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DirecTV and YES Network

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    DirecTV's contract with the YES Network expires at midnight Saturday.

    Stinks since I live in the Yankees market. I guess if a deal can't be reached, I'll hit the streaming sites.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'd trade YES for Universal Sports in a heartbeat.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    You could always just turn on ESPN.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Dish subscribers could lose SNY, the Mets broadcaster, but those fans won't be missing much.

    If Dish Network drops SNY, it won't carry any local sports channel in the New York area.
  5. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Except that Yankee games are blacked out on ESPN in Yankee markets.
    I'd think that MLB.TV would pounce on this.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Yankees games are blacked out in their home market on MLB.tv. You can watch a delayed feed 90 minutes after the end of a game.

    In my area, four teams are blacked out on MLB.tv.
  7. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    That is messed up.
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    YES Network gives DirecTV until Thursday to reach a deal.

  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It was my understanding that DirecTV blacked out a game on ESPN only if it was available in the home market station elsewhere on DirecTV.

    If the company is no longer carrying YES, that means the game is not available anywhere else and thus should not be blacked out.
  10. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    The irony is that Cablevision, who didn't carry the Yankees for a year in a similar dispute, will brag that they have the Yankees and DirecTV customers don't.

    Dolan is shameless.
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It still would be technically available on YES. It's up to the provider to come to terms with YES on a carriage contract.
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    My mom is a diehard Yankees fan who switched to DirecTV after the Cablevision dispute. She badmouths the Dolans and stuck with dial-up internet for far too long because her only high speed option was Cablevision. I haven't had the heart to mention that her Yankees broadcasts could be going away.
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