YES Network Names Carlos DeMolina, Jim Daddona as Producer/Director Team For NYCFC Broadcasts
YES Network named Carlos DeMolina as producer and Jim Daddona as director of YES’ New York City FC match telecasts this season. In addition, the network named Joe Tolleson and Ian Joy as their on-air broadcast team.
YES’ first New York City FC telecast this season will be on Saturday, March 21, when New York City FC visits Colorado (4 pm ET). YES will air a special pre-season special at 3:30 pm ET prior to that match telecast.
“I could not be happier with the collective talent that we have assembled for our New York City FC coverage,” says John J. Filippelli, President of Production and Programming, YES Network. “Joe and Ian are among the finest sportscasters in the business and have exhibited tremendous skill and versatility throughout their respective careers. Carlos and Jim are two incredibly respected broadcast veterans who will bring the same level of commitment and expertise to our New York City FC productions as our Yankees and Nets coverage.”
Tolleson has done play-by-play for ESPN International’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League, the CONCACAF Champions League, Serie A (Italy), La Liga (Spain), and World Cup Qualifiers. He is also Executive Producer of SiriusXM FC 94, the 24-hour soccer channel on satellite radio. He has covered every Winter and Summer Olympics for Westwood One Radio since 2002, announcing soccer and other sports. He handled play-by-play duties at MSG Network for the New York Red Bulls (including when the team was known as the NY/NJ MetroStars), and the New York Power of the WUSA. In addition, he is the New York Rangers’ arena announcer at Madison Square Garden, has done radio play-by-play for the team and hosted NHL Radio’s studio show for nine years.
Joy’s 14-year pro playing career started in Scotland before he moved on to England and then to Germany (playing for Hamburger SV and then FC St Pauli in the Bundesliga). After joining Real Salt Lake in 2008, he helped the team reach the playoffs that year, the first post-season berth in franchise history. After an injury-plagued start to the 2009 MLS season for Real Salt Lake, Joy returned to Germany for a brief spell before accepting an offer stateside to captain the 2010 Portland Timbers team in what would turn out to be his last ever professional season. Following his retirement from soccer, Joy did MLS color commentary for FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake’s radio and TV broadcasts. Since August 2012, Joy has been a soccer analyst for beIN Sports, where he has held multiple roles including color commentator and studio analyst working on Serie A, French Ligue 1 and La Liga telecasts. He also hosted beIN Sports’ 2014 World Cup studio show from Rio.
YES is New York City FC’s exclusive local television home; it has the rights to televise all New York City FC home and away regular season matches. The network will televise New York City FC matches within its traditional service area: throughout New York State and Connecticut; north and central New Jersey; and northeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition, all New York City FC matches televised by YES will be streamed live free via the FOX Sports GO app to authenticated YES viewers whose operators have streaming deals with YES (currently Cablevision and Time Warner Cable).