New York, NY (March 1, 2016) – MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN) and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls have unveiled the official telecast schedule for the 2016 season. MSG Networks will televise 18 of the MLS team’s 34 regular season matches.
MSG Networks’ first Red Bulls telecast will be the season opener on Sunday, March 6 when the Red Bulls take on the Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena. Coverage gets underway at 1:00 p.m. with a 30-minute pregame show on MSG Network.
All Red Bulls games televised on MSG Networks will also be live streamed on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers. MSG GO enables fans, whether at home or on-the-go, to watch all of MSG Networks’ live Red Bulls game telecasts. MSG GO is available to subscribers of participating television providers (currently Optimum and Xfinity TV) who receive MSG Networks as part of their pay television subscription. Games will also be available in Spanish with SAP featuring broadcaster Ernesto Motta calling the games.
MSG Networks, which has been the regional television home of the Red Bulls (previously the Metro Stars) since 1996, will telecast pregame and postgame coverage for all MSG Networks’ produced games. Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Steve Cangialosi returns for his ninth season as the team’s play-by-play announcer and 15th season covering the Red Bulls, while former New York and Olympic goalkeeper Shep Messing starts his 16th season as game analyst. Host and sideline reporter Tina Cervasio will be back for her ninth season covering the Red Bulls.
The Red Bull’s remaining 16 regular season matches will be shown by MLS national television partners.
The Red Bulls’ full television schedule is below (Home Games in BOLD at Red Bull Arena).
2016 NEW YORK RED BULLS MSG NETWORKS TELECAST SCHEDULE*
Date Opponent Game Time Network
March Sunday 6 TORONTO FC 1:30 PM MSG
Saturday 12 at Montreal Impact 4:00 PM MSG+ 2/ MSG+
Saturday 19 HOUSTON DYNAMO 7:00 PM MSG 2
April Friday 1 at New England Revolution 7:00 PM UniMás
Saturday 9 SPORTING KANSAS CITY 7:00 PM MSG 2
Wednesday 13 at San Jose Earthquakes 10:30 PM MSG
Saturday 16 at Colorado Rapids 9:00 PM MSG
Sunday 24 Orlando City SC 7:30 PM FOX Sports 1
Friday 29 FC DALLAS 7:00 PM UniMás/Univision
May Friday 6 at Orlando City 7:00 PM UniMás
Friday 13 at D.C. United 7:00 PM UniMás
Wednesday 18 Chicago Fire 7:30 PM MSG
Saturday 21 at New York City FC 3:00 PM FOX
Saturday 28 TORONTO FC 7:00 PM MSG
June Sunday 19 SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 7:30 PM FOX Sports 1
Wednesday 22 at Real Salt Lake 10:00 PM MSG
Saturday 25 at Columbus Crew SC 7:30 PM MSG
July Sunday 3 at New York City FC 12:00 PM ESPN
Sunday 10 PORTLAND TIMBERS 6:00 PM ESPN 2
Wednesday 13 Orlando City SC 7:30 PM MSG
Sunday 17 at Philadelphia Union 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Sunday 24 NEW YORK CITY FC 1:00 PM FOX
Sunday 31 at Chicago Fire 7:00 PM MSG
August Sunday 7 at LA Galaxy 9:30 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 13 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 21 at DC United 3:00 PM ESPN
Sunday 28 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION 2:30 PM ESPN
September Saturday 3 at Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 11 D.C. UNITED 1:00 PM ESPN
Sunday 18 at Toronto FC 7:00 PM FOX Sports 1
Saturday 24 MONTREAL IMPACT 7:00 PM MSG
October Saturday 1 PHILADELPHIA UNION 7:00 PM MSG
Sunday 16 COLUMBUS CREW SC 5:00 PM MSG**
Sunday 23 at Philadelphia Union 4:00 PM MSG**
*Subject to change
** Flex picks and will be on locally if not a national selection
MSG Networks Inc. is an industry leader with two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, as well as the live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to nine professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Liberty; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; Major League Soccer’s Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, and exclusive non-game coverage of the New York Giants. Each year, the networks collectively telecast approximately 700 live sporting events - which also include college football and college basketball from top conferences - along with a full schedule of critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 129 New York Emmy Awards over the past eight years. More information is available at www.msgnetworks.com.
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