MSG Networks Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programming Throughout February

MSG Networks Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programming Throughout February

Commemorative coverage features brand-new programming, including Ahmad Rashaad’s interview of Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, as well as content chronicling New York Knicks guard Josh Hart’s visit to the iconic Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem.

Programming to Air in ‘MSG Shorts’ and Alongside Knicks, Rangers, Islanders and Devils Games Throughout February, and is also accessible through the MSG+ app.

New York, NY (February 15, 2024) – MSG Networks today announced a month-long lineup of special programming in February to celebrate Black History Month and highlight the incredible contributions of the Black community that continue to have a lasting impact on New York City culture and sports.

MSG Networks will premiere sports personality Ahmad Rashaad’s interview with Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who discusses his playing and broadcasting careers, his relationship with New York fans, and what he learned as an athlete growing up in Atlanta, Georgia.  MSG Networks will also air Beginnings: Walt “Clyde” Frazier, where Frazier visits his childhood home, his high school, and other meaningful places in a then-segregated Atlanta.  Additionally, MSG Networks will revisit Clyde’s high school court dedication ceremony with a long-form feature called “King of the Court.”

Coverage will also include profiles on iconic Black-owned business in New York City, including “Harlem Hops,” the first 100% Black-owned beer bar in Harlem. New York Knicks shooting guard Josh Hart will be featured on a visit to “Melba’s,” a Black-owned soul food restaurant which has become a staple in the Harlem community.

MSG Networks will bring viewers to new heights with an inside look at the highest and most exclusive restaurant in New York City with a brand-new feature on the restaurant 10 Cubed. Head Chef Nduvo Salaam will share the story of his Nigerian and Jamaican roots, and how his background and New York Knicks fandom inspires him to deliver top cuisine to the greatest city in the world.

MSG Networks’ Black History Month programming will also air “Ice Hockey in Harlem,” which showcases accessibility for children in underserved communities to learn and participate in the sport of ice hockey. The program includes New York Rangers’ defenseman K’Andre Miller mentoring and inspiring these children to be a part of the hockey community.

All Black History Month programming will also be available on MSG+, MSG Networks’ direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming service.

About MSG Networks

MSG Networks, a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks (MSG and MSG Sportsnet) and MSG+, a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming service, that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.  MSG Networks is part of the Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR).