• YES / DirecTV Negotiations Extended

    Posted by on April 4th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    This being my first post here, I’d like to thank Steve Lombardi for maintaining this blog, and for giving me a place to go to read and talk Yankees for these past few years. Thanks Steve.

    Via Pete Dougherty of the Times Union yesterday:

    DirecTV has been granted an extension until Thursday “in order to continue negotiating with the goal of reaching a new agreement,” YES Network reported this morning.

    The contract between the satellite company and regional sports network expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.  (Click here to vote in our poll about the DirecTV/YES Network dispute.)

    The extension will allow subscribers to see at least five additional Yankees telecast. Today’s game is on the Fox network, but the next five — Sunday against the Tigers, and a four-game series against the Twins — are scheduled for YES.

    For those of us out-of-towners who watch most of the Yankees games via Extra Innings Package, this is season defining. I’m not sure who’s the bad guy in this mess, but if DirecTV drops YES, the fans are the big losers.

    Interestingly, YES stayed on throughout the game and was not blacked out as usual, requiring a channel switch to the 700′s, where extra inning content is located.

    Comments on YES / DirecTV Negotiations Extended

    1. April 4th, 2011 | 1:30 pm

      Greg – just wanted to publically say welcome and thanks for agreeing to add content to the site!

      I look forward to hearing more from you – esp. from the angle of a fan of the team who is so far away from the heart of Yankeeland.

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