Speaker Prieto on Comcast’s Blackout of YES Network

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) released the following statement Monday on Comcast’s continued blackout of the YES Network:

“With the baseball season now underway, it’s disappointing that Comcast continues to deny more than 600,000 customers in New Jersey the opportunity to watch the Yankees on TV this season. Of the five largest pay-TV providers on the region, Comcast is the only one to blackout the YES Network and deprive its customers of more than 120 Yankees telecasts for which it continues to charge customers.

“Since Comcast owns and distributes the Mets channel, SNY, which is the YES Network’s primary competition in the market, I am left to question Comcast’s true motivations. I strongly urge Comcast to restore the YES Network to its lineup and act in a manner deserving of its customers’ trust and continued business.”