YouTube TV drops YES Network, FOX RSNs a month before Opening Day

first_imgwell, this sucks— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) February 27, 2020Yikes.MORE: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred sure seems to hate baseballOpening Day is less than a month away. The first games are on March 26, and baseball fans everywhere will have to figure out other options because Sinclair and YouTube TV can’t reach an agreement.YES Network, of course, carries Yankees games. The Yankees, as you probably know, have a rather large fanbase. And the FOX Regional Sports Networks? Those channels carry the games to 14 other MLB cities.Fans of the Braves, Cardinals, Twins, Angels, Brewers, Padres, Reds, Diamondbacks, Indians, Rangers, Rays, Tigers, Royals and Marlins who were planning to watch their favorite team on YouTube TV are out of luck. According to Q4 numbers, more than 2 million people subscribe to YouTube TV. And it’s not like spurned baseball fans can just get a subscription to MLB.TV because, y’know, blackout rules apply in the local viewing area.There are other options: Local cable providers, varying city by city, offer subscriptions. There are other services like YouTube TV out there (Hulu, for example), but as the company pointed out, they’re not the only ones having issues reaching an agreement with Sinclair.We do not take this decision lightly. This is a reflection of the rising cost of sports content. You may have noticed several other TV services have also decided to remove FOX Regional Sports Networks from their lineups.— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) February 27, 2020This isn’t the type of news baseball wants to be dominating headlines a month before real games start, but here we are. Watching Major League Baseball is not getting any easier for the sport’s target audience, baseball fans.Though long-suffering Dodgers fans in Los Angeles probably don’t want to hear about new worries for other fan bases, Blue Jays fans in Toronto have to deal with new Rogers restrictions and, on Thursday afternoon, more bad news dropped for baseball fans across the country.last_img read more

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first_imgReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map If the UK were 100 peopleSearch cheap flights We searched through the data to find out exactly where we like to spend the summer months. Get inspired and, whether you’d like to go with the flow or spend your holidays away from the crowds, start planning your own last minute escape.Where do we go?To avoid all the big numbers, let’s imagine the British holidaying public consist of just 100 people.A significant majority – 41 of us, to be exact – would choose to go to Spain where we can enjoy more reliable summer weather.18 people would choose to go travel further afield to the USA.The rest of us would prefer somewhere a little closer to home, with 10 people travelling to Italy, 9 to France, 8 to Greece, 8 to Portugal and 6 to Turkey.How do trends change?Our taste in summer travel evolves and the number of people travelling to different countries varies from year to year. For example, 3 more of us decided to go to Spain and 1 more person each jetted off to Italy, France and Portugal this year than compared to 2015.Top 5 emerging destinationsSome of us might want to explore something new. We’ve seen a spike in searches for Ponta Delgada, Havana, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Sal. If you would like to read more about emerging destinations, click here.When to book?Unfortunately there’s no one answer as to when’s best to book for each destination. But don’t assume that tickets are cheaper the longer in advance you book. Tickets to Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal were all cheaper 5 weeks or less before the departure date, with tickets to Greece hitting their lowest price just 1 week before. They were up to 12% cheaper than the average annual price.It worth keeping an eye. Use the Month View when searching for flights on Skyscanner – It will give you the best overview of when it’s cheaper to fly.Find cheap last minute flights from: Looking for more city break or romantic holiday inspiration? If you fancy a short break a bit closer to home, check out our ultimate guide to holidaying in the UK… Related10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2017If you’re looking for budget family holiday ideas, here are 10 cheap, child-friendly destinations that will make for a fantastic family trip. Keeping the cost of your flights down by choosing one of these short-haul holiday hotspots means that you’ll be able to spend more on ice cream (for them)…Flight Geek of the Week – James AddisonIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner workFlight Geek of the Week – Laura WilsonFlight Geek of the Week – Laura Wilsonlast_img read more