YES Joins AT&T U-verse Lineup


AT&T added Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network to its U-verse TV channel lineup under terms of a distribution agreement announced Wednesday.

The telco’s video subscribers in Connecticut will now have access to the regional sports network’s fare, including New York Yankees Major League Baseball games and New Jersey Nets National Basketball Association contests.

“Now AT&T U-verse TV customers in Connecticut can enjoy one of the most-watched regional sports networks in the country,” AT&T Operations head of programming Dan York said in a prepared statement. “We're thrilled to add YES to our expansive sports programming lineup so Yankees and Nets fans in Connecticut can watch their favorite teams.”

YES chief operating officer Ray Hopkins added, “The New York Yankees enjoy arguably the most passionate and loyal fan base in all of sports, and AT&T U-verse customers in Connecticut now have the opportunity to follow their favorite players and team more closely than ever before. They can also catch the Nets and our full slate of award-winning Yankees- and Nets-themed studio and magazine shows.”