MSG Network Wins Big at New York Emmys With 14 Awards – More Than Any Other Network or Station

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced Saturday that MSG Network received 14 New York Emmy Awards, the most of any single network or station. With MSG Network’s awards, plus one win for MSG+ and one win for MSGNetworks.com, MSG Networks took home a total of 16 Emmys. The New York Emmy Awards recognize television and advanced media programs that were produced for telecast in New York state and northern New Jersey, and aired between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.

MSG Network’s 14 wins gives the network 126 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years, more than any single network or station in the region over that time. MSG Networks has totaled 145 Emmys during that period and 248 in its history.

“It is an honor to be recognized at this year’s New York Emmy Awards with 16 wins,” said Andrea Greenberg, president and chief executive officer, MSG Networks. “We are dedicated to bringing our fans exceptional programming with the highest production values and this recognition reflects our commitment. I commend our incredibly talented staff on their great achievement.”

Highlights of the night included two Emmy wins for MSG Network’s “Friday Night Knicks” game telecasts in the category of Sporting Event/Game Live/Unedited for both series and program/special and two wins for MSG Network’s Rangers coverage for Sports: News Series and Sports: Daily or Weekly Program. MSG Network’s original programming including The Mask with Henrik Lundqvist, The Garden’s Defining Moments, Clyde’s New York, and Spike Lee’s What is the Triangle Offense? were all awarded with wins.

A complete list of 2016 New York Emmy Awards wins for MSG Networks is included below:

2016 MSG Networks New York Emmy Awards

ENTERTAINMENT: PROGRAM/SPECIAL Billy Joel: Home at The Garden. November 10, 2014. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION The Mask - John McEnroe. February 24, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTING EVENT/GAME - LIVE/UNEDITED: PROGRAM/SPECIAL Friday Night Knicks - Clyde: 70 Years of Cool (Knicks vs. Celtics). March 27, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTING EVENT/GAME - LIVE/UNEDITED: SERIES 2014-15 Friday Night Knicks. November 7, 2014. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: NEWS SERIES New York Rangers Postgame: Playoffs. May 16, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT Behind the Scenes of Spike Lee's What is the Triangle Offense? October 24, 2014. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM New York Rangers Gamenight. April 11, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES The Garden's Defining Moments: Composite. March 17, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: DOCUMENTARY The Garden's Defining Moments: Syracuse Defeats UConn in Six OT Game. March 23, 2015. (MSG Network).

SPORTS: ONE-TIME SPECIAL What is the Triangle Offense? October 24, 2014. (MSG Network).

PROMOTION: PROGRAM PROMO – SPORTS Liberty “This is the Story: Tina & Essence”. June 1, 2015. (MSG Network).

NOSTALGIA PROGRAM Clyde's New York. March 27, 2015. (MSG Network).

WRITER: SHORT FORM Hamilton Fisher. February 1, 2015. (MSG Network).

GRAPHIC ARTS: SET DESIGN James Yates. October 9, 2014. “MSG Networks Studios” (MSG Network).  

LIGHTING Chris Kostianis. March 20, 2015. “The Game 365: Composite.” (MSG+).

INTERACTIVITY Clyde: 70 Years of Cool - Clyde's New York - Part 1. March 27, 2015. (MSGNetworks.com).

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 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years. More information is available at www.msgnetworks.com.

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