What is Sports Fans Coalition NY?

What is Sports Fans Coalition NY?

SFCNY is a non-profit organization devoted to providing local broadcast signals for free or at cost to viewers in New York and other select cities as an answer to the high cost of watching TV, or the unavailability of free, over-the-air broadcast signals. It is the New York City “chapter” of Sports Fans Coalition.
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