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YES Network ... and the Nets ... return to Comcast

Jim Spanarkel and Ryan Ruocco of YES

Another losing streak is about to end.

All seven games the Nets play in April will be available to YES Network viewers on Comcast, according to a spokespersion for the network. It will be the first time in the last two seasons that Comcast subscribers will be able to view the Nets.

Comcast pulled YES Network, the channel that carries Nets and Yankee programming, in November 2015 following a contract dispute. For 900,000 households in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut —the overwhelming majority in New Jersey, there were few options: switch to Verizon Fios, which isn't available everywhere, DirecTV, or use a streaming service, such as Slingbox or Playstation Vue.

The dispute was resolved in January, but the re-start date wasn’t announced until this week. YES will return to Comcast on March 31, in time for the start of Yankees regular season games and the final Nets games.

The first Nets game available on Comcast will be the April 1 contest between Brooklyn and the Orlando Magic, a home game. The other games available will be April 2, vs. the Hawks; April 4, vs. the 76ers; April 6 vs the Magic again; April 8 vs. the Bulls; April 10 vs. the Celtics and the season finale, also against the Bulls, on April 12.