Basketball New York Liberty Finds a New Regional Television Home With The Yes Network by Jason Cordner May 23, 2019 The New York Liberty have a new owner and a new television network. The YES Network will become the official regional TV partner of the WNBA New York Liberty this season. Under the terms of the deal, YES will televise 16 Liberty home games this season, the first being the team’s opener against the Indiana Fever on May 24th. In addition, all 16 games will be streamed live on Fox Sports Go, the broadcaster’s over-the-top (OTT) streaming app. The confirmation comes after franchise owner James Tsai, who purchased the Liberty in January, made it known he was looking for a TV partner as he aims to grow the team’s fanbase. CBS Sports Network will also telecast an additional Liberty home game this season, scheduled for August 23rd, as part of the WNBA’s multi-year partnership with the network. The 17 televised games represents half of New York Liberty’s 34-game schedule for 2019. All but one of the televised games will be played at the Westchester County Center, with the exception being on August 11th when the Liberty face the Seattle Storm at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. John J. Filippelli, president of production and programming at the regional sports network, said: “Boasting a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, the Liberty is primed to be a force in the WNBA this season. The WNBA features the finest women’s basketball in the world, and we at Yes look forward to bringing this exciting brand of ball to our viewers.” Kei Clarke, New York Liberty’s chief operating officer, added: “We want to showcase Liberty basketball to as many fans as possible and we have a unique opportunity to do that with YES Network this year. “This partnership is the first of its kind, as the WNBA hasn’t been broadcasted on Yes in the past. We are thrilled to work with the team at Yes to expand the reach of women’s basketball to new and different audiences.” Between all the networks, Liberty basketball should benefit from the new eyes on the product. Unlike the MSG Network, expect YES to start pumping out promotional content as soon as this Friday night. Post Views: 569 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Jason Cordner Jason is the Entertainment Editor as well as New York Liberty Beat Writer, Rutgers Football Beat Writer, and co-host of The Box Out, a basketball podcast for DoubleGSports.com. Latest posts by Jason Cordner (see all) Kevin Durant Breaks His Silence About Leaving The Warriors For The Nets - August 14, 2019 NFL To Partner Up With Jay-Z And Roc Nation - August 14, 2019 Are You Ready For Hard Knocks? HBO Drops Official Trailer For Hard Knocks Oakland Raiders - August 4, 2019 2K Sports Releases First In Game Trailer For NBA 2K 20 - August 2, 2019 Related TopicsFeatureNew York LibertyWNBAYES Network Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Headlines Trending Videos College DEVELOPING: The REAL reason why Rasir Bolton left Penn State Baseball MLB COVID Tracker Baseball MLB Announces Results of Early Testing, Names Released BIZ “Ticket to Ride” Campaign Benefits Fantastic Friends of WNY FACES Hard work has led to success for John Jacob in high school football FACES Angelo DeSalvo Enjoys Successful Career in Coaching High School Football Baseball Yankees’ Billy Martin’s Luxury Lake House For Sale College Ranking the Big Ten QBs Ahead of the 2020 Season FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) FACES Women in Sports Interview Series: National Lacrosse League Host & Producer, Devan Kaney (VIDEO) Football “Overtime” – Ep. 43: New York Guardians 2020 Season Opener (Video) BIZ “Overtime” – Ep. 40: NY Raptors Thanksgiving Classic 2019 (VIDEO) Podcasts More in Basketball Baseline Jumper, Episode 128: Will an NBA Season Still Happen? (Audio) With COVID cases rising and players dropping out, is the NBA restart going to... You Know I’m Right, Episode 21: Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest, Cam Newton And Barry Bonds (Audio) On the 21st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: 2020 Nathan’s... NBA, Players Association To Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On Orlando Courts The NBA will resume its season on July 30 in Walt Disney. You Know I’m Right, Episode 20: MLB And Craig Carton Are Back (Audio) On the 20th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese discuss: Major... Will Warriors’ success push Kevin Durant closer to Knicks? How Seriously Should the Knicks consider trading their No. 3 Pick?