MSG Networks Announces Expanded, In-Depth NY Giants Coverage for 2018 NFL Draft
All-Day Giants Takeover on Thursday, April 26 will Include 22 Hours of Coverage
Including the Debut of “Beginnings – Landon Collins” at 6:00PM & 9:00PM
and a Live Draft Show from MetLife Stadium at 7:30PM
Extensive Draft Coverage to Feature Exclusive Interviews with David Diehl and Nick Mangold
Tonight, April 24 at 10:30PM and Victor Cruz and Carl Banks on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:30PM
New York, NY (April 24, 2018) – In advance of Thursday’s highly anticipated NFL Draft, MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) today announced an increased lineup of original New York Giants programing, live Giants draft analysis and exclusive player interviews for fans looking to stay close to the action this week.
MSG Networks’ expanded draft coverage will kick-off today, Tuesday, April 24, with several episodes of “People Talking Draft,” providing fans with complete access to the latest team news, draft talk and expert commentary.
The draft programming will continue at 10:30pm tonight with “People Talking Football: Mangold & Diehl,” which will feature an engaging conversation with two former New York football greats on the offensive line. David Diehl and Nick Mangold sit down together for a candid discussion about their playing careers in New York, the top prospects in this year’s draft and their life after football.
Former Giants stars Victor Cruz and Carl Banks will then be profiled on another broadcast of “People Talking Football: Cruz & Banks” at 10:30pm on Wednesday, April 25. The two Giants legends will discuss their illustrious Giants careers, the upcoming draft, life as a New York athlete, the fashion world and more.
On Thursday, April 26, MSG Networks, the TV Home of the New York Giants, will begin their all-day Giants takeover with 22 straight hours of coverage, starting at 6:00am. The coverage will be highlighted by the debut of “Beginnings – Landon Collins,” which will first air at 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm following the live draft coverage. The show will look at the All-Pro safety’s impressive rise to stardom and chronicle his early days growing up in Louisiana to his college career at Alabama to being selected by the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft.
The official draft night coverage will start at 7:30pm on Thursday with “Giants Draft Night Live, sponsored by Verizon”. The show will be broadcasted live from MetLife Stadium and hosted by Bob Papa, along with Carl Banks and David Diehl, with reporters on the ground both at the stadium and at the Draft in Dallas. Paul Dottino will be inside the stadium interviewing Giants players, staff, alumni and fans. And Madelyn Burke will be on-site in Dallas, capturing all the action up close.
Additionally, all the draft coverage airing on MSG Networks will be available on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
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 152 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.
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