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Amazon to stream Yankees games in 4 US states

March 5, 2020

By Nik Roseveare

Amazon and the YES Network are teaming up with the New York Yankees baseball team, to live-stream 21 MLB games this regular season on the Prime Video streaming service.

Prime members throughout the Yankees home-team footprint in the US, which includes New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey, will have access to all 21 Yankees games on Prime Video. These will be simulcasts of games produced by YES for airing on PIX11 and other over-the-air partners for Yankees telecasts.

Yankees games on Prime Video, available at no extra cost to subscribers, will feature Amazon’s exclusive X-Ray technology, which allows fans streaming on Android, iOS mobile and Fire TV to access live in-game stats, team and player details, and real-time play-by-play information as they watch. The Prime Video app is available on smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Apple TV, Chromecast, game consoles, Comcast X1 or from the web.

“We understand that fans are consuming content in a variety of different ways, and we believe our unique partnership with Amazon represents an exciting development in the realm of live sports,” said Hal Steinbrenner, CEO, Yankee Global Enterprises. “We are committed to exploring new ideas and delivering an array of top-quality viewing options, as well as accompanying new innovations, such as Amazon’s X-Ray technology feature, which will make in-game stats, team and player details, and play-by-play information readily accessible in real-time during the games on Prime Video.”

“We are always looking for ways to enhance the value of a Prime membership for our customers, and we believe Yankees fans are going to love having a selection of games on Prime Video this season,” added Marie Donoghue, vice president of Global Sports Video at Amazon. “We want to give Prime members access to the broadest selection of content across the broadest number of devices, and this deal gives Prime Video the opportunity to work with the top regional sports network in America and one of the most beloved franchises in all of sports.”

“We are excited about teaming up with the New York Yankees and Amazon to make these 21 over-the-air games available through Prime Video,” said Jon Litner, CEO, YES Network. “As consumption habits among Yankees fans continue to evolve, we’re embracing new and innovative technologies to enhance the viewer experience.”

Schedule of games on Prime Video (all local time)

April 17 Cincinnati 7:05 p.m.
April 21 at Detroit 6:40 p.m.
April 25 Cleveland 1:05 p.m.
May 8 Boston 7:05 p.m.
May 15 at Houston 8:10 p.m.
May 22 Seattle 7:05 p.m.
May 23 Seattle 1:05 p.m.
May 27 Minnesota 7:05 p.m.
June 21 at Minnesota 2:10 p.m.
June 24 Baltimore 7:05 p.m.
June 30 at Baltimore 7:05 p.m.
July 22 Los Angeles (AL) 7:05 p.m.
July 24 Boston 7:05 p.m.
July 29 at New York (NL) 7:10 p.m.
Aug. 10 at Kansas City 8:05 p.m.
Aug. 21 Toronto 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 28 at Cleveland 7:10 p.m.
Sept. 10 Boston 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 20 at Toronto 1:07 p.m.
Sept. 23 Houston 7:05 p.m.
Sept. 25 Tampa Bay 7:05 p.m.

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