This coming from the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network. Through its new minority owner Fox Sports, YES Network will pick up a package of ACC and Big East games.
The deal will allow YES to air as many as 10 ACC football games and 23 conference basketball games. In addition, the Fox syndication contract gives YES the rights to as many as 10 Big East conference games. So YES will be the home of a lot of action involving area teams.
Here’s the YES press release.
YES NETWORK TO TELEVISE ACC BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL GAMES AND BIG EAST BASKETBALL GAMES VIA DEAL WITH FOX SPORTS MEDIA GROUP
NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 — The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years, has reached an agreement with FOX Sports Media Group by which YES will televise live Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) basketball and football games and Big East basketball games beginning this fall.
As part of the deal, YES will televise up to 10 ACC football games and up to 23 men’s ACC basketball games, as well as select women’s basketball and Olympic sports. YES will also offer up to 10 Big East basketball games. Telecast schedules will be announced at a later date. All telecasts will be in HD.
Eight schools that will compete in the ACC in football this fall played in bowl games last season. Seven schools that will compete in the ACC in men’s basketball during the 2013-14 season, and five schools that will compete in the Big East, participated in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this past spring.
“This agreement is an example of the symbiotic relationship YES now enjoys with FOX, a new minority owner of YES,” said Tracy Dolgin, President & CEO, YES Network. “Given our complementary interests and areas of expertise, we anticipate more of these types of mutually beneficial collaborations going forward.”
“We’re proud to partner with the YES Network to televise Big East and ACC games to fans, students, and alumni throughout the New York area,” said Jeff Krolik, executive vice president, FOX Sports regional networks. “New York is one of the traditional strongholds of the Big East, and now that the ACC is also represented through Syracuse, there should be a great deal of regional interest in these games.”