MSG Networks Strikes In-Market Streaming Deal for NHL’s Rangers, Devils, Islanders, Sabres

Customers of participating TV providers will be able to access live coverage of local games on MSG GO

The dominos in the in-market–streaming space keep tumbling. On Wednesday, MSG Networks reached an agreement with the NHL for live-streaming rights to New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, and Buffalo Sabres games.

msg-new-logoIn the coming weeks, MSG Networks’ exclusive live coverage of local NHL games will be made available to customers of participating operators on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live-streaming and on-demand product.

“As the outlet for more live local NHL games than any other RSN in the country, we are pleased to partner with the NHL and our teams to provide hockey fans with additional ways to view our games,” says Andrea Greenberg, president/CEO, MSG Networks. “With the addition of the NHL, MSG GO will certainly be a premiere mobile destination for hockey fans in the region.”

In addition to MSG Networks’ live, professional game coverage, MSG GO includes pre/postgame shows, as well as episodes of MSG Networks’ award-winning programming. With MSG GO, fans are able to access upcoming schedules and set reminders on their personal devices for games on MSG Networks.

“With this agreement, MSG Networks once again demonstrates what it means to be an excellent partner for our clubs,” says David Proper, EVP, media and international strategy, NHL. “Together we share a vision for serving our fans, who are extremely passionate about their teams. This agreement for live streaming on MSG GO is all about fulfilling demand and providing our fans with the type of access they want in the way that is most convenient to them.”

MSG GO is currently available at no charge to viewers who receive MSG Networks as part of a subscription to participating pay-television providers. 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.