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Some people are upset at Charlie for not picking up the New York Yankees YES Network due to the costs for the service, while others are very mad at Charlie that they can not watch their Yankee games.

One Cable operator picked up yes and is now charging ALL their customers.

Here is an article from the MULTICHANNEL NEWS Click HERE to read the entire story.

YES, Comcast Rates Will Go Up

Multichannel News
3/26/02 1:06:00 PM

Comcast Corp. will pass the $2-per-subscriber cost of Yankee Entertainment & Sports Network on to consumers.

The MSO said subscriber fees will go up as much as $3 per month to foot the bill for 130 New York Yankees Major League Baseball games.

New York-area subscribers will pay a 99-cent increase due to Comcast's March 8 carriage deal with YES. But for 360,000 of those subscribers in Comcast's Union, Meadowlands and Trenton, N.J., systems, an additional $2 annual price increase will accompany the 99-cent YES fee.
 

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Why is it that people are singling out YES?
Why? Because YES is a NEW station, the Yankees had a home on MSG but the Yankees got greedy and decided they could make more money by having their own channels (and cutting out the middleman of MSG)

Its not like YES was a popular channel that has been around for along time. Its a new channel that really has no shows except for Yankees Baseball.

I can see companies paying a lot for ESPN who keeps expanding its lineupm they have been around and because they want to be the sports leader they have poinied up to all the leagues to pay the rates they want to show the games. Unfortunately ESPN has to pass these costs to their customers (which are the cable companies and satellite providers) I do not agree with the fees that the legues want TV stations to pay, but thats a different story.

ESPN is an established Channel, people want it, YES is a new channel, people want it... But only for one show. YES wants way to much money for an unesablished channel for only one program.
 
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