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MSG PLUS ANNOUNCES
NEW YORK ISLANDERS 2010-2011 TELECAST SCHEDULE
4-TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMPION ISLANDERS OPEN SEASON AT HOME AGAINST DALLAS STARSNew York, NY, September 21, 2010
–MSG is proud to announce that the four-time Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders return to MSG Plus (and MSG Plus 2 and MSG 2) for 81 telecasts this season. A complete schedule is below.
The Islanders open their regular season at home against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. on MSG Plus. MSG Plus will televise a half-hour pre-game show, “Islanders Game Night,” and most games will be followed by a post-game show. The popular “Hockey Night Live!” weekly roundup show returns for its fourth season on MSG and MSG Plus, airing after Saturday night games throughout the season.
Howie Rose is serving his 16th season as play-by-play announcer with new full-time analyst and Islanders legend Butch Goring. Deb Placey will return as the home host/reporter and Rob Carlin will again handle the host/reporter duties for Islanders road games. Stan Fischler will serve as a league correspondent for all Islanders home games. Islanders hockey on MSG Plus is produced by Jim Daddona, directed by Larry Roth, with Bob
de Poto serving as senior coordinating producer. Dan Ronayne serves as executive vice president and general manager for MSG Networks, and Jeff Filippi is senior vice president and executive producer.
MSG Networks will continue its unprecedented commitment to the NHL, as MSG and MSG Plus will combine to telecast more than 300 live Rangers, Islanders, Devils and Sabres games during the 2010-2011 hockey season.About MSG Media
MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from MSG’s venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG network, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Media is also responsible for managing interactive initiatives (online, mobile, VOD and iTV) across all business segments. MSG Media is part of Madison Square Garden, Inc., (NASDAQ: MSG) a fully-integrated sports, entertainment and media business. The company is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Entertainment and MSG Media, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive MSG’s overall business, which is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that MSG creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, track and field and tennis. MSG Entertainment is one of the country’s leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, throughout the country. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG’s diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theater, the Chicago Theater and the Wang Theater. More information is available at www.msg.com.