MSG Networks to Kick-Off “Food Week,” Presented by Chase, Serving up a Full
Week of Content Featuring the Special Connection Between Sports and Food
All-Week Takeover to Run Across MSG Networks’ Linear, Digital and Social Channels Starting Today
Programming to Include a Mix of Food-Themed Content on the Knicks, Rangers, Islanders and Devils
New York, NY (November 18, 2019) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) today announced the start of “Food Week,” presented by Chase, a full week of food-themed programming that will highlight the deep connection between sports and food and the way it intersects with the New York sports scene. The complete, all-week takeover will officially kick-off across MSG Networks’ linear, digital and social channels today with a mix of new and existing content on the Knicks, Rangers, Islanders and Devils.
During the week-long initiative, MSG Networks on-air personalities and players from each team will be profiled away from the court and ice and take their turn serving up food at notable food establishments around the city. Viewers will get to watch Knicks forward Bobby Portis go behind the counter to create a sandwich at the iconic Katz’s Delicatessen, MSG Networks host Bill Pidto scoop ice cream and make cones at the popular Emack and Bolio’s ice cream shop and former Knick John Wallace showcase his passion for food in a fun cooking segment with his mother. Rangers defensemen Jacob Trouba and Brady Skeji, Islanders play-by-play announcer Brendan Burke and host Shannon Hogan, Devils center Blake Coleman and more will be featured as well in various food challenges and taste tests throughout the week.
MSG Networks will also air exclusive content filmed at “The Pizza Joint,” a Knicks-themed pizza parlor pop-up experience that Chase has built in partnership with Buzzfeed. “The Pizza Joint,” located at Speedy Romeo’s pizzeria on the Lower East Side,” will feature special perks for Chase cardholders. The overall content during “Food Week” will be integrated into pre-game show segments, in-game spots and in the “MSG 150 Final,” which will air after each Knicks post-game show. The original content, as well as episodes from several of Complex Network’s Hot Ones and The Burger Show series, will also air in the network’s “MSG Shorts” programming block throughout the week.
This will mark MSG Networks’ second-ever “Food Week,” following its initial takeover last November, which featured interviews with renowned chefs, such as Jean-Georges and Action Bronson. Fans can expect additional themed-week offerings throughout the year that explores the connection between sports and culture though different lenses, including sneakers, music and fashion.
The takeover will include interactive elements and increased editorial content across the network’s website, YouTube and social channels, as well as on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform. Fans will be encouraged to join the conversation and post their own food-themed content on social using the dedicated campaign hashtag #MSGFoodWeek.
About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.
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