Sling TV no longer carries the
Yankees on YES

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Frequently Asked Questions

What has happened?

Sling TV has chosen not to carry the New York Yankees and the YES Network. Despite our continued efforts to negotiate an extension of our carriage agreement with Sling TV on market terms that are fair and reasonable (in fact, our proposed rate increase amounts to just pennies a day per Sling TV customer), Sling TV refuses to recognize the appropriate value of the first-place New York Yankees and the YES Network. As a result, the YES Network, including our Yankees games, will no longer be available on Sling TV.

What does this mean for Sling TV customers?

Sling TV customers can no longer watch the first-place, record-breaking Yankees’ games on YES, nor can they watch YES’ Yankees pre- and post-game shows, Yankees Batting Practice Today, Yankeeography or any other Yankees programming.

And the Brooklyn Nets, whose games YES televises, had a blockbuster off-season with its free agency signings, and are now one of the elite teams in the NBA. Sling TV customers won’t be able to see any Nets games on YES this upcoming season.

Sling TV customers will also miss all New York City FC and New York Liberty game telecasts on YES.

Sling TV customers no longer have access to the YES Network despite the fact that YES is one of only four networks carried by Sling TV in the New York DMA to have experienced Primetime and Total Day viewership increases over the last three years.

Is there a solution in sight?

Unfortunately, we do not anticipate a resolution at this time. Based on the discussions we have had, Sling TV apparently has made a firm determination that YES does not provide enough value to its customers despite the stellar play of the Yankees and other premier live event programming we offer, including the resurgent Nets. All we are asking is that Sling TV pay the market rate, an increase which amounts to literally pennies a day per Sling TV customer.

How can I contact Sling TV to share my frustration about losing the Yankees, Nets, NYC FC and Liberty on YES?

You can contact Sling TV by visiting their Web site or by calling 855-428-7201. Tell them how much you love the Yankees and that they should return the Yankees and the YES Network to Sling TV.

How can Sling TV customers get their Yankees?

All the major TV streaming services that compete with Sling TV offer the YES Network, including Yankees games, and each of these services is easy to sign up for, in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is log on to their respective Web sites or call them:

The YES Network is also widely available throughout its footprint on the distributors below:

Just how popular are the Yankees on YES?

That's a good question. And we have answers:

  • YES is one of only four networks carried by Sling TV in the New York DMA to have experienced Primetime and Total Day viewership increases over the last three years.
  • In general, Primetime Yankees games on YES draw better ratings in New York than the Primetime lineups of all other networks.
  • In general, Yankees ratings on YES have grown over the past three seasons while most other programming, sports and otherwise, have seen their ratings decline.
  • The YES Network has been the most-watched regional sports network in the country for 14 of the past 16 years.
  • The Yankees on YES have been the most-watched regional sports network programming in the country since 2004 – 15 straight years.