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10 Years of YES: Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network

02/23/2012 6:15 PM ET
By YESNetwork.com staff

Overview
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past nine years, features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets. YES, which has earned 235 Emmy Award nominations and 55 Emmy Awards since launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, in addition to college sports. All programming produced by YES is in HD.

Principals
Tracy Dolgin, President & CEO
Ray Hopkins, COO

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 125 regular season Yankees games per season, in addition to 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; the Emmy award-winning youth-oriented show Yankees on Deck; Yankees Magazine, the weekly magazine show featuring Yankees highlights, player profiles, behind-the-scenes pieces and interviews; Yankees Encore, encore presentations of Yankees games; the weekly in-season Joe Girardi Show; the Yankees Spring Training Report; Yankees Baseball Daily, which focuses on the Yankees' and other teams' off-season activities; 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.

New Jersey Nets on YES
The YES Network televises 82 regular season Nets games, as well as pre-season and playoff 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.

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; This Week in Football focuses on the Giants, Jets, and other news from around the NFL; and the Emmy-nominated Forbes SportsMoney tackles the latest news and issues concerning the business of sports. YES also airs daily live simulcasts of the top-rated Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN radio show, as well as Francesa's Sunday morning NFL show NFL Now, also originating on WFAN Radio. YES televises the Notre Dame football coach's show, and encore presentations of Notre Dame home football games. In addition, the network produces and televises college football and basketball games. YES also airs the Arsenal Football Club's English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League games in HD on tape delay, along with the club's weekly Arsenal World and Arsenal 360 magazine shows and selected classic Arsenal games.
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