Red Bulls and MSG Reveal 2012 Broadcast Schedule
HARRISON, NJ (Feb. 16, 2012) – The New York Red Bulls and MSG Networks unveiled the official television schedule for the upcoming 2012. MSG and MSG+ will televise 19 MLS regular season of the team’s 34 matches. In addition, MSG will also televise New York’s preseason friendly match labeled “Red Bull Reto del Sol” on Feb. 23 against Mexican side, UNAM Pumas, live at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ at 10:00 PM ET on MSG+.
The first MLS regular season match that will be on the MSG networks is the Red Bulls’ clash against Real Salt Lake at 10:00 PM with a 15-minute pre-game show starting at 9:45 PM on MSG+. MSG Networks will produce pre- and post-game shows for all Red Bulls home games and also select away matches. All game telecasts will be produced in a high definition format.
“We are excited to continue our strong relationship with MSG Networks,” said Red Bulls President, Business Operations Chris Heck. “We believe that their production quality for our fans is among the best in Major League Soccer and we are all looking forward to the 2012 season.”
“MSG Networks is proud of its history with the Red Bulls and we look forward to their 17th season on MSG,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. “With exclusive local coverage of the team, we are excited to deliver Red Bulls soccer to fans in New York.”
Veteran sports anchor and reporter Steve Cangialosi returns for his fifth season as the team’s play-by-play announcer and 11th covering the Red Bulls, while former New York Cosmos goalkeeper Shep Messing starts his 12th season as an expert analyst. MSG Networks host and experienced sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her fifth season covering the Red Bulls, while Eddie Caggianelli begins his 11th season producing matches.
New York’s remaining 15 regular season matches will be exclusively shown by MLS national partners ESPN Networks (seven times: four on ESPN, three on ESPN2) and the NBC Sports Group (eight times: six on NBCSN, two on NBC). In addition, Galavision will telecast six Red Bulls matches in Spanish (MSG Networks will telecast those games simultaneously in English).