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Jets sign deal with SportsNet New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Nov. 2, 2005) -- The New York Jets signed a three-year television deal with SportsNet New York.

The network, which starts broadcasting next April, will air more than 230 hours of Jets-related content, including in-season and offseason programming with access to players, coaches and management. It also will work with the Jets on joint marketing programs.

Team president L. Jay Cross called it a "groundbreaking agreement" for Jets fans to finally have a television home. SportsNet New York, also home to the New York Mets, reaches eight million people in the tri-state area.

"Jets fans are underserved," SNY president Jon Litner said. "Every day is gameday. There's a lot that goes on 12 months of the year because of the way the NFL is structured; hope springs eternal every spring. We believe we have a tremendous opportunity to fill a demand Jets fans have."

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