MSG NETWORKS RETURNS WITH “THE AV SQUAD”
FEATURING RANGERS HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 AT 6PM

New York, NY (October 8, 2015) – MSG Networks announced today its original program The AV Squad, featuring New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, will return this season premiering on Friday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. leading into MSG’s coverage of the Rangers matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by Bill Pidto, the biweekly program features Vigneault and other coaches and players, as they take fans on a behind-the-scenes look at the New York Rangers with special access to practice, film room sessions and in-depth player analysis.

In addition to candid conversation between Pidto and Vigneault, The AV Squad, presented by Cadillac, includes a number of running segments. In “You Asked For It,” Vigneault answers questions from fans that were recorded at games or sent in via MSGNetworks.com and Twitter. “The Film Room” features Vigneault, or one of his coaches, as he breaks down film and discusses team strategy. In “Open Mic,” viewers get to listen in as a member of the coaching staff or a player is mic’ed up during a practice or game.

MSG Networks Inc. is an industry leader with two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+; in addition to the live streaming and video on demand platform MSG GO. The networks are home to eight professional sports teams: 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, as well as college football and college basketball from top conferences, and a full schedule of critically-acclaimed original programming. Each year, the networks collectively telecast approximately 700 live sporting events. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG has won 112 New York Emmy Awards over the past eight years, more than any single network or station in the region.

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