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10 Years of YES: Firsts

02/22/2012 1:54 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com staff

YES was the first network to simulcast a sports radio talk
show live (Mike and the Mad Dog, March 2002)
• First RSN to gain cable distribution outside of its home-team market: YES launched on Bright House Networks in Florida in April 2009

• Most subscribers of any regional sports network in the country: >14 million nationally

• Most international travel by any regional sports network: Indonesia (2005), London (2011), Iraq (2004), Taiwan (2011), Dominican Republic (2010), Japan (2004)

• First RSN to provide live steamed baseball games to its in-market subscribers (July 8, 2009)

• First television network to simulcast a sports radio talk show live (Mike and the Mad Dog, March 2002)

• First regional sports network to produce and televise NBA regular season games outside of North America (March 4 & 5, 2011, Nets vs. Raptors, in London)

• Produced and televised a Major League Baseball regular season game outside of the United States (Yankees vs. Devil Rays, March 2004, Japan)

• First television network to produce 3D MLB telecasts (July 10 & 11, 2010, Yankees vs. Seattle)

• First regional sports network distributed nationally on Verizon FiOS (April 2009)

• First television network to have its instant replay used by officials to overturn a call to change the final score of an NBA game (February 23, 2009; Sixers vs. Nets)

• First television network to include constant "pitch count" graphic during its MLB telecasts. (Debuted April 4, 2010)

• First television network to air a Web-exclusive MLB post-game show: Post Game Plus, debuted April 2, 2007

• First television network to deploy Sony's HD 3x slo-mo camera within an MLB telecast (April 2007)

• First television network to regularly deploy YES MO (Fletcher Sports' super slo-mo HD camera, capable of showing slow-motion replays of up to 1,000 frames per second, roughly 11 times more than other slow-motion systems) (2010)

• First television network to introduce an interactive post-game show in which viewers help dictate the content and flow of the show (Yankees Extra Innings, premiered April 2010)

• First regional sports network to establish a content partnership with YouTube/Google Video: launched January 26, 2007

• First regional sports network to have a dedicated video channel on Yahoo: launched June 14, 2007

• First network to deploy premium 90-second "Content Breaks" as an ad platform: April 2005

• First television network to produce true interactive MLB telecasts (July 25, 2006)

• First regional sports network to have comprehensive, dedicated social media presence on its Web site (My YES, launched October 2009)

• First television network to install a graphics package deploying an "extrusion function" in real-time (April 4, 2010)

• Most advanced, most powerful production truck in the world ("Dynasty," debuted September 2010)

• Largest, most powerful hybrid production/satellite truck in the world (debuted 2009)
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