MSG Network RETURNS WITH “THE AV SQUAD”
FEATURING RANGERS HEAD COACH ALAIN VIGNEAULT ON Thursday, OCTOBER 13 at 5:30 P.M.
New York, NY (October 12, 2016) – MSG Network announced today its original program The AV Squad, featuring New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault, will return for a fourth season, premiering on Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. leading into MSG’s coverage of the Rangers regular season opening matchup against the New York Islanders at 6:00 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 reoccurring 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.
About MSG Networks Inc.
An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years.
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