Headquarters: 805 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
CEO: Tracy Dolgin
The YES Network is the most-watched regional cable sports network in the country the past nine years. YES stands for the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network and features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees baseball team and the Brooklyn (formerly New Jersey) Nets of the NBA.
YES has earned 235 Emmy Award nominations and 55 Emmy Awards since launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, in addition to college sports. All programming produced by YES is in HD.
The YES Network televises 125 regular season Yankees games, in addition to pre- and postgame shows, Yankees Batting Practice Today and spring training games. Other Yankees-themed programs include Yankeeography, the Emmy award-winning biography series on past and present Yankees greats; the Emmy award-winning youth-oriented show Yankees on Deck; Yankees Magazine, the weekly magazine show featuring Yankees highlights, player profiles, behind-the-scenes pieces and interviews; Yankees Encore, encore presentations of Yankees games; the weekly in-season Joe Girardi Show; the Yankees Spring Training Report; Yankees Baseball Daily, which focuses on the Yankees' and other teams' off-season activities; Yankees Access, which provides exclusive behind-the-scenes off-the-field access to Yankees players; and Yankees Classics, a collection of some of the greatest regular season and postseason games in Yankees history.
During the winter and spring months, the YES Network televises 82 regular season Nets games, as well as preseason and playoff games, and pre- and postgame shows for all of its Nets telecasts. Nets Magazine is the weekly magazine show containing Nets highlights, player profiles, behind-the-scenes pieces, exclusive interviews and instructional segments featuring the Nets.
Additional YES Programming includes CenterStage, which features sit-down interviews with superstars of sports and entertainment conducted by lead Yankees' broadcaster Michael Kay in front of a studio audience; This Week in Football focuses on the Giants, Jets, and other news from around the NFL; and the Emmy-nominated Forbes SportsMoney tackles the latest news and issues concerning the business of sports.
YES also airs daily live simulcasts of the top-rated Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN radio show, as well as Francesa's Sunday morning NFL show, NFL Now, also originating on WFAN Radio. YES also televises the Notre Dame football coach's show, and encore presentations of Notre Dame home football games. In addition, the network produces and televises college football and basketball games. YES also airs the Arsenal Football Club's English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League games in HD on tape delay, along with the club's weekly Arsenal World and Arsenal 360 magazine shows and selected classic Arsenal games.
With its large audience for Yankee games, YES Network receives one of the highest payout rates from cable subscribers per month.
Headquarters of the YES Network is in NYC with studios located in Stamford, CT.
In November, News Corp. announced it would buy a 49% stake in YES Network for a reported $1.5 billion. YES is owned by the NY Yankees, Goldman Sachs and former owners of the New Jersey Nets.
The network first launched on March 19, 2002. It was formed through a partnership with the NY Yankees' and NJ Nets' business operations. The teams combined their business operations to get better leverage with cable operators in establishing the new channel.
Goldman Sachs was also an investor in the new network with a one-third stake in the venture.