YES Network Promotes Ed Delaney
Emmy Award-winner Ed Delaney has been promoted to senior vice president, broadcast operations and engineering at the YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past nine years. He is responsible for all aspects of the technical operations for YES.
Delaney joined YES in October 2001 as director of operations, leading the company’s technical team in the planning and executing of the network’s launch just five months later. He was promoted to vice president, operations, in 2003. He and his YES technical team won six New York Emmy Awards.
“Ed has been remarkable in identifying opportunities for YES to re-affirm its pioneering position in sports television production, operations and technology,” said John J. Filippelli, president of production and programming for the YES Network, to whom Delaney reports. “He has been with YES since Day One and, as we approach our 10th anniversary in March, we owe much of our outstanding on-air look to Ed.”
Delaney was the driving force when YES launched its 24/7 standalone HD feed in 2007, and the subsequent overhaul of the network’s studio and broadcast operations to the point where all YES-produced programming has been presented in high-definition for almost five years now. Delaney played a pivotal role when YES presented the first 3D MLB telecast, in 2010 and is responsible for YES’ deploying, through a partnership with Game Creek Video, the most powerful remote production truck in the world.
Prior to joining YES, Delaney was CEO of his wholly owned company, DCC, where he packaged production of many major sports events including New York Yankees baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and professional boxing.
Earlier, Delaney served as vice president of operations for The Baseball Network, a partnership between ABC Sports, NBC Sports and Major League Baseball. Delaney came to the Baseball Network from ABC Sports where, where he worked for 10 years, most recently as senior production executive, overseeing the production management of all ABC Sports telecasts. Delaney won the Emmy for “Technical Team Achievement” for his work heading the operations of the 1990 Kentucky Derby telecast.
Delaney graduated from Millersville University (Pa.) with a B.S. in Business Administration.