New York, NY – September 26, 2017 – MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN) announced today that it continues to successfully expand its digital presence – through both new OTT partnerships and its increased distribution of “MSG GO” – as the NBA and NHL gear up for their 2017-18 seasons.
This year’s NHL and NBA seasons will mark the first time MSG Networks’ full complement of live NBA and NHL games – featuring the Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres – will be available for digital distribution. This lineup of unmatched sports programming is available on “MSG GO,” MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform.
Over the past year, MSG Networks has continued to increase distribution for “MSG GO,” with the service now available to Optimum, Verizon FiOS, XfinityTV, DIRECTV, RCN and Service Electric Broadband Cable subscribers that receive MSG Networks. MSG Networks is working towards full distribution of MSG GO by all major distributors at the start of the NBA and NHL seasons.
The Company also recently announced its first-ever agreement with a major OTT operator for digital distribution of MSG Networks’ two award-winning networks – MSG and MSG+ – and continues to work towards a definitive launch date with this provider. In addition, today, the Company announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with another OTT provider, fuboTV, which will make MSG Networks available on its platform in the coming days. fuboTV will become the first live streaming TV service to launch MSG Networks. Timed to the new NBA and NHL seasons, fuboTV will make MSG and MSG+ available to subscribers of “Fubo Premier” – a base package of 65 channels.
“We are pleased with the progress we’ve made at expanding our digital presence, which we believe has been driven by our must-have sports programming,” said Andrea Greenberg, president and CEO, MSG Networks. “We are successfully delivering additional value for our existing distribution partners through MSG GO, while also increasing our footprint through agreements with new OTT partners – both of which enable sports fans to access our content in more ways than ever before.”