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10 Years of YES: YES Network's digital offerings

02/22/2012 1:09 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com staff

YES, in a co-production with DirecTV, televised the first-ever MLB games in 3D on July 10-11, 2010.
YES HD - YES launched a 24/7 standalone hi-def channel on April 2, 2007; all original programming on YES is now produced in hi-def, including all Yankees and Nets games, all Yankees and Nets pre-game and post-game shows, Yankees Magazine, The Joe Girardi Show, Yankees Baseball Daily, CenterStage, Yankees on Deck, This Week in Football and Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN, Nets Magazine, Forbes SportsMoney, Football Sunday with Mike Francesa.

Yankees on YES live game streaming over broadband - In July 2009 YES, Major League Baseball and Cablevision launched an offering by which Cablevision customers who receive the YES Network by subscribing to Cablevision's expanded basic level of television service or above - and its Optimum Online high-speed Internet service - have the opportunity to purchase a package of YES' New York Yankees game telecasts for live in-market online viewing. This agreement makes Yankees on YES live game streaming over broadband the only live in-market streaming product in professional sports to include games with local television rights. YES and Verizon launched a similar in-market streaming product in August 2009. In April 2010, Time Warner Cable joined Cablevision and Verizon as the three YES distribution partners who are making YES' Yankees broadcasts available to their subscribers.

YES 3D - YES, in a co-production with DirecTV, televised the first-ever Major League Baseball games on July 10-11, 2010 (Yankees at Mariners). In addition to DirecTV, the games were also made available by YES to customers of Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and other YES affiliates.

YES VOD - Verizon's FiOS TV digital subscribers throughout New York State and in north and central New Jersey have access to YES' Yankees telecasts, as well as other Emmy Award-winning YES programming, on demand.

Text Messaging - YES viewers can text their ChevyOffers.com-sponsored "Player of the Game" selections -- and also cast their votes on YESNetwork.com -- during Yankees telecasts. Toyota also sponsors a fan text poll posted on YESNetwork.com before and during Yankees games, with the results being revealed during the game telecast. Toyota also sponsors Nets text voting trivia questions during YES game telecasts.

Real-Time Wireless Updates - YES partners with the technology company 4Info to provide fans with mobile access to Yankees score updates and breaking news. Fans can also sign up to receive score updates from other teams and sports. Fans can select which type of information they wish to receive, along with how and where they want to receive it.

YES-MO - in June 2009, YES becomes the only network to regularly use a ground-breaking super slow-motion camera (dubbed "YES-MO" on YES' Yankees telecasts) from Fletcher Sports. YES-MO is capable of showing slow-motion replays of up to 1,000 frames per second, roughly 11 times other slow-motion systems.

YouTube - YouTube's dedicated YES Network channel includes clips from proprietary YES programming such as CenterStage, Yankees Baseball Daily, This Week in Football, Yankees on Deck, The Joe Girardi Show, Post Game Plus, Yankees Magazine, Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN and SportsLife NYC, along with interviews with Yankees and Nets players, coaches and managers, and commentary from YES' Yankees, Nets and NFL analysts. YES was the first regional sports network with an official dedicated YouTube channel, which fans can subscribe to.

YESNetwork.com - co-produced with MLBAM and re-launched in March 2009, the two-time Emmy Award-winning site features the following elements:
• Multiple Yankees video highlights after every telecast
• Web-exclusive Post Game Plus show after every YES Yankees broadcast featuring video highlights, interviews and analysis
• Pre-game and post-game interviews with Yankees and Nets players, coaches and managers
• Video analysis from YES' Yankees and Net experts
• MyYES, a comprehensive social media section launched in October 2009; among the highlights: fans can create their own profile pages and become "friends" with other fans; fans can upload their own photos and videos, can create their own blogs, and can create and join topical groups
• Numerous video clips from YES Network programs such as the Yankees and Nets pre- and post-game shows, Yankees Batting Practice Today, CenterStage, The Joe Girardi Show, Yankees on Deck and Forbes SportsMoney
  • Several video clips streamed each day of WFAN's Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN, which is simulcast live on YES Monday-Friday
• Web-exclusive video series such as Stadium Spotlight, My YES Weekly and This Week in Football • Weekly Off The Wall podcast hosted by Chris Shearn, with guests including Tommy Lasorda, Brian Cashman, Jeff Francoeur and Jim Kaat
• Blogs from Jack Curry, Bob Lorenz, Chris Shearn and Steve Goldman
• Content partnership with River Ave. Blues, the most popular independent Yankees blog
• Content partnership with BigBlueInteractive.com, a comprehensive New York Giants football blog
• Fans can follow YESNetwork.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/YESNetwork, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/YESNet
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