The network was dropped in November last year and Comcast has not said anything on its possible return. Insiders at Comcast have secretly revealed that the top management is uncomfortable with Fox which is the majority owner of YES.
They claim that FOX charges for a channel are too high thus not many people watch them. However, YES Network has denied the claim saying they are the most watched of the sports channels available in the country. The war of words is now leaving Comcast customers suffering and it’s not clear up to when that will happen.
A spokesman from YES who spoke on condition of anonymity has poured cold water on the possible return of the network to Comcast anytime soon. “Unfortunately, Comcast subscribers will not be able to watch the Yankees on YES this season because Comcast dropped YES in November. There are no indications that Comcast will return YES to its lineup.”
YES stands out as the major broadcaster for New York Yankees and features shows like Yankees Magazine, Yankees Hot Stove and The Joe Girardi Show. Many people who follow the Yankees are not happy with Comcast. Adam Gajo, a sports network analyst with SNL Kagan told app.com; “You can’t just pass them under the radar anymore. Especially with sports rights fees getting a lot of press, consumers are aware of how much they are paying and they don’t want to pay for something that they’re not interested in watching.”
Yankees fan Louis Caprio said; “I am just hoping somehow that they would sit down and negotiate and come to an agreement. It’s hard to do if they’re not talking.” Cable providers blame regional sports networks or sports teams for the costs.
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