As the carriage battle between Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network and Cablevision Systems Corp. wages on, the
regional sports network inked deals with Charter Communications Inc. and Cox
Communications Inc. for full-time coverage on their New York-area systems.
Charter services 70,000 subscribers in New York and Connecticut, while Cox
counts 100,000 customers in Connecticut. Both MSOs will offer YES as a
full-time, basic-cable channel.
YES already has deals with Time Warner Cable, DirecTV Inc.,
RCN Corp. and Comcast Corp.
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