Overview: The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country in 12 of the past 13 years, owns the exclusive local TV rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer's New York City FC. YES, which has earned 402 Emmy nominations and 95 Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, college sports and Manchester City soccer. YES has been named the 7th-most valuable sports business brand in the world the past four years by Forbes magazine.
Principals: Tracy Dolgin, non-Executive Chairman
Jon Litner, President
John Filippelli, President, Production and Programming
Launch Date: March 19th 2002. The first regular season Yankees broadcast was April 1, 2002 (Yankees vs. Baltimore).
New York Yankees on YES: The YES Network televises 128 regular season Yankees games per season, in addition to Yankees on pre- and post-game shows, Yankees Batting Practice Today and Spring Training games. Other Yankees-themed programs include Yankeeography, the Emmy award-winning biography series on past and present Yankees greats; Yankeeography: Moments of Glory, which highlights some of the greatest moments in recent Yankees history; Yankees Magazine, the weekly magazine show consisting of Yankees highlights, player profiles, behind-the-scenes features and interviews; Yankees Encore, encore presentations of Yankees games; the weekly in-season Joe Girardi Show; Yankees Hot Stove, which focuses on the Yankees' and other teams' off-season personnel moves; Yankees Access, which provides exclusive behind-the-scenes off-the-field access to Yankees players; and Yankees Classics, a collection of some of the greatest regular season and post-season games in Yankees history.
Brooklyn Nets on YES: The YES Network televises 82 regular season Nets games, as well as pre-season and post-season games, and pre- and post-game shows for all of its Nets telecasts. Nets Magazine is the weekly magazine show containing Nets highlights, player profiles, behind-the-scenes pieces, exclusive interviews and instructional segments featuring the Nets.
NYCFC on YES: YES has the exclusive local television rights to the New York City Football Club, the Major League Soccer expansion team which began play in March 2015.
Additional YES Programming: CenterStage with Michael Kay features intimate sit-down interviews with the biggest names in sports, media and entertainment conducted by YES' Michael Kay in front of a live studio audience; the four-time Emmy-winning Forbes SportsMoney tackles the latest news and trends in sports business. YES also airs live daily simulcasts of ESPN Radio New York's The Michael Kay Show, and televises ACC basketball, football and other sports, as well as Big East basketball. In addition, YES airs Manchester City's English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League games, along with the club's weekly magazine shows.