Mets Have Agreement for a TV Network
(New York-WABC, September 29, 2005) -- The Mets finally have what the Yankees have had for years: Their own television network.
The Mets will be on for 125 regular season games. When it hits the air next spring, Sportsnet New York will also televise college football and basketball.
Sportsnet New York will be available throughout the tri-state area and parts of Pennsylvania, as well as upstate New York.
Sportsnet New York is owned by Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Sterling Entertainment Enterprises.
Members of the SNY management team were introduced at a press conference at SportsNet New York's studios. Curt Gowdy, Jr., Vice President of Production and Executive Producer, is a 15-time Emmy Award Winner during a 27-year career at ABC Sports. Steve Raab, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, had been a longtime executive at Turner Broadcasting where he helped launch the Turner South regional network. Gary Morgenstern, Director of Programming, is a 16-year veteran of ESPN where he managed several of ESPN's marquee properties and was part of the launch team for ESPN 2, and most recently ESPN Outdoors.
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