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MSG Networks Earns 17 NY Emmy Award Nominations

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced that MSG Networks garnered 17 New York Emmy Award nominations. The awards will be given for television shows that were produced for telecast in New York state and northern New Jersey, and aired between September 1, 2003 and August 31, 2004. Award winners will be announced on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at the 48th annual New York Emmy Awards ceremony to be held at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The 17 nominations represent MSG Networks' programming produced for MSG Network (15 nominations), FSN New York (one nomination), and WPIX-TV (one nomination for New York Mets baseball telecasts).

"It is a privilege to again be recognized by the New York Chapter of NATAS for our industry's highest honor," said Michael Bair, president of MSG Networks. "These nominations are a credit to the talented professionals who work at the Network and who continue our tradition of providing viewers with the very best in sports production."

Once again, MSG Networks' production teams were recognized with nominations in the prestigious sports coverage categories, including two nominations in the Live Sports Coverage: Single Program category: "Mark Messier's Last Game in 2003-04" and "Mike Richter's Retirement." In the Live Sports Coverage: Series category, MSG received two nominations, for New York Rangers and New York Knicks telecasts, and the Network's New York Mets production on WPIX-TV also received a nomination.

In the Sports Programming: Single Program or Special category, Rangers GameNight: Mike Richter's Retirement was recognized. In the Sports Programming: Segment(s) category, MSG received two nominations: Angles: Wiffleball Celebrates 50 Years and New York Mets Teases. MSG SportsDesk: the Passing of Bob Murphy received a nomination in the Sports News Coverage category. In the Religious Programming category, MSG Network's "Angles: Religion in the NFL" received one nomination.

In the On-Camera Achievement (Sports) category, veteran announcers Mike Emrick and Sam Rosen were both nominated. MSG Networks' New Media department was recognized with a nomination in the Interactivity category for MSG Network Interactive Television. In the Editor: Sports category, three of MSG Network's editors were nominated: Dan Williams, Preston Madill and Roy Schneider. The program "The World's Most Famous Arena and How it Got that Way" received a nomination in the Research category.

MSG Networks, an industry leader in production and technology, is the nation's longest-running regional sports network. The first regional sports network to produce games in HDTV and winner of 95 New York Emmy Awards, MSG Networks is part of Madison Square Garden L.P. Cablevision Systems Corporation owns Madison Square Garden, L.P., which includes MSG Network; FSN New York; the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); Radio City Entertainment; the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League), and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.

1. Religious Programming - MSG Network "Angles: Religion in the NFL", September 2, 2003.
2. Interactivity - MSG Network Interactive Television, September 2003- August 2004.
3. Live Sports Coverage: Single Program - MSG Network "Mark Messier's Last Game", March 31, 2004.
4. Live Sports Coverage: Single Program - MSG Network "Mike Richter's Retirement", February 4, 2004.
5. Live Sports Coverage: Series - MSG Network "2003-04 New York Rangers", October 2003-April 2004.
6. Live Sports Coverage: Series - MSG Network "2003-04 New York Knicks", November 2003-April 2004.
7. Live Sports Coverage: Series - WPIX-TV "New York Mets on WB11", April - September 2004.
8. Sports Programming: Single Program or Special - MSG Network "Rangers GameNight: Mike Richter's Retirement", February 4, 2004.
9. Sports Programming: Segment(s) - MSG Network "Angles: Wiffleball Celebrates 50 Years", October 14, 2003.
10. Sports Programming: Segment(s) - MSG Network "New York Mets Teases", September 2004.
11. Sports News Coverage - MSG Network "MSG SportsDesk: The Passing of Bob Murphy", August 3, 2004.
12. On-Camera Achievement: Sports - FSN New York's Mike Emrick (New Jersey Devils).
13. On-Camera Achievement: Sports - MSG Network's Sam Rosen (New York Rangers).
14. Editor: Sports - MSG Network's Daniel Williams.
15. Editor: Sports - MSG Network's Preston Madill.
16. Editor: Sports - MSG Network's Roy Schneider.
17. Research: MSG Network "The World's Most Famous Arena and How it Got That Way".
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