Amazon gained’t stream any New York Yankees video games this season in spite of everything
With Main League Baseball’s season shortened to simply 60 video games this yr, Amazon gained’t be broadcasting any New York Yankees video games this season, Bloomberg reported.
Amazon was slated to stream 21 Yankees video games starting April 17th with a number of high-profile video games —together with three in opposition to the Boston Pink Sox— on the record. Amazon Prime members in New York state, northeast Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and central New Jersey would have been capable of stream all 21 video games.
However the Yankees’ YES Community has opted to maintain these video games for its channel, and MLB guidelines restrict streaming video games which might be proven on regional sports activities networks like YES.
“Given the distinctive circumstances surrounding this season, YES Community will televise all New York Yankees video games not airing on the nationwide networks,” Amazon stated in a press release to Bloomberg. “We’ll consider our plans on the conclusion of this season.”
Amazon turned part-owner in YES final August after Disney offered its 80 p.c stake. The deal was cut up amongst a number of events, together with the Yankees, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Amazon, and RedBird Capital.
The Yankees video games would have added to Amazon’s sports activities streaming combine; it already streams Thursday Evening Soccer, and has struck offers to indicate Premier League matches within the UK and UEFA Champions League event matches in Germany.
The Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday within the MLB season opener, in a sport that ESPN stated drew Four million viewers.
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