10/06/2008 07:57:00 PM

Yankee Fans In CT Will Get 21 High Def Games In 2009

Posted by Mark McCray |

The New York Yankees will have two new homes in the 2009 season -- the new Yankee Stadium and WCTX MyTV9 Connecticut's Sports Zone. MyTV9 will broadcast 21 games of the 2009 season in high definition.

"This is a great opportunity for us," said Jon Hitchcock, Vice President and General Manager of WTNH News Channel 8 and WCTX MyTV9.

"We've had an exciting history of televising Yankee baseball and we look forward to a new beginning, in a new stadium -- with one of the most successful and recognized brands in all of sports. With so many Yankees fans here in Connecticut, MyTV9 is excited to serve our viewers by offering them the opportunity to watch their favorite team in HD."

MyTV9 WCTX will become the broadcast home of the New York Yankees thanks to a three year agreement with the YES Network. In this multi-year deal, MyTV9 will carry 21 games in each of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons.

"We are pleased to team up with WCTX to provide these exciting Yankees telecasts to the loyal fans and viewers in the Hartford/New Haven market," said Matt Cacciato, senior vice president, affiliate sales, the YES Network.

"WCTX viewers will be treated to games originating from the new Yankee Stadium, and games against the Yankees' biggest rivals, all in hi-definition."

It's a brand new era in Yankees baseball, as Connecticut's Sports Zone, MyTV9, becomes Connecticut's broadcast home of New York Yankees baseball.

In 2009, watch all-stars Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera as they try for a 27th World Series win.

2 comments:

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com said...

What about us fans in California? All we get is the extra innings package and often have to listen to feeds from opposing teams. Ugh.

Mark M. said...

Jane-

Tell me about it. I am from Columbus, Ohio but I am currently living in Bowling Green, Ohio (near Toledo).

Needless to say, I too pay the $200.00 bill to watch the Yankees play every summer.

You know the quirks of Extra Innings as well as I. No Saturday games that start before 1:00 even if it isn't nationally broadcast. Home stands at Yankee Stadium being broadcast through NESN!!! And then the random "game just isn't on" days.

MLB has a long way to go to get the best possible quality and service to their fan's.

Check out this article by the way: http://bronxstop.blogspot.com/2008/08/finally-blacked-out-baseball-games.html

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