Countless amounts of streaming services have popped up in our internet age. A lot of these streaming services include shows, movies, and other media like stand-ups. Well, these are great services for such media, but the fact is that if you want to watch television programs, your options are a little bit limited. If you are looking for such a streaming service, YouTube TV is one of the most prominent options you can look at. If you clicked on this article, you probably already know about YouTube TV and want to find out if YouTube TV includes Yes Network in its span of different television channels it has on its roster. Today, we will be answering that question.
Does YouTube TV include Yes Network?
If you want to use your YouTube TV plan to watch Yes Network, you will be unfortunately disappointed to find out that YouTube TV does not include Yes Network in its roster. YouTube has many other channels that it provides inside its Basic Plan, but Yes Network is not one of them.
However, the answer is a little bit more complicated than it first appears to be. Until 2019,
Yes Network was a part of YouTube TV but was dropped after YouTube TV signed a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Yes Network is not available on YouTube TV anymore.
Disagreement Between YouTube TV and Yes Network
The main reason given for the disagreement between YouTube and Yes Network has been presented as YouTube TV not accepting “competitive market terms” that Yes Network has asked Google who is in the ownership of YouTube and YouTube TV.
As a result, Yes Network has issued a statement saying that Yes Network was dropped by YouTube TV for “selfish reasons with total disregard for its Yes customers”.
YouTube TV did not only drop Yes Network, but it also dropped other Sinclair-owned RSNs at the same time. These are Prime Ticket and Fox Sports West in addition to Yes Network. YouTube has also issued a statement signifying that the streaming service will keep carrying the other 19 Fox RSNs. Some of these RSNs include Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Sun, and SportsTime Ohio in addition to other networks.
Where to Watch Yes Network?
If you do not have cable, don’t worry! You can still watch Yes Network DIRECTV with a subscription of $69.99 a month. DIRECTV does not only include Yes Network, but it also has over 90 channels including but not limited to: ACC Network, Gold Channel, NBA TV, and Big Ten Network.
As of writing this article, the only streaming service that has Yes Network on its roster is DIRECTV. Other cable streaming services such as fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and of course, YouTube TV do not have Yes Network on the list for the networks they stream.
However, if you have cable, a lot of different cable providers provide YES Network through their sports subscriptions and services. While the fee for their services and networks can change drastically from provider to provider, we can confidently say that they will be more expensive than a TV streaming service like YouTube TV.
Information About Yes Network
Yes Network, also called YES, or Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network, was launched in 2002 and is a regional sports network that is well known for its New York Yankees and New York City FC broadcasts.
Programming in English and HDTV (720p), the network’s biggest shareholder is the Yankee Global Enterprises. The network is based in the United States and the main network it is connected to is Bally Sports.
The answer is unfortunately no, YouTube TV does not have Yes Network, but it used to, before 2019. Their separation has not been friendly either, as Yes Network showcased their problems and emotions about YouTube TV quite clearly through their Twitter account. While these kinds of things happen in business, especially in a business as complicated as cable and television networks, it still has a big effect on the fans of certain networks and forces the biggest fans of certain networks to pay for additional services along with the television streaming service they are already using.
While it is a sad reality that YouTube TV does not broadcast Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network, the fans of the network can still watch it through DIRECTV Stream. So, at least there is still a way for fans to watch Yes Network without having cable.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How expensive is cable?
Traditional cable providers are notorious for asking for more than $100 for their services. They are also known to have additional fees that add up quite a lot to their advertised prices. If we compare traditional cable providers with television streaming services like YouTube TV, streaming services seem to always come out on top in terms of their subscription prices.
- How expensive is YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is $64.99 per month, and you can also get $10 off for the first 3 months of your subscription. There is also a Spanish plan attached where you can pay an additional $14.99 fee on top of your Base Plan to have access to Spanish channels. If you want to buy the Spanish Plan by itself, the price is $34.99 with $10 off for the first 6 months.