Yankees games expected to lift WNYA station

Section: Business,  Page: C1

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2007

ROTTERDAM - Television station WNYA, Channel 15 in the Albany area, will broadcast 21 New York Yankees games in 2008.

The agreement with the YES Network, which is owned by the baseball team, promises a ratings boost to the Rotterdam-based station, which went on the air in 2004.

"It's pretty big," said station general manager Duncan Brown.

Some Yankees games had previously been available on WXXA, Channel 23. Cable subscribers in the Capital Region also can watch the Yankees on the YES Network.

WNYA is an over-the-air station available without cable.

- Chris Churchill