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.