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Encyclopedia > MSG Network
Madison Square Garden Network
Type Regional sports network
Country United States
Availability    NY metro area; nationwide
Owner Cablevision
Launch date October 15, 1969
Website MSG.com

The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the New York City area. The network takes the name of Madison Square Garden and has long been the producer of radio and television broadcasts of the NBA's New York Knicks, NHL's New York Rangers, WNBA's New York Liberty, which play their home games at the Garden. MSG also broadcasts MLS's Red Bull New York who play at Giants Stadium. The Buffalo Sabres of the NHL also broadcast games on a different feed of the channel in Upstate and Western New York. MSG also has a sister station, FSN New York, which is the primary home to the NHL's New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders as well as national FSN programming. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A Regional Sports Network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Womens National Basketball Association is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The New York Liberty is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in New York City. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Year founded 1995 (as NY/NJ MetroStars) League Major League Soccer Nickname Red Bulls, Metro, RBNY Stadium Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ Coach Bruce Arena (2006—) Owner Red Bull First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 NY/NJ MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Red Bull New York... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. ... FSN New York (often abbreviated as FSNNY), previously known as Fox Sports Net New York (or Fox Sports New York) and Sports Channel New York, is a regional sports network in the New York City metropolitan area, whose reach expands to cover the entire state of New York, northern New... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...


MSG rebranded on October 5, 2006 with a new logo, new graphics and the removal of Network from promotion of the station's name. [1] Since the relaunch, more entertainment-oriented programming has aired on the network. This programming includes concerts and professional boxing and wrestling cards that have taken place at Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall (both operated by MSG Entertainment) in the past and continue to occur to this day. is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...

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Radio division

The radio division of MSG, known as the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Radio Network, produces Knicks and Rangers broadcasts for 1050 ESPN Radio. MSG has been working with 1050 to secure radio affiliates outside that station's relatively limited coverage area. Prior to the fall of 2004, MSG-produced Knicks and Rangers games aired on WFAN. WEPN (1050 kHz), branded as 1050 ESPN Radio, is a 24-hour sports radio station in New York City featuring national and local sports talk programs and live broadcasts of sports matches. ... WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ...


All home Knicks games and selected Knicks away games have Spanish-language SAP that is a simulcast of its radio coverage on WADO. Red Bulls games have Spanish-language SAP that is a simulcast of its radio coverage on WQBU or WADO. WADO is a radio station on 1280 AM. WADO serves New York City and is owned by Univision. ... This is the info On Univision-owned WQBU, formerly WLIR/WDRE and more recently WZAA. If youre looking for the article on WLIR, please click Here. ...


Collegiate Programming

MSG and its sister station FSN New York, also broadcast Big East football and basketball, MAAC basketball, NEC basketball, Atlantic 10 basketball, Pac 10 football and basketball, Big 12 football and women's basketball, and ACC basketball. The latter three are part of national FOX Sports Net broadcast contracts, while the others are either produced by the conferences themselves (Comcast co-produces Atlantic 10 games) or ESPN Plus. MSG also currently has the rights to the coaches shows for Rutgers University and St. John's University. FSN New York (often abbreviated as FSNNY), previously known as Fox Sports Net New York (or Fox Sports New York) and Sports Channel New York, is a regional sports network in the New York City metropolitan area, whose reach expands to cover the entire state of New York, northern New... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company[1] and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... St. ...


New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils on MSG Network

Selected New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils games also air on MSG when both teams play at the same time, with one airing on sister-channel FSN New York, which along with MSG are officially referred to as MSG Media, formerly MSG Networks. In turn, selected Rangers games air on FSN New York when the Knicks are on MSG and no live game is airing on FSNY at the same time. Any programming to which MSG owns the rights could air on either channel. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


MSG2 and FSN New York 2

If more than two of these four local teams are playing at the same time, the Knicks games always air on MSG, unless they have a late start time, due to the fact that the Knicks are the highest-rated property on these networks. The Rangers games air on MSG2, or MSG when Knicks have a late start time, and the Devils or Islanders games air on FSN New York 2. These are different selected channels for each cable system, many being broadcast on the TV Guide Channel, while satellite systems will show them on a sports alternate channel. These channels are sometimes not available outside New York City and nearby suburbs, although DirecTV, DISH, and Comcast typically offer them. Since the start of the 2006-07 NHL season, this has been the case, likely due to the Rangers being owned by Cablevision, that Rangers sometimes have preference over the Devils and Islanders to play on the regular FSN New York. The dates and channel listings for each airing can be found on a new website created this season, to which MSG's website directs viewers. The TV Guide Channel is a television channel that provides, on the bottom one third of the screen, a scrolling grid that lists television channels and the television programs and films currently showing on them. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


From the fall of 1998 until the spring of 2005, Cablevision chose not to open up an additional MSG2 channel, instead placing games on their MSG Metro Channels, which was only available in limited homes. Sometimes, games were also placed onto Riverhead-based WLNY. During this era, when two of the teams that the MSG Networks covered played against each other, only one broadcast would usually be produced using one of the team's announcing duos (this was either due to MSG's TV contracts, or a desire to show a different sporting event at the same time). With the discontinuation of Metro, and the loss of the New Jersey Nets from their winter lineup, the MSG Networks now produce two broadcasts when two of their teams are playing against each other. MSG Metro Channels were a series of local-minded New York City cable networks which launched in 1998 and folded in late 2005. ... WLNY is an independent television station primarily serving the Long Island section of New York state, licensed to Riverhead, NY with the studios in Melville. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ...


Original programming

MSG, NY

  • MSG's new flagship program, added in October 2006, is called MSG, NY. It is a daily sports and entertainment highlights show, which is shown numerous times during the day. Formerly called MSG Sportsdesk, and solely focusing on sports, the show has changed as part of MSG's 2006 rebranding to focus on anything taking place at MSG, although sports remains the primary focus. The show however, gives expanded coverage to the teams which the network carries, treating it as an expansion to the network's postgame coverage. Other New York area teams are covered, but not as much as the teams which MSG holds the rights to. This will likely keep the show out of direct competition with Sports Nite on SportsNet New York. MSG, NY is taped in a street-level studio, with a window looking at Madison Square Garden across the street. The show does not air on Sundays and Mondays, probably due to the fact that they are considered "low-viewership nights". [2] The studio is also used by Cablevision-owned Fuse.

MSG, NY is a television newscast that airs on MSG Network. ... SportsNet New York, also known as SNY, is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... Fuse is a music video-oriented television channel. ...

Basketball

  • Inside the Knicks, added in 2005, is a weekly Knicks magazine show.
  • Knicks 101, added in 2005, features classic Knicks games augmented with MTV-style pop-up graphics and analysis from players who were involved in those games.
  • SummerBall, added in 2006, is a series that highlights the major summer basketball leagues in New York City, featuring Hoops in the Sun at Orchard Beach, EBC at Rucker Park, Dyckman and the Uptowners Basketball League, hosted by Bobbito Garcia.

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Hockey

  • Inside the Rangers, added in 2006, is a weekly Rangers magazine show.
  • Rangers Classics, added in June 2004, re-broadcasts memorable games from the Rangers' 1979, 1994, and 1997 playoff runs. The series initially launched in June 2004 to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rangers' last Stanley Cup title (both MSG and WFAN re-broadcasted Game 7 on June 14, 2004, the exact anniversary date of the team's championship clincher). During the off-season, games from the previous season air, based on an online fan vote.
  • Hockey Night in New York. added in 2005, is a weekly show that airs on Thursday nights at 10:30 during the NHL season. Al Trautwig hosts and discusses, analyzes, and conducts interviews with members of the three local New York hockey teams.

WFAN (660 kHz), often referred to as Sports Radio 66 or The FAN, is a radio station in New York City. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Al Trautwig is a commentator with the MSG Network, NBC and the Outdoor Life Network. ...

Soccer

  • English Premier League, added in 2002, is a rebroadcast of a game each week from that league, which originally aired on Fox Soccer Channel.
  • New York Red Bulls live matches, with pre and post game shows.

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High school sports

  • High School Weekly, one of MSG's longest-running shows, focuses on high school football and basketball from around the region, hosted by Mike Quick.
  • High School Game of the Week, broadcasts a weekly high school football or basketball game on tape delay from various parts of the NYC metropolitan area; the games typically feature schools from the suburbs (where MSG's parent, Cablevision, tends to be the dominant cable provider), or private schools in NYC itself. Selected games air live, such as the annual PSAL basketball championship at MSG, and occasional holiday football or basketball rivalry games.
  • The LAX Report, added in 2006, is a local high school lacrosse show similar to High School Weekly, hosted by Mike Quick.

The Public Schools Athletic League, known by the acronym PSAL, is an organization that promotes student athletics in the public schools of New York City. ...

Talk shows

  • The Boomer Esiason Show features interviews and commentary from former NFL quarterback and current commentator Boomer Esiason. The show airs during the NFL season.

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Entertainment

  • Make it Hot, added in 2006, is a car customization show similar to MTV's Pimp My Ride, hosted by former NBA forward Jerome Williams, who last played for the Knicks. Make it Hot is produced by Romie Productions along with Jason Grant and Phylon Media LLC.

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Archival

  • The 50 Greatest Moments at Madison Square Garden, a look at the historic events that have gone on inside the famed arena, both sports and non-sports-related, that debuted in October 2006. [3]
  • MSG Originals, added in 2007, is a series of programs expanding on 50 Greatest Moments to further discuss the Garden's history. Topics include Mecca of Boxing and Spring of 1994.
  • MSG Vault, added in 2006, is a series that features classic Knicks and Rangers games that have not been seen by the public in decades. In some cases, MSG no longer has complete tapes of the games, and so the content often resembles that of a grab-bag. It includes segments from Knicks 101. In launching MSG Vault, MSG indicated that it has over 90,000 tapes of Garden events in its archive, although some prior to the 1990s are incomplete (parts of events may have been taped over or erased). [4]
  • WWE MSG Classics, added in 2006. Airs WWE Classic matches that have been held at Madison Square Garden, hosted by Mean Gene Okerlund.

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Online programming

MSG's website, MSG.com, has had exclusive podcast programming only available via download starting in 2006. These include: An orange square with waves indicates that an RSS feed is present on a web page. ...

  • This Week in Hockey, added in 2006, is a weekly hockey podcast hosted by Matt Loughlin, with guests from around the NHL and from MSG Networks, including Stan Fischler, Joe Micheletti, and the fantasy hockey perspective provided by the RinkRat.
  • Batt'r Up!, added in 2006, is a weekly baseball podcast hosted by Matt Loughlin and long-time baseball analyst Fran Healy, with guests from around Major League Baseball, and fantasy advice from The Knuckler [5]. New York Post columnist and MSG baseball analyst Joel Sherman also contributes.
  • CenterCourt, added in 2006, is an all-basketball podcast hosted by Gus Johnson and featuring John Andariese and Walt "Clyde" Frazier. Gus recaps the latest in NBA news and offers fantasy advice, while Clyde answers fan emails in "Dishin and Swishin" and John tells basketball stories in "Tall Tales". David Dominik hosts the Three-Point Play segment and conducts the One-on-One interviews with some of the biggest names in the NBA.

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Personalities

  • Mike Breen: Knicks play-by-play announcer
  • Steve Cangialosi: Red Bulls pre-game host and sideline reporter; Fill-in Red Bulls play-by-play announcer
  • Mike Crispino: Fill-in Rangers play-by-play announcer
  • Bill Daughtry: Fill-in Knicks home game pre-game and intermission host
  • JP Dellacamera: Red Bulls play-by-play announcer
  • Boomer Esiason: Host of The Boomer Esiason Show
  • Stan Fischler: hockey analyst; Rangers studio analyst
  • Walt "Clyde" Frazier: Knicks game color announcer
  • Anthony "Fooch" Fucilli: reporter (mostly football)
  • Christopher Fusco: MSG legal analyst
  • John Giannone: Rangers sideline reporter and occasional studio host; host of Inside the Rangers
  • Jason Horowitz: Lead host of MSG, NY
  • Rick Jeanneret: Sabres play-by-play announcer
  • Dave Jennings: football analyst
  • Deb Kaufman: MSG, NY host
  • Jim Lorentz: Sabres color analyst
  • Dave Maloney: Fill-in Rangers color analyst
  • Shep Messing: Red Bulls color analyst; former co-host of MSG Soccer Report
  • Joe Micheletti: Rangers color analyst
  • Mary Murphy: Liberty color analyst
  • Mean Gene Okerlund: Host of WWE Madison Square Garden Classics
  • Jesse Palmer: MSG, NY football analyst
  • Mike Quick: Host of High School Weekly and The LAX Report; high school sports reporter
  • Rob Ray: Sabres studio analyst and sideline reporter
  • Sam Rosen: Rangers play-by-play announcer; MSG, NY football analyst
  • Joel Sherman: MSG, NY baseball analyst
  • Kenny Smith: Knicks color analyst
  • John Starks: Fill-in Knicks color announcer and studio analyst
  • Al Trautwig: Rangers and Knicks home game pre-game and intermission host; host of Hockey Night New York Live!, Inside the Knicks, MSG Vault, and MSG, NY
  • Bob Wischusen: Liberty play-by-play announcer

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MSG Radio Network

  • Kenny Albert: Rangers radio play-by-play announcer
  • John Andariese: Knicks radio color announcer
  • Gus Johnson: Knicks radio play-by-play announcer
  • Don LaGreca: Rangers pre-game, intermission, and post-game radio host
  • Dave Maloney: Rangers radio color announcer
  • Spencer Ross: Knicks pre-game, halftime, and post-game radio host; Fill-in Knicks radio play-by-play announcer
  • Bob Wischusen: Fill-in Rangers radio play-by-play announcer

Kenny Albert (born in 1968), son of sportscasting legend Marv Albert, is a sportscaster in his own right. ... Gus Johnson (b. ... David Wilfred Maloney (born July 31, 1956 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League from 1974-75 until 1984-85. ...

Former personalities

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Buffalo Sabres coverage

After the collapse of the Empire Sports Network caused by the bankruptcy of Adelphia, MSG now also broadcasts the Buffalo Sabres to Upstate New York customers (defined as virtually all of the state outside the New York City Nielsen DMA). The Sabres essentially control the entire broadcast, including the sale of advertising and production of an exclusive post-game show. Aside from Sabres games, MSG controls the broadcasts of all other local teams that it carries (with teams usually retaining the right to approve or reject MSG's choice of announcers). Empire Sports Network was a regional cable television network which served Upstate New York from Buffalo to Albany, parts of northern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. ... Adelphia Communications Corporation, named after the Greek word brothers, was the fifth largest cable company in the United States before filing for bankruptcy in 2002 due to internal corruption. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The two sides agreed to a 10-year contract extension in 2006.[6]


There has been a certain amount of controversy regarding the Nielsen ratings for the Sabres' broadcasts on MSG. Traditionally, Buffalo's hockey ratings are among the highest in the United States. Regular season Sabres games on Versus and NBC generally register 15-20 shares in the Buffalo market, and approach 30 in the playoffs. However, Sabres games on MSG register only 6-10 shares, even in the playoffs. It is believed that viewership for the Sabres on MSG is heavily underreported to Nielsen.[citation needed] When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


Upstate New York coverage

MSG is available in most of Upstate New York. Rangers, Devils, and Islanders games are blacked out in the Sabres' primary broadcast territory, which is the Buffalo and Rochester Nielsen markets, but Knicks games are broadcast on FSN New York or a temporary alternate channel when there is a conflict with the Sabres, except for Chautauqua County, part of which is within 100 miles of Cleveland and gets only Cleveland Cavaliers games on FSN Ohio as per NBA rules. The Knicks are also subject to blackout in eastern-most Connecticut, within 100 miles of Boston. The areas highlighted in YELLOW and GREEN are those which are considered to be a bona fide part of Upstate New York from the perspective of New York City. ... Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ... FSN New York (often abbreviated as FSNNY), previously known as Fox Sports Net New York (or Fox Sports New York) and Sports Channel New York, is a regional sports network in the New York City metropolitan area, whose reach expands to cover the entire state of New York, northern New... Chautauqua County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fox Sports Net Ohio Logo Sports Channel Ohio Logo FSN Ohio, formerly Fox Sports Net Ohio and SportsChannel Ohio, is a cable channel in Ohio (with the exception of the Toledo region, where FSN Detroit is carried), parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Northwest Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and extreme Southwest New York. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...


Most of upstate New York (notably Albany, Binghamton, and Syracuse) gets all Sabres games but also the Rangers, Islanders, or Devils under certain conditions. A maximum of 50 Rangers, Islanders, and Devils games (per team) can be broadcast outside the New York City DMA each season under current NHL rules; this also covers broadcasts in parts of the Hartford/New Haven and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre media markets. MSG's website lists what games are subject to blackout, and which are not, with each region designated as a "zone." Outside Western New York, Knicks games air on MSG, while FSN New York carries the Sabres, should both play at the same time. Location in Albany County and the State of New York Coordinates: , Country United States State New York County Albany Founded 1614 Incorporated 1686 Government  - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings (D) Area  - City  21. ... Binghamton is a city located in the Southern Tier of New York in the United States. ... Nickname: The Salt City Location of Syracuse within the state of New York Coordinates: City Government  - Mayor Matthew Driscoll Area  - City 66. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Nickname: The Diamond City Motto: Pattern After Us Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Luzerne Founded Incorporated  Borough  City 1769  1806  1871 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Leighton (D) Area    - City  7. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. ...


The presence of Sabres games in the Albany market led to some controversy, because most cable systems in that market had not carried the previous home of Sabres games (the now-defunct Empire Sports Network) for several years, and the fan-base for the Sabres is widely thought to be smaller than that of the New York City-area teams (and even Boston-area teams, as WSBK served the region for several years before each upstate market got local affiliates of the now defunct UPN and WB networks). Empire Sports Network was a regional cable television network which served Upstate New York from Buffalo to Albany, parts of northern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. ... WSBK-TV, channel 38, is an independent television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, owned by the CBS Corporation. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... The Warner Bros. ...


Time Warner Cable and Cablevision have made deals so that both FSN New York and SportsNet New York are available on analog basic in most upstate markets, although some only get FSN New York on digital cable. In the former case, viewers can see Knicks, Sabres, and New York Mets games without upgrading their package or switching to satellite TV. Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... SportsNet New York, also known as SNY, is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles...


College sporting events may also be blacked out in parts of upstate New York, especially involving teams from the Big East Conference, because MSG usually only acquires broadcast rights in New York City and its immediate suburbs. Time Warner Cable, among others, often acquires rights to these games in order to put them on its own channels in markets such as Syracuse and Rochester. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ...


History

The MSG Television network debuted on October 15, 1969 with a game between the Rangers and the Minnesota North Stars. MSG Network, thus, became the first regional sports network in North America, and one of the first of its kind in the world. is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


The channel, which at the time was not even named, was carried by Manhattan Cable Television under a one-year, 125-event deal that was signed in May, 1969. At the time, the cable company, which had televised Knickerbocker and Ranger post-season games the previous spring for a $25,000 rights fee, had only 13,000 subscribers.[7]


The Garden renewed the deal with the cable company, then called Sterling Manhattan Cable Television, in the fall on 1970 for five years at an estimated rights fee of $1m to $1.5m. Charles Dolan was the president of the cable company at the time.[8]


Games from the Garden later appeared throughout the early days of Home Box Office. By 1978, the first mentions of the "temporarily named" Madison Square Garden Network appeared in print. [9] HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ...


Baseball coverage 1989-2005

Between 1989 and 2001, the network was the cable home of the New York Yankees. MSG paid an average of $55 million a year for those rights, and the deal is widely credited as having started a national trend towards greater team coverage on regional sports networks, with more games being broadcast than over-the-air stations' regular programming schedules could usually permit. MSG also produced the Yankees radio broadcasts from 1994 to 2001, which aired on WABC-AM. MSG also owned the over the air broadcast rights to Yankee games, which they sold to long-time broadcaster WPIX from 1989-1998 and WNYW from 1999-2001 (at the time, NewsCorp owned part of MSG). In 2002, the Yankees left MSG to form the YES Network. From 2002 to 2005, MSG aired games from Major League Baseball's New York Mets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, games which previously aired on FSNY (MSG, FSNY, and WPIX each carried about 50 games a season on consistent days of the week). Like the Yankee deals, Cablevision also owned the broadcast TV rights, placing games on WWOR before moving to WPIX in 1999. After the 2005 baseball season, Met games moved to SportsNet New York, a cable network partially owned by the Mets, although WPIX retained a reduced slate of games. Comcast and Time Warner, which generally control whatever NYC-area cable systems Cablevision doesn't (Time Warner controls most of Upstate New York as well), are the other partners. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkradio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ... WNYW, channel 5, is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... WWOR-TV Channel 9 is the UPN Television affiliate serving the New York City DMA, with studios and license in Secaucus, New Jersey. ... WPIX, channel 11, is a television station in New York City. ... SportsNet New York, also known as SNY, is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ...


Ownership

The network has been owned throughout its history by the owners of Madison Square Garden as well as the Knicks, Rangers and now the Liberty. The current owner of the Garden and MSG Network is Cablevision, as part of their Rainbow Media division. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Rainbow Media, a subsidiary of Cablevision, is an entertainment company in the United States that owns the cable channels aMC, WE, fuse, Independent Film Channel, and several others. ...


Logos

MSG HD

MSG HD is a high definition simulcast of the best programs from MSG Network, including virtually all home games of the NBA and NHL teams, and select away games (the Sabres may broadcast a handful of games in HD in the 2006-07 season). MSG HD can be seen on Cablevision, Time Warner & Comcast among other providers. (MSG HD is not available on Time Warner in Buffalo) Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


External links

  • Official Site
  • MSG's Blog Central
  • Podcasting Homepage
  • MSG2 & FSNY 2 Channel Listings



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