SES World Skies has struck a new capacity deal with the YES Network in the US, the nation’s premier regional sports network and the television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets.
As part of the multi-year agreement, YES Network is now using a full transponder of C-band capacity aboard SES World Skies’ AMC-1 satellite to deliver its programming to customers within its regional footprint and throughout the country. The most-watched regional sports network in the country the past eight years according to Nielsen, YES also televises a full complement of critically acclaimed studio, interview and magazine shows.
“SES World Skies has the footprint and expertise we need to deliver our award-winning programming lineup to the New York market and to our national audience,” said Ed Delaney, Vice President of Operations for the YES Network. “We’re in good company with so many top cable programmers already aboard AMC-1, thus making it simpler for our affiliates to manage their YES relationship.”
“As YES Network continues to expand its reach, SES World Skies has the coverage and insight to help the regional network grow on a national scale ,” said Steve Bunke, Vice President of North America sales for SES World Skies.