Mailbag Aug.27: Does SNY Have Rights To Broadcast Games?

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Q: Dez,

Getting excited for Thursday night, can’t wait to see this team get going!! One quick question for you, and you may have touched base on this previously and if so i apologize, i know this game a few others are on ESPN 3 this year, does SNY have any rights to re-broadcast the game as they have done in the past?
Thanks a lot for the good work and hope your all healed up!

A: Hey Jeff. Thanks. SNY never really had any rights to broadcast UConn games. ESPN had and does have them. SNY showed games because ESPN subbed them out to SNY. Well this year and going forward ESPN, which has the AAC contract, isn’t doing that with SNY anymore and they’re really trying to get people to get into ESPN3 so that’s why you’ll see games there now and in the future.

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