The New York Yankees are partnering with Amazon
The deal between the Yankees, Amazon, and YES Network will air 21 games on Amazon Prime Video including three games against the Boston Red Sox, two with the 2020 ALCS Champion Tampa Bay Rays, and one game with the crosstown New York Mets.
Financial terms were not released.
The broadcasts will be simulcast games produced by YES airing on PIX11 and other over-the-air partners for Yankees telecasts. The games will only be available regionally via Prime Video in New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania, and north and central New Jersey. All games will be at no additional cost for those that have an Amazon Prime membership.
Amazon has recently inked a deal with the NFL to air Thursday Night Football and the partnership with the Yankees shows that they are building out a niche in the streaming services market for live sports content. As part of the deal with the Yankees, Amazon will employ the use of their exclusive X-Ray technology, which allows fans streaming on Android, iOS mobile, and Fire TV to access live in-game stats, team, and player details, and real-time play-by-play information with the broadcast.
Prior to each game will be a 15-minute pre-game show hosted by the YES Network on-air talent.
The first Yankees game on Prime Video is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, when the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays.
Below is the schedule for New York Yankee games on Amazon Prime Video for the 2021 season:
Sunday, April 18 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays – 1:00pm
Friday, April 23 – @ Cleveland Indians – 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 27 – @ Baltimore Orioles – 6:30pm
Friday, May 14 – @ Baltimore Orioles – 7:00pm
Friday, May 21 – vs. Chicago White Sox – 7:00pm
Saturday, May 29 – @ Detroit Tigers – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 30 – @ Detroit Tigers – 1:00pm
Saturday, June 12 – @ Philadelphia Phillies – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 20 – vs. Oakland A’s – 1:00 pm
Friday, July 2 – vs. New York Mets – 7:00pm
Sunday, July 11 – @ Houston Astros – 2:00pm
Friday, July 23 – @ Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 27 – @ Tampa Bay Rays – 7:00pm
Friday, July 30 – @ Miami Marlins – 7:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 15 – @ Chicago White Sox – 2:00pm
Tuesday, Aug. 17 – vs. Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 22 – vs. Minnesota Twins – TBD
Saturday, Aug. 28 – @ Oakland A’s – 4:00pm
Friday, Sept. 17 – vs. Cleveland Indians – 7:00pm
Friday, Sept. 24 – @ Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 29 – @ Toronto Blue Jays – 7:00pm
All game times ET. Schedule subject to change.