NEW YORK, Oct. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE:MSGN) and Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) announced today that “MSG GO,” MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform, is available to Charter’s Spectrum subscribers who receive MSG Networks as part of their pay television subscription in time for the NBA and NHL seasons. With this agreement, “MSG GO” is distributed by all of MSG Networks’ major distributors.
With “MSG GO,” Spectrum subscribers will now have access to the same MSG Networks programming they enjoy as part of their pay television subscription on their smartphone, tablet or personal computer. This includes live game coverage of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, along with more in-depth team programming such as pre- and post-game shows, and current and past episodes from MSG Networks’ slate of original programming. 1
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Spectrum to include ‘MSG GO,’ which provides sports fans with access to all of MSG Networks’ live NBA and NHL game content, as well as our award-winning original programming, wherever they are,” said Adam Levine, executive vice president, business affairs and distribution, MSG Networks. “We look forward to providing Spectrum subscribers in New York City, Western and Upstate New York and other areas within the MSG Networks footprint with access to MSG Networks’ coverage of their favorite teams on their preferred devices.”
“We are pleased to partner with MSG Networks in giving customers the ability to watch their favorite New York teams live on the go, “ said Tom Montemagno, Executive Vice President of Programming Acquisition for Charter Communications. “This is a great example of our ongoing commitment to provide customers with greater flexibility in how they enjoy content across multiple platforms.”
Subscribers with a supported smartphone or tablet can download the free “MSG GO” app by visiting the App Store or the Google Play store. On computers, customers may visit MSGGo.com.
1 Subject to territorial restrictions and blackouts
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.
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Source: MSG Networks Inc.