Leo Hindery Jr., the chairman and CEO of the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, praised the CRTC for coming up with the five-to-one carriage rule for Category 2 digital channels. He made the observation in a question-and-answer session following his keynote address on April 15 at the annual convention of the Canadian Cable Television Association in Vancouver. U.S. cableco Cablevision has refused to sign a deal to carry the 130 baseball games offered by the YES Network. Cablevision’s Madison Square Garden Network had the rights to Yankees games until this year, when the Yankee-controlled YES took over the rights and then began negotiating carriage deals.
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