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SportsNet New York

Launched

March 16, 2006

Owned by

New York Mets (65%) , Time Warner Cable (27%), Comcast (8%) (Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC)

Picture format

1080i (HDTV), 480i (SDTV)

Slogan

TV Home of All Things New York Sports

Country

United States

Language

English

Broadcast area

New York metropolitan area, Nationwide (via satellite)

Sister channel(s)

WNBC, WNJU, NY1

President

Jon Litner, Steve Raab

Website

Website

Availability

Satellite

DirecTV: 639 (HD/SD)

Cable

Time Warner Cable: 26, Verizon FiOS: 577 (HD), 77 (SD), Cablevision: 718 (HD), 60 (SD), Comcast: 843 (HD), 73 (SD) (Most Systems)

IPTV

AT&T U-verse: 1704 (HD), 704 (SD)

SportsNet New York (SNY) is an American regional sports network that is owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC; itself a joint venture between the New York Mets (which owns a controlling 65% interest), Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016 (which owns 27%) and Comcast, through its NBC Sports Group subsidiary (which owns 8%). The channel primarily broadcasts games and related programming involving the Mets, but also carries supplementary coverage of the Mets and the New York Jets as well as college sports events.

SNY maintained business operations and street-level studio facilities located in the Time-Life Building at Rockefeller Center, on the corner of Avenue of the Americas and West 51st Street in Manhattan (in the former home of the now-defunct CNN news program American Morning) until March 2017, when they relocated to 4 World Trade Center. SportsNet New York is available on cable and fiber optic television providers throughout the New York metropolitan area and New York state; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV.

SNY has street-level studios located in the Time-Life Building at the corner of Avenue of the Americas and West 51st Street, in the former home of the now-defunct CNN news program American Morning.

The network launched on March 16, 2006. To see the full list of shows click here. To see the networks very own staff check the announcers here.

HistoryEdit

SportsNet New York was launched on March 16, 2006. The network was created in order for the New York Mets to better leverage the team's television broadcasting rights, which were previously held by Cablevision for its regional sports networks MSG and FSN New York. From 1998 to 2002, Cablevision had a monopoly on the cable television rights to all local professional sports franchises in the New York City market, which resulted in the company using those rights for various business practices (some controversial among viewers and local media analysts) such as moving certain games to its MSG Metro Channels, a group of locally based services that had limited distribution on most cable providers in the New York City metropolitan area. In 2002, YankeeNets – then the corporate entity which owned both the New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets – ended the monopoly by launching the YES Network to serve as the local cable broadcaster of their games, leaving the Mets in the Cablevision fold until that team's contract with the company (the dominant cable provider outside of Manhattan and the adjacent boroughs) expired in 2005.

By 2011, through its majority ownership, the Mets received $68 million in revenue from SportsNet New York for the broadcast rights to its games. In 2013, Bloomberg estimated that $1.2 billion of the Mets' $2.1 billion value came from SNY.

On February 12, 2014, it was reported that Comcast was to acquire TWC in an overall deal valued at $44 billion, pending regulatory approval. If approved, Comcast will become the minority partner of the network.

The network celebrated it's tenth anniversary on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

DistributionEdit

At its launch, it was originally expected that SNY would experience issues with trying to gain carriage on Cablevision, as the Mets moved their game telecasts from that company's two regional sports networks, MSG Network and FSN New York (now MSG Plus). The situation was similar to that experienced by the YES Network, the Yankees ended its broadcasting agreement with Cablevision. Cablevision filed a lawsuit against Sterling Entertainment Enterprises on the grounds that the franchise might have violated their contract, which theoretically had one year left to run, as well as the right of last refusal. However, a judge ruled in favor of Sterling Entertainment, essentially stating that the Mets had voided their deal with Cablevision entirely by paying a specified buyout fee, believed to have exceeded $50 million.

Comcast began carrying the network on its Hartford area systems on March 31, 2008. Then in July 2008, just days after the University of Connecticut signed its broadcast deal with SNY, Cox Communications began carrying SportsNet New York on channel 62 throughout its Connecticut service area. On August 29, 2011, the network launched a secondary feed for Connecticut, SNY-CT.

SNY is also available on Comcast systems in Palm Beach County, Florida and nationally on Verizon FiOS. However, due to broadcasting rules imposed by Major League Baseball that restrict local telecasts to within their designated broadcast territory, Mets games televised by the network are blacked out, although pre-game and post-game shows and other non-event programming is cleared for broadcast in Palm Beach County.

Beginning in 2017, SNY made Mets games available for live Internet streaming to subscribers via its website and the NBC Sports app.


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SNY Shows

News & Debate

Daily News Live|Loud Mouths|SportsNite

SNY Originals

Oh Yeah|Baseball Night in New York

Mets

New York Mets Season Games|Mets Pre-Game Live|Mets Post-Game Live|Mets Fast Forward|Mets Insider|Kids Clubhouse|Mets Classics|Mets Hot Stove|Mets Talk Live|Mets Yearbook|Minor League Baseball

Playoff Coverage

Mets Playoffs Live|Mets First Pitch: Playoff Edition|Mets On Deck: Playoff Edition|Mets Playoffs Extra

Specials

The Good Doctor|Kid: A Gary Carter Story|Los Mets: Baseball in the Dominican Republic

Online

Post Game Extra

Former

The WheelHouse|Mets Weekly|Beer Money|Mets Year in Review|Covino & Rich|Mets First Pitch

Former Specials

Simply Amazin'|Miracle in New York|Baseball in Africa: A Diamond in the Rough|Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin|Ralph Kiner: 50 Amazin' Years|Going Home|The Brooklyn Cyclones: Baseball on the Boardwalk|Reflections on 9/11: The NY Mets Remember|The 50 Greatest Mets|Mets All-Time Team|R.A. Dickey: A Season to Remember|Mets Hall of Fame: John Franco|Mets Hall of Fame: Mike Piazza|Battle of the Broadcasters|Beat the Booth

Former Online

The Nooner|Kiner's Korner|The Baseball Show|Know Your Enemy|Recapr

SNY Staff

Mets On-Air Talent

Gary Cohen|Ron Darling|Keith Hernandez|Nelson Figueroa|Bobby Valentine

SNY's News and Entertainment Team

Gary Apple|Joe Benigno|Kerith Burke|Chris Carlin|Brian Custer|Jeane Coakley|Alexa Datt|Jim Duquette|Courtney Fallon|Steve Gelbs|Frank Isola|Roy S. Johnson|Sal Licata|Andy Martino|Eamon McAnaney|Marc Malusis|Sweeny Murti|C.J. Papa|Larry Ridley|Jonas Schwartz|Doug Williams|Michelle Yu

Other

Alex Anthony|Scott Braun|Don Jamieson|Steve Raab|Mayleen Ramey

Former Mets On-Air Talent

Kevin Burkhardt|Lee Mazzilli|Harold Reynolds|Matt Yallof|Darryl Strawberry|Ralph Kiner|Bob Ojeda

Former SNY's News and Entertainment Team

Steve Berthiaume|Kenny Choi|Chris Cotter|Scott Ferrall|John Franco|David Lee|Siafa Lewis|Meredith Marakovits|Steve Overmyer|Adam Schein|Peter Schrager|Brandon Tierney|Lou Tilley|Kirk Gimenez|Steve Covino & Rich Davis

Former Other

Julie Alexandria|Alissa Ali|Ted Berg|Gabe Cohen|Amanda Cole|Julie Donaldson|Caitlin Fichtel|Neha Joy|Jon Litner|Duke McGuire|Kaitlin Monte|Alexi Panos|Jocelyn Pierce|Heather Prusak|Dan Schachner|Tiffany Simons|Brittany Umar|Ben Wagner|Amber Wilson|Jacob Resnick

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