MSG Networks announces 2016 New York Red Bulls telecast schedule

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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