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Red Bulls and MSG Networks sign multi-year telecast rights extension

HARRISON, NJ– The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer and MSG Networks have agreed to a new multi-year agreement ensuring that MSG Networks will continue as the local telecast home of the Red Bulls.

MSG Networks, which consists of MSG Network an MSG Plus, has held the telecast rights to the team since 1996, and will telecast 24 of New York’s 32 regular season games this season, up from 22 games in 2010. MSG Networks will also produce pre and post-game shows for select Red Bulls games. All 24 game telecasts will be produced in a high definition format.

“MSG Networks has been a valuable partner for our organization since the club’s inception and we are thrilled to continue our relationship with them,” said Red Bull New York Managing Director Erik Stover. “With this new multi-year deal, we expect our fans will be able to view a broadcast that is among the best in Major League Soccer. MSG Networks has made a strong commitment to helping us become the country’s premier soccer franchise and today’s announcement is a significant step towards that goal.”

“MSG Networks and the Red Bulls have a long history together and we are proud to have them return for their 16th season,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. “We look forward to once again providing New York soccer fans with exclusive local coverage of the Red Bulls.”

Veteran sports anchor and reporter Steve Cangialosi returns for his fourth season as the team’s play-by-play announcer and 10th covering the Red Bulls, while former New York Cosmos goalkeeper Shep Messing starts his 11th season as an expert analyst. MSG Networks host and experienced sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her fourth season covering the Red Bulls, while Eddie Caggianelli begins his 10th season producing matches.

2011 New York Red Bulls Broadcast Schedule

Sat., March 19Seattle Sounders7:30 PMMSG
Sat., March 26at Columbus Crew4:00 PMMSGPlus
Sat., April 2Houston Dynamo7:30 PMMSG2
Sat., April 9at Philadelphia Union7:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sat., April 16San Jose Earthquakes7:30 PMMSG
Thurs., April 21at DC United8:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sat., April 30Sporting Kansas City7:30 PMMSG
Sat., May 7at LA Galaxy11:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sun., May 15Chivas USA7:00 PMMSGPlus/Galavision
Sat., May 25at Houston Dynamo8:30 PMMSG
Sat., May 28at Vancouver Whitecaps7:00 PMMSG
Sat., June 4Columbus Crew7:30 PMMSG
Fri., June 10New England Revolution8:30 PMFSC
Sun., June 19at Portland Timbers10:00 PMMSGPlus/Galavision
Thurs., June 23at Seattle Sounders10:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sun., June 26at Chicago Fire2:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sat., July 2at San Jose Earthquakes10:30 PMESPN2
Wed., July 6Toronto FC8:00 PMMSGPlus
Sat., July 9DC United7:30 PMMSG
Sat., July 16at Chivas USA10:30 PMMSG
Wed., July 20at Colorado Rapids9:30 PMMSGPlus
Sat., July 23FC Dallas6:00 PMMSG/Galavision
Sat., Aug. 6at Real Salt Lake9:00 PMMSG
Sat., Aug. 13Chicago Fire7:30 PMMSG
Sat., Aug. 20at New England Revolution7:30 PMMSG
Sun., Aug. 28LA Galaxy7:00 PMESPN2/Deportes
Sat., Sept. 10Vancouver Whitecaps7:30 PMMSG
Sat., Sept. 17at FC Dallas8:30 PMMSG
Wed., Sept. 21Real Salt Lake8:00 PMMSGPlus
Sat., Sept. 24Portland Timbers7:30 PMMSG
Sat. Oct. 1at Toronto FC7:30 PMFSC
Sat., Oct. 15at Sporting Kansas City4:00 PMMSG/Telefutura
Thurs., Oct. 20Philadelphia Union8:00 PMESPN2/Deportes