Amazon Prime Video will begin exclusively streaming New York Yankees games later this month, with 19 of the 21 games in the package airing on Friday nights. Amazon Prime Video began streaming simulcast Yankees games with broadcasters and the YES Network in 2020, but this is the first time it has exclusive rights for the games.
The games are produced by the Yankees’ YES Network and are all scheduled for broadcast on WPIX New York. YES said Tuesday they will be available at no additional cost to Prime members in the Yankees’ home market of New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania, and north and central New Jersey.
Yanks, Mets ‘Play Ball’ On WPIX
Major League Baseball owners voted in November to have digital streaming rights within a team’s broadcast market revert to each club from Baseball Advanced Media starting with this season.
Yankees Team With Amazon To Stream Games
The Yankees may soon become a major-league thorn in the side of New York’s cable providers. The Bronx Bombers, working with tech giant Amazon, are gearing up to become the first Major League Baseball team to let fans watch games on their phones or laptops without a cable subscription — a bid to win over millennials who are cutting ties with cable TV
Yankees Looking To Buy Back YES
The New York Yankees are in talks to buy back YES Network as Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox look to clear their $71.3 billion merger. It amounts to “a foregone conclusion” the Bronx Bombers will exercise their right of first refusal to buy the 80% of YES they don’t own, according to a source familiar with the talks.
What Happens Next For Tegna?
In a multi-year deal with the YES Network, Tribune’s New York CW affiliate will air approximately 20 games this season.
Starting in 2015, Tribune’s CW affiliate WPIX New York will air about 21 Yankee games a season, rather than WWOR, which had been the team’s over-the-air television partner since 2005. The WPIX games will be produced by the YES Network and feature the Yankees’ regular group of on-air commentators.
Fox-owned MNT affiliate WWOR New York (DMA 1) will be the exclusive local broadcast home of the New York Yankees for the eighth consecutive year. During the 2012 MLB season, Yankee fans will see their favorite team play 21 games on WWOR. In making the announcement, WWOR General Manager Lew Leone said: “We are proud […]