Found November 20, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
News Corp, the behemoth company that owns Fox and formerly owned the Los Angeles Dodgers, has purchased 49% of the YES Network, which exclusively airs New York Yankee games in the New York area media market. This is flying under the radar, but it's a pretty big deal. With News Corp now as the majority owner in YES, purchasing shares from Yankees Global Enterprises, Goldman Sachs, and other investors, Fox has firmly planted their flag in the New York market in advance of negotiating for control of the lucrative rights for the Dodgers television package. Baseball fans need to be at least a little worried about the Rupert Murdoch owned corporation getting its paws on YES. With Rutgers University joining the Big Ten, News Corp now has a valuable asset in forcing New York area cable carriers to pick up the Big Ten Network: the YES Network. Don't be surprised if News Corp holds the YES Network hostage until BTN is picked up locally on New York-area carriers. The point of...
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