Adam Levine is executive vice president of business affairs for MSG Networks Inc., where he oversees business affairs, content distribution, and legal affairs for two award-winning regional sports networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+. He is responsible for the networks’ distribution strategy, as well as for structuring and negotiating the networks’ major agreements with affiliates, advertisers and rights holders and operational legal matters relating to MSG Networks. In addition, Mr. Levine works with the company’s senior leadership to identify and assess strategic growth opportunities.
Mr. Levine last served as executive vice president, business affairs of MSG Media at The Madison Square Garden Company (predecessor to MSG Networks Inc.) until September 2015, when the sports and entertainment businesses of The Madison Square Garden Company became a standalone, public company. Mr. Levine joined Madison Square Garden in 2007 as senior vice president of legal and business affairs of MSG Media, when the business was part of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Madison Square Garden was spun-off from Cablevision as The Madison Square Garden Company in 2010. Levine first began his career with Cablevision in 2001 as counsel at Rainbow Media (now AMC Networks Inc.) and, over the next six years, held roles of increasing responsibility in the legal departments at Cablevision and Rainbow. Levine is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and the State University of New York at Binghamton.
MSG Network and MSG+ 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, over the past ten years, MSG Network has won 129 New York Emmy Awards, more than any single network or station in the region. MSG, MSG+ and MSGNetworks.com have a combined 152 wins during that time and 274 over their history.