YES Network, Tribune Media Reach Agreement to Bring Yankees Games Back to WPIX-TV
The YES Network and Tribune Media Company reached a multi-year agreement under which Tribune Media’s PIX11 has secured exclusive over-the-air rights to New York Yankees games in the New York DMA beginning with the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Specific financial terms were not released.PIX11 will televise approximately 20 games this season; its broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date. PIX11 had been the broadcast home of the Yankees from 1951 through 1998. YES, which remains the exclusive local television rights holder for the Yankees, will televise 125 Yankees games this season.
“We are eager to enter into this new chapter with PIX11,” said Tracy Dolgin, President & CEO, YES Network. “We look forward to working with PIX11 to bring all of the excitement, tradition and passion of Yankees baseball to fans throughout the Tri-State area. At the same time, we have appreciated working with My9, which had been our local broadcast partner since 2005.”
“We are extremely excited to be bringing Yankees baseball back to PIX11 and we’re looking forward to a great season,” said Larry Wert, President of Broadcast Media for Tribune Broadcasting. “For nearly 50 years, the Yankees were synonymous with PIX11—we’re thrilled to renew that partnership. This agreement is another demonstration of PIX11’s commitment to offer its viewers the best news, sports and entertainment programming in the Tri-State area.”