Rich J. Graziano is the President and General Manager of WPIX-TV. He is responsible for all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Since 2009, Graziano has served as the leader of Tribune’s media properties in Hartford, Connecticut; he...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
NEW YORK, March 4, 2015 – PIX11 is proud to announce the return of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees to PIX11 when the season swings into action on Friday, April 10 as the Yankees face the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium for the first of 21 regular season broadcasts of Yankee games on PIX11. PIX11 will also produce pre -game specials for each Yankees broadcast game airing on PIX11.
Key games airing on PIX11 include the April 25 Subway Series at Yankee Stadium and matchups with the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox.
“PIX 1 was the original home of the Yankees, and for nearly 50 years we brought magical moments to fans across the region. We are thrilled to have this partnership back again and to deliver the best sports programming to New York,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
YES Network’s Michael Kay, Al Leiter, David Cone, John Flaherty, Paul O’Neill, Ken Singleton, Meredith Marakovits and Jack Curry will cover the action all-season long on PIX11 with all games produced by YES Network, available in HD. In addition, all New York Yankees games broadcast on PIX11 will include SAP and will be Closed-Captioned.
Yankees on PIX11 2015 Schedule:
|1.||Friday||April 10||Red Sox||7:00pm||Home|
|11.||Friday||July 10||Red Sox||7:00pm||Away|
|15.||Saturday||Aug 1||White Sox||7:00pm||Away|
|19.||Sunday||Sept 13||Blue Jays||1:00pm||Home|
|21.||Monday||Sept 21||Blue Jays||7:00pm||Away|
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
ABOUT YES NETWORK:
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country in 11 of the past 12 years, features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets and the New York City Football Club of the MLS. YES, which has earned 384 Emmy Award nominations and 80 Emmy Awards since launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, inaddition to college sports and Manchester City soccer. YES has been named the 7th-most valuable sports business brand in the world the past three years by Forbes magazine.
PIX11 Morning and Evening News Post Most Growth in the Market
NEW YORK, February 27, 2015 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, continued to make significant ratings gains in February ’15 with the PIX11 Morning News (5-9a) posting the most year-to-year growth, +40%, of any station in the market in Adults 25-54. This marks the 7th consecutive sweep period of audience growth for the PIX11 morning news.
PIX11 News at 5p saw the biggest year-to-year gains in the market, +50% in Adults 25-54, for 10th straight sweep while earning its BEST EVER Women 25-54 rating.
“The PIX11 News Team is laser-focused on delivering meaningful content to our audience on all platforms. PIX11’s heartfelt delivery is resonating with the audience and striking a chord with the community. I’m very proud of our team,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.Read More
“For Yankees fans between the ages of about 30 and 80, the past 16 seasons have required an unnatural act a couple of dozen times a year. The powerful reflex to turn to Channel 11 never quite went away, deeply ingrained during WPIX’s run from 1951 to 1998 as the team’s local broadcast television home. It was like being a non-native speaker who must pause to disengage from his or her native language. Well, all that’s over now, at last.”
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