FOX61 and CW20 to broadcast New York Yankees games in Connecticut

FOX61 and CW20 to broadcast New York Yankees games in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Feb.  7, 2019 – FOX61, CW20 and the YES Network announced today they have reached a multiyear exclusive agreement for FOX 61 and CW 20 to televise 21 New York Yankees baseball games in the Hartford/New Haven market this season, beginning in April.

FOX61 and CW20 will broadcast 21 Yankees games, beginning Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. against the Chicago White Sox. Other games include rival match ups against the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Houston Astros and other American League and National League opponents.

“This is a great day for Yankees fans and baseball fans across Connecticut,” said Jon Hitchcock, Vice President and General Manager of FOX61/CW20. “This new partnership with YES and the 27-time World Champion Yankees furthers our commitment to bringing the very best in local high school, college and professional sports coverage to our state.”

“We are pleased to partner with FOX61 and CW20 to bring Yankees games to the Hartford/New Haven market,” said Howard Levinson, Senior Vice President, Ad Sales, YES Network. “The Yankees have always had a very large and loyal fan base in Connecticut, and this coming season promises to deliver many memorable moments.”

The YES Network will produce all games. YES’ broadcast team of Michael Kay, David Cone, John Flaherty, Meredith Marakovits, Paul O’Neill, Ken Singleton and Ryan Ruocco will cover all the action on the FOX 61/CW 20 broadcasts.

The complete schedule, dates and times subject to change, is listed below.

Friday, April 12 Chicago White Sox CW 20 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16 Boston Red Sox CW 20 6:30 PM
Friday, April 19 Kansas City Royals CW 20 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 9 Seattle Mariners CW 20 6:30 PM
Friday, May 17 Tampa Bay Rays CW 20 7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22 Baltimore Orioles CW 20 7:00 PM
Friday, May 24 Kansas City Royals FOX 61 8:00 PM
Friday, May 31 Boston Red Sox FOX 61 7:00 PM
Monday, June 10 New York Mets FOX 61 7:00 PM
Friday, June 14 Chicago White Sox CW 20 8:00 PM
Friday, June 21 Houston Astros FOX 61 7:00 PM
Friday, July 19 Colorado Rockies FOX 61 7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24 Minnesota Twins CW 20 8:00 PM
Friday, July 26 Boston Red Sox FOX 61 7:00 PM
Monday, August 12 Baltimore Orioles CW 20 7:00 PM
Friday, August 16 Cleveland Indians CW 20 7:00 PM
Sunday, August 18 Cleveland Indians CW 20 1:00 PM
Friday, September 6 Boston Red Sox FOX 61 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 19 Los Angeles Angles CW 20 6:30 PM
Friday, September 20 Toronto Blue Jays CW 20 7:00 PM
Friay, September 27 Texas Rangers CW 20 8:00 PM

FOX 61 is one of the nation’s most highly rated FOX Network affiliates, providing Connecticut viewers with outstanding entertainment, news, sports and local event programming. FOX 61 News is the market leader in news, producing more news and winning more awards than any station in Connecticut. FOX 61 now airs more than 61 hours of local news and public affairs programming each week, more than any other market station. FOX 61 is the Connecticut home for FOX Network’s Major League Baseball, NFL Thursday Night and Sunday Football, the 2019 Women’s World Cup, NASCAR, The U.S. Open Golf Championship, and other major sports events.  FOX 61 is owned and operated by Tribune Media, one of the country’s leading multimedia companies. For more information, please visit

CW20, Connecticut’s first independent television station, has entertained and informed viewers for more than 30 years.  CW20 is one of the top performing CW network affiliates in the United States.  CW20 also delivers the best in off network and first-run syndicated programming, hit movies and sports. The station is home to the Connecticut Lottery drawings and broadcasts major community events and local sports including New York Yankees Baseball, New York Mets Baseball, UConn Men’s Ice Hockey and UConn Baseball.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country in 14 of the past 16 years, owns the exclusive local TV rights of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer’s New York City FC.  YES, which has earned 105 Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, college sports and Manchester City soccer.


B.J. Finnell, 860-723-2057