The TV home of the New York Yankees, baseball’s most famous franchise, welcomes another legendary team into the fold.
The YES Network and MP and Silva, the international rights holder for the Arsenal Soccer Club, have agreed to a multi-year deal to broadcast the storied soccer franchise.
The contract allows YES to show Arsenal’s English Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Cup matches in HD.
YES will show the matches on tape delay, with most airing the next day.
“This Arsenal package provides additional depth to our already diverse, Emmy Award-winning lineup,” said John Filippelli, president, production and programming, YES Network. “It not only makes our programming more attractive to those living in our traditional regional viewing area, but it also enhances the value of our YES national feed available throughout the country. Those tuning in to our YES national feed will benefit from these Arsenal programs airing in HD throughout our schedule, including when our Yankees and Nets game telecasts are blacked out.”
The first Arsenal match televised by YES will be last Sunday’s Chelsea-Arsenal battle; it will premiere on YES on tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m.
In addition, YES will also televise Arsenal World and Arsenal 360, magazine shows that give fans an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the club and its players, while keeping fans updated on the latest team news. YES will also air selected classic Arsenal games.