Comcast Drops YES Network
The YES Network, home of the New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, and New York City Football Club, released a statement via their website.
The two companies were locked in a dispute over fees. YES Network claims they were not being "unreasonable", while Comcast cited low ratings that did not justify the prices YES was asking for.
Comcast released a statement saying
over 90 percent of our 900,000 plus customers who receive YES Network didn't watch the equivalent of even one quarter of those [130 baseball] games."
Q: Are your proposals "unreasonable?"
A: No. YES has been the dominant sports network in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for most of the past 12 years, and its Yankees telecasts are often some of the most popular programming in the New York area. In fact, YES is the most watched regional sports network in the country, and is consistently more popular than all of the sports networks that Comcast owns and operates. YES Network's proposals are not only reasonable, they are in line with agreements already secured with other major pay-TV providers within the marketplace.
If you are a Comcast subscriber you can go to http://keepyesnetwork.com to find providers that carry YES Network.