What sucks is that even though we don't get YES in the NY area on Dish, the ESPN2 feed is blacked out here on Dish (for this mornings Yankee opener in Japan). WTF?
It matters NOT that YES is not available on Dish. What matters is that YES has EXCLUSIVE rights to ALL IN Market Yankees fans. This means that NO Yankee's games can be carried on any other carrier unless YES Sells or grants a national carrier all local rights to a game for any and all subscribers in the Yankee's Local regional designated Market, which is ALL of New York State, and parts of the Tri-CITY around NYC.
Almost all Yankee games on YES are exclusive in market, whether you have access to YES or NOT, on your particular Multichannel providers system.