SportsNet New York

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SportsNet New York
Sportsnet newyork.png
SNY logo
LaunchedMarch 16, 2006
Owned byNew York Mets (65%)
Time Warner Cable (27%)
Comcast (8%)[1]
(Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
SloganTV Home of All Things New York Sports
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaNew York metropolitan area
Nationwide (via satellite)
HeadquartersTime-Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York City
Sister channel(s)WNBC
WNJU
NY1
WebsiteSNY.tv
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV639 (HD/SD)
Cable
Time Warner Cable26/11
Verizon FiOS577 (HD)
77 (SD)
Cablevision718 (HD)
60 (SD)
Comcast843 (HD)
73 (SD) (Most Systems)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1704 (HD)
704 (SD)
 
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SportsNet New York
Sportsnet newyork.png
SNY logo
LaunchedMarch 16, 2006
Owned byNew York Mets (65%)
Time Warner Cable (27%)
Comcast (8%)[1]
(Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
SloganTV Home of All Things New York Sports
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaNew York metropolitan area
Nationwide (via satellite)
HeadquartersTime-Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York City
Sister channel(s)WNBC
WNJU
NY1
WebsiteSNY.tv
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV639 (HD/SD)
Cable
Time Warner Cable26/11
Verizon FiOS577 (HD)
77 (SD)
Cablevision718 (HD)
60 (SD)
Comcast843 (HD)
73 (SD) (Most Systems)
IPTV
AT&T U-verse1704 (HD)
704 (SD)
SNY HD.png

SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based regional sports network that is owned by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, LLC; a company owned jointly by the New York Mets (owning a controlling 65% stake), Time Warner Cable (which owns 27%) and Comcast (which owns 8%). It is carried in the New York metropolitan area and all of New York state on cable television, and nationwide via satellite. The channel's primary programming consists of Mets and Big East Conference games, as well as supporting coverage of the Mets and the New York Jets.

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.

History[edit]

SNY was created in an effort for the New York Mets to better leverage their broadcasting rights, which were previously held by Cablevision on its MSG and FSN New York networks. From 1998 to 2002, Cablevision had a monopoly on all local professional sports franchises in the New York City market, participating in many unfair[weasel words] business practices like moving games to its MSG Metro Channels with limited distribution.[citation needed] In 2002, the New York Yankees and New Jersey Nets broke the monopoly by starting the YES Network for their games, leaving the Mets in the Cablevision fold until their contract expired in 2005.

As of the 2011 season, the Mets received $68 million in rights from the SportsNet New York channel, which the team owns a two-thirds ownership stake in.[2] In 2013, Bloomberg estimated that $1.2 billion of the Mets' $2.1 billion value came from SNY.[3]

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.[4]

Sports coverage[edit]

SNY originally carried Big Ten Conference games that were not nationally televised, these games have since moved to the Big Ten Network. SNY also televised Sun Belt Conference games through ESPN Plus, but no longer does so in order to focus on the Big East Conference.

Original programming[edit]

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Broadcast as seen through the street level window

News and debate[edit]

Covino & Rich debuted at 6:00pm in October. Loudmouths moved to 5:30pm and Wheelhouse got cancelled.

SNY Originals[edit]

Mets[edit]

Personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

Mets on-air talent[edit]

SNY's news and entertainment staff[edit]

Former[edit]

Mets on-air talent[edit]

SNY's news and entertainment staff[edit]

Distribution[edit]

SNY is currently fully distributed. That said, the network had been expected to have problems being carried by Cablevision, as Mets games were moved off of Cablevision-owned networks (MSG Network and FSN New York, since renamed MSG Plus). This is similar to the situation when the newly formed YES Network took the Yankees off of Cablevision's channels. Cablevision sued on the grounds that the Mets might have violated their contract, under which Cablevision theoretically had a year left on the deal, as well as last-refusal rights. However, a judge ruled in favor of SportsNet New York, essentially holding the Mets had voided their deal with Cablevision entirely by paying a specified buyout fee, believed to exceed $50 million.

Comcast did not launch the network in the Hartford area until March 31, 2008, two years after its launch. Cox Communications recently added SNY on cable channel 62 in all areas in Connecticut just days after UConn signed a broadcast rights deal with SNY. It was announced on August 29, 2011 that SNY added a second feed for Connecticut branded SNY-CT.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time Warner Cable, Comcast may nix Mets' SNY sale: report". Reuters. 2011-03-19. 
  2. ^ Mike Ozanian (29 May 2011). "Einhorn Offer Suggests Mets Deal With SportsNet New York Is Undervalued". Sportsmoney. Forbes. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Major League Baseball Franchise Valuations". Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Comcast Said to Agree to $44 Billion Time Warner Cable Deal". Bloomberg. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "SNY to Become Official Home of Rutgers Athletics". Rutgers University Athletic Dept. 2008-07-23. 
  6. ^ "SNY Scores Big East Football, Basketball Rights". Multichannel News. 2008-07-23. 
  7. ^ "SNY to become the official TV home of UConn football and men's basketball". SNY. 2010-08-05. 
  8. ^ "SNY new TV partner for UConn women, to CPTV's dismay". Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "SNY.tv: SportsNet New York TV Schedule". SNY. 
  10. ^ SNY adds second feed for Connecticut - SportsBusiness Journal. August 29, 2011.

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