Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My9 Means No Yankees Baseball In Buffalo

**update on 4/12/11- click here to go to a more up-to-date post.

**update on 4/15/10- click here to go to a more up-to-date-post

**update on 8/6: Verizon Fios channel 461 was a bust. Friggin' Knight Rider is on. I e-mailed RTV to ask if they would ever carry the games and didn't receive a reply. I also e-mailed the local My Network affiliate (WNYO) and they did reply. No chance there. They advised the contract is still held by WNGS, which has no way to show the games since they're defunct or something. So it looks like we won't have any My9 games the rest of the way. The kind-of good news, per WNYO, is that the WNGS contract is up at year's end and they're looking to pick it up. I'll continue to keep my eyes open and hope for the best. **update on 8/5: I just noticed on my FIOS guide that they've added the Retro Television Network (RTV/RTN) on channel 461. My hopes are high that tomorrow's Yankees/Red Sox game will be on this channel since they used to carry the My9 games. According to the FIOS guide, it won't be. Per the schedule, The A-Team will be on. I love me some B.A. Baracus, but I want my Yankees. I've seen it before with this channel where the guide is wrong. My fingers are crossed. I don't know if Time Warner or Direct TV carry the channel yet, but look for it. You might find the game. I'll make sure to come back and update this post to let everyone know if it's on or not. **update on 7/21: I haven't quite figured this out yet but as I was watching the local NBC affiliate the other day, I noticed a commercial that had a clip in it for the RTN network, the channel that was showing the Yankee games on My9. WGRZ has picked up the channel and is broadcasting one of its digital subchannels, WGRZ-DT3 2.3. I know it's not carried on FIOS. I'm not sure if those are carried on Direct TV or Time Warner. I think you may need one of the converter boxes to watch it. There is promising news though. WGRZ's 2.2 subchannel, Universal Sports, is carried on FIOS. I'm hoping RTN on 2.3 will follow suit, and I'm hoping they'll carry games. Tonight's game (7/12 vs. Orioles) was not listed on RTV's broadcast schedule, so I'm not sure if it was even on. But if you're coming here looking where you can find the games on My9, look for RTV on WGRZ 2.2. If you find it, let me know. Ugh. Tonight's game is on My9. Unfortunately for me, and the rest of the Buffalo area, that means no Yankees baseball. WTF? If anyone from the Buffalo area is being directed here from web searches looking for info, here's what I know: The channel that used to carry the games, WNGS RTN-11, is still on Time Warner, but I've been told by friends that the games are gone as the station is now a religious station. My TV provider, Verizon FIOS, stopped broadcasting the channel months ago, prior to their programming change. As far as I know, nobody in the Buffalo local market can watch these games. Sucks to be us. If I'm wrong, let me know. UPDATE: according to a comment from AJ (thanks!), the game was on channel 13 on Time Warner. Channel 13 is a Time Warner sports channel so it's possible. I'm not sure if that's true b/c I'm a FIOS customer. I also got a lot of page hits yesterday from people searching for My9 info, presumably from the WNY area, so I'm assuming people couldn't find the game. The next My9 game is on June 9th. Hopefully by then, we'll all have the games on. I've looked around the web and couldn't find anything about any other network picking up the feed. The only thing we can hope for is that another local station picks them up. It certainly can't hurt to scroll through the local channels whenever the games are on My9. Hopefully, one day it'll be on. There isn't much the cable providers can do as it's up to the networks to broadcast the feed. If you still want to get access to the game, here are your options: 1)Yankee games are back on the radio, now broadcast on WECK 1230 AM here in Buffalo. Or if you have an XM radio subscription, like me, you can listen to that. 2)Follow along online using the gamecast from MLB.com, ESPN.com, Yahoo.com, etc. I can't think of any other options, but if anyone local happens across this post and has an option, let me know. Peace, love and Pinstripes, J-Boogie

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time Warner isn't broadcasting the games either. Very frustrating.

Anonymous said...

Not on Directv either

Aj said...

I found the game. It's on TWCS which is channel 13. Stumbled on it by complete accident.

Anonymous said...

My "My9" nights consist of ESPN.com's GameCast while tuned in to channel 213 (DirectTV) for the MLB Network. They will break in to the live action when things get good- aka when Nick Swisher is up with the bases loaded and decides to ground in to an inning-ending double play. . how frustrating?
Gardner looked good though, too bad for Melky- didn't see what happened to him but I think it's his shoulder.
Adios!
-Dan

Anonymous said...

The YES network is carried on Verizon FiOS channels 76 and on channel 576 HD here in the Buffalo/WNY area. It has been since FiOS started in this area last fall.

J-Boogie said...

The games that are on My9 aren't carried on FIOS here in WNY. There are like 20 games a year that aren't on YES, ESPN, TBS, MLB, or FOX. Those are the games we don't get here.

Anonymous said...

Directv guide has it being on TBSHD for tonights My 9 game against the Red Socks