MSGN Stays 'Live' for 50th Anniversary

New York-based Madison Square Garden Networks recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as the first regional sports network ever launched on cable television. 

From its coverage of marquee New York sports events to the launch of high definition technology, MSG Networks senior vice president of marketing and content strategy Kevin Marotta talks about the network's half century history of televising major sports moments and technical innovations in a recent MCN Original Videos segment. 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.