MSG Networks, which is part of Sphere Entertainment Co., is an industry leader in production and content development, comprised of two award-winning sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG Sportsnet (MSGSN) and MSG+, MSG’s state-of-the art streaming product.
Serving the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, each year the networks collectively televise hundreds of live professional games and feature a compelling lineup of critically acclaimed original programming. The networks’ wide range of content includes exclusive live local games and programming focused on the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres, and Westchester Knicks, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.
For more than 50 years, MSG Networks has been a pioneer in regional sports television, setting a standard of excellence, creativity and technological innovation. Beginning with its debut as the first regional sports network in the country in 1969, MSG Networks has been at the forefront of the industry, consistently pushing the boundaries and re-imagining the possibilities of regional television.
Through the years, MSG Networks has continuously evolved and set trends others in the industry closely follow. In 1998, MSG Networks became the first regular provider of sports coverage in high-definition television, when they began producing all Knicks and Rangers home games in that emerging format. This was followed in 2010 with MSG Networks becoming the first network in the country to offer home viewers a live 3D sports telecast with a Rangers-Islanders matchup from Madison Square Garden. With a simulcast of a Knicks game in 2017, MSG Networks became the first network to offer a live fantasy sports infused broadcast of a live game. In 2018, MSG Networks became the first regional sports network to integrate live stats and interactive games on its MSG GO streaming service, and in 2021, MSG Networks became the first regional sports network to launch a new, standalone app – MSG Networks Pick ‘Em – for free-to-play pick ‘em style contests.
Most recently, MSG Networks launched MSG+, its new state-of-the art streaming product that provides New York area NHL and NBA fans more ways than ever to watch their favorite teams. MSG+ (which includes all content from MSG Network and MSG SportsNet) offers fans access to all MSG-produced live NBA and NHL games as well as other live sports events and programming included on the networks in their area. Fans can purchase single games of their favorite local teams, a first for an RSN, or monthly or annual subscriptions on a direct-to-consumer basis. MSG+ and its full complement of programming is available at no additional charge to subscribers of participating pay television providers of MSG Networks, replacing MSG GO as the company’s authenticated streaming service and enhancing the value to MSG Networks’ pay television providers and subscribers.
MSG Networks’ commitment to its fans and community extends far beyond the television screen. MSG Networks proudly supports the Garden of Dreams Foundation, which provides young people in the New York area with life-changing access to educational and skills opportunities; mentoring programs and memorable experiences that enhance their lives, help shape their futures and create lasting joy. The Foundation focuses on young people facing illness or financial challenges, as well as children of uniformed personnel who have been lost or injured while serving our communities. Together with the Foundation, MSG Networks’ “MSG Classroom,” program, an educational program designed to teach high school kids about the media industry, has won numerous prestigious awards since its inception in 2007.