After signing a deal back in January that ended a year-long standoff between Comcast and the YES Network, the regional sports channel will officially return to the cable operator’s New York metro area customers on March 31.
Comcast and YES were locked in a year-long battle over carriage of the channel, which during its most heated moments Comcast claimed was lightly viewed by its 900,000 customers in parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Comcast dropped the network in November 2015. After several months of back and forth, the two struck a deal to return the channel on Jan. 1 as part of a broader carriage agreement with YES parent 21st Century Fox.
According to YES, Comcast Xfinity customers who did not change their level of service will automatically see YES on their line-up, in most cases in its previous channel location. A complete listing of YES channel locations on the XFinity programming lineup will be available on YESNetwork.com prior to the March 31 relaunch. Comcast Xfinity customers also will be able to watch live Yankees games via the Fox Sports Go app for the first time.