The regional sports network home of the Yankees and Nets can now be streamed for as little as $16.66 a month without a pay TV subscription.
YES Network, the regional sports network that airs the majority of Yankees games, plans to provide a direct-to-customer service. It has a tentative launch date of March 30, but that could move.
NEW YORK (AP) — YES Network broadcaster Jack Curry missed the New York Yankees’ postseason after contracting COVID-19. Curry tweeted a video on Sunday and said he had recovered and would have returned to work for the AL Championship Series starting Sunday had the Yankees advanced. Curry said he tested positive following the regular season, which […]
An Amazon-led group of investors that includes the New York Yankees and Sinclair Broadcast Group is ready to sign a deal to buy YES Network — one of NY’s most prominent cable sports channels — for roughly $3.5 billion, according to two people close to the plans.
The CW announced Friday that it’s airing a special concert, titled Yes, It’s Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Concert Special! immediately after the series finale on Friday, April 5 at 9 ET. The one-of-a-kind event, which will be taped in Los Angeles in March, is described as being “equal parts concert special, rock concert and musical revue.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that the New York Yankees are in talks with Amazon and Sinclair Broadcast Group about partnering to bid for the team’s regional sports network YES, according to people familiar with the matter. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.
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.
With the Yankees in spring training and its carriage impasse with Comcast into its fourth month, regional sports channel YES Network has initiated a multi-million advertising campaign urging the MSO’s subscribers to change pay TV services.
It’s been a big week for the New York Yankees. First the team won a bidding war for Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka. Then, on Friday, Fox announced that it will raise its stake in the team’s YES regional sports network to 80% from 49%. When the deal closes, expected by the end of March, YES Network will be consolidated into Fox’s financials.
News Corp. is in negotiations with the New York Yankees to buy a minority stake in the team’s YES cable network, positioning the media company to gain a larger footprint in the increasingly lucrative realm of sports programming.
Ed Delaney has been promoted to senior vice president, broadcast operations and engineering at regional sports channel YES Network. He is responsible for all aspects of technical operations. Delaney joined YES in October 2001 as director of operations, leading the company’s technical team in the planning and executing of the network’s launch just five months […]