MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7FM Announce Extension of Radio Broadcasting Agreement

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MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7FM Announce Extension of Radio Broadcasting Agreement

ESPN New York 98.7FM To Continue to Serve as the Radio Home of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers

 New York, NY (March 26, 2019) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) and ESPN New York 98.7FM today announced a new multi-year agreement, ensuring that 98.7FM continues to serve as the radio home of the York Knicks and New York Rangers. Since 2004, ESPN New York 98.7FM has provided fans with award-winning radio coverage of the Knicks and Rangers games.

As part of the partnership extension, ESPN New York 98.7FM will broadcast the live games, in addition to full pre-game and post-game coverage for both teams throughout the season. All Knicks and Rangers audio content will once again be available to stream live on ESPNNewYork.com and the ESPN app.

“As long-standing partners of MSG Networks, we’re pleased to extend our relationship with ESPN New York 98.7FM,” said Adam Levine, executive vice president, Business Affairs & Distribution, MSG Networks. “With a shared vision for serving our fans, we’re excited to renew our partnership and continue to deliver unrivaled radio coverage of the Knicks and Rangers.”

“We are proud to continue our 15-year relationship with the New York Knicks and New York Rangers,” said Tim McCarthy, vice president & general manager, 98.7 ESPN.  “As 98.7 ESPN continues to expand our listener base, the Knicks and Rangers serve as an integral component of our programming lineup.”

About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion 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, with more than 150 New York Emmy Awards over the past 10 years.

About 98.7 ESPN New York
98.7FM ESPN New York is the flagship station of ESPN Radio, providing sports talk, news and local and national play-by-play coverage.  It’s the official radio home of three of the New York market’s most iconic teams: New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Jets game broadcasts in addition to national rights for the entire NBA season from tip through The Finals, Major League Baseball from Opening Day through the World Series and a slate of top college football including the entire College Football Playoff. 98.7FM ESPN New York is also streamed live at www.ESPNNewYork.com & The ESPN App.

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Contact: Belen Michelis, ESPN, (860) 766-1425, [email protected]

 

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Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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