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MSG Gets Streaming Rights to NHL Games

MSG Networks said it has obtained, from the National Hockey League, rights to stream NHL games live on the MSG GO app. Thus far, Altice-owned Optimum and Comcast's Xfinity have agreements to authenticate (enable views of) programming on the app and on for its customers. Charter-owned Spectrum and Verizon Fios are among other big pay-TV providers in MSG Networks markets. MSG outlets air the NHL's New York Rangers and Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres contests. The app launched in 2015 with rights to stream New York Knicks' National Basketball Association games.

“As the outlet for more live local NHL games than any other RSN in the country, we are pleased to partner with the NHL and our teams to provide hockey fans with additional ways to view our games,” Andrea Greenberg, CEO of MSG Networks, said in a release. “With the addition of the NHL, MSG GO will certainly be a premiere mobile destination for hockey fans in the region.”

Added David Proper, executive vice president, media and international strategy, NHL in the release: “With this agreement, MSG Networks once again demonstrates what it means to be an excellent partner for our clubs. Together we share a vision for serving our fans, who are extremely passionate about their teams. This agreement for live streaming on MSG GO is all about fulfilling demand and providing our fans with the type of access they want in the way that is most convenient to them.”