Potential YES Contract Dispute? Update: Agreement reached

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  1. Jan 16, 2011 #1 of 526
    Grafixguy

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    According to a blurb in a NY Daily News article there's an issue brewing between DTV and YES. Long way to go of course, and most of these things get settled before a channel goes dark.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/columnists/raissman/index.html

    YES, A CONTRACT DISPUTE
    Consider this a warning to Yankees fans who subscribe to DirecTV.

    Satellite stoolies say Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network suits, and their counterparts at DirecTV, are having problems reaching an agreement on a new carriage contract.

    The problem (duh)? Money. It seems like YES execs are looking for a big increase on what DirecTV pays them to carry the network. Or as one industry source said: "YES is looking for something more, or significantly more, than what might be considered a standard increase."

    History suggests the question isn't if these "disputes" between networks and satellite or cable providers get settled, but when?
    With spring training approaching, Yankees fans who watch their Bombers on DirecTV might want to start worrying.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 #2 of 526
    stoutman

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    During the summer it is not uncommon in the upstate tv markets to have YES receive higher ratings than some of the broadcast stations. While I understand Directv's desire not to pay additional fees, the cost in subscribers who have access to FIOS and TimeWarner would be significant. I would swallow my exit fee and switch. I will not go through a summer without the Yankees. The only silver lining for Directv is Dish not having YES. They will only will lose customers to those who have alternatives.

    On a bright note, I hope the settlement will bring the added bonus of getting Yankee broadcasts through Extra Innings like Time Warner and Cablevision customers do.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2011 #3 of 526
    tgater

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    I thought that long ago YES charged the same fees to all carriers?
    It wouldn’t seem to charge D* more than Comcast or Time Warner, am I wrong?

    Although I am not a Yankee Fan I do watch some games and watch a lot of the other programs that is on YES. I will not drop D* because of this. I watch more football than any other sport both college and professional. It will take another carrier to have the Sunday Ticket to get me to leave or for me to loose my interest in football.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 #4 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    Hey, when you give a setup man a 3yr/$35MM contract, you have to make that up somehow.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 #5 of 526
    Sixto

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    I hope things work out. Certainly the most watched channel here from April onward.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 #6 of 526
    mws192

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    ETF < one trip to the stadium with the family
     
  7. Jan 16, 2011 #7 of 526
    harsh

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    The difference being that many Comcast and TWC distributors don't carry YES at all.

    Out here on the Left Coast, your only option for YES is DIRECTV and most don't miss it. If DIRECTV has to pay for it and there are only a fraction of their customers who are rabid fans, the cost per interested subscriber gets pretty outrageous.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2011 #8 of 526
    sigma1914

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    The bullpen needed a setup man for Mo. And Mo needs his predecessor. Your Redsox aren't exactly penny pinchers, either, with their 2nd highest team salary. $18 mil for 14-11 4.40 ERA Lackey?? $13 mil for a DH?? And $14 mil for J.D. Drew?????? The Yankees spend money, go to the playoffs, & win 27 world titles in the last 90 years. Whereas, the Redsox spend money, pray for the playoffs, and win 2 world titles in the last 90 years. ;)

    On topic.....They better get this deal done. As a Yankees fan in Texas, I need this channel.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2011 #9 of 526
    Vinny

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    YES is by far the most watched station during the baseball season in this house. I've been a customer since 1995 and if DirecTV lost YES they will lose me too. I love DirecTV but I love my Yankees MORE.
     
  10. Jan 16, 2011 #10 of 526
    hilmar2k

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    Sox started spending money at a high level (and nowehere what the Yankees spend) only about 10 years ago. Since then, they've won more WS than have the Yankees. We'll see whose offseason moves pan out better. ;)

    By the way, I also hope the dispute gets resolved.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2011 #11 of 526
    fireponcoal

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    Satellite stoolies... Hah.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2011 #12 of 526
    stoutman

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    Ditto, but 1996:)

    We could suspend our accounts for the baseball season and go back afterwards or when they come to terms. The experts on the boards will weigh in on that possibility.
     
  13. Jan 16, 2011 #13 of 526
    sigma1914

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    I doubt they would still use YESHD feeds for EI, but if they did then I'd be ok. I hope I don't have to sub to MLB.tv...I much prefer YESHD on Directv over blocky streaming. :nono2:
     
  14. Jan 16, 2011 #14 of 526
    stoutman

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    They should still use YES for EI. MLB has exclusive rights to sell the package and teams must provide the HD feed to MLB. They cannot block its use. This is why we get Cox 4 and CSN Philadelphia feeds.
     
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    fireponcoal

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    Poor new yawkers but imagine being a Philly sports fan and this state of affairs being all we get year in and year out for being D* subscriber? Not fun at all:(... Sat-stoolies is right in some respects.
     
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    domingos35

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    oopppsss:eek2:
     
  17. Jan 16, 2011 #17 of 526
    sunfire9us

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    I was just about to say the same thing as you.Just like us Padres fans, the Yankee fans would still get the YES games via MLB EI games for the same reasons you mentioned. So either way the Yankee games wouldn't be lost completely.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2011 #18 of 526
    Kevin F

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    They better work this out...
     
  19. Jan 16, 2011 #19 of 526
    cjrleimer

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    +1 otherwise we may see YES go the route of CSN Philly and Northwest.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2011 #20 of 526
    Kevin F

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    I will unfortunately go the route of timewarner cable then... and either eat the etf or suspend my account for a few months. God, I hope this doesn't happen.
     

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