NEW GIANTS PROGRAMMING AS MSG NETWORKS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ROLE AS “OFFICIAL REGIONAL SPORTS HOME OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS”
“GIANTS LIFE” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8PM WITH
NEW YORK, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) and The New York Giants will kick off new exclusive Giants coverage on Sunday, September 11 immediately following the Giants at Cowboys game with “Giants Postgame Live,” presented by Mercedes, on MSG. “Giants Postgame Live” presented by Mercedes, the official one-hour postgame show that immediately follows every regular season and playoff game, will air throughout the season on MSG Networks. Sunday’s “Giants Postgame Live” presented by Mercedes will be hosted by longtime New York sportscaster Russ Salzberg, and will feature Chris Canty, Shaun O’Hara, Amani Toomer, and Paul Dottino serving as reporter. Throughout the season, the rotating group of guests will also include Howard Cross, David Diehl and Roman Oben.
In addition, MSG Networks will be home to a revamped lineup of weekly Giants programming kicking off with “Giants Life” on Tuesdays at 8pm on MSG. This exclusive weekly reality series will focus on the daily lives and routines of players, coaches and the entire Giants organization. Giants Entertainment’s cameras and sound crews will have unique behind the scenes access to the players’ journey each week as they prepare for GameDay. “Giants Life” will offer fans an inside perspective with wired sound from on the field and behind the bench action, in addition to the locker room, team travel, and hotel. The premiere episode debuts Tuesday, September 13 featuring Jason Pierre-Paul. For the last six years MSG has served as the destination for Giants football fans who are looking for hours of in-depth, exclusive coverage of their favorite team.
Tuesday’s premiere episode of “Giants Life” will follow Jason Pierre-Paul’s journey back to being an elite pass rusher and player in the NFL, documented with exclusive access to his week leading up the Opening Day matchup vs. the Cowboys in Dallas. The day starts at JPP’s home, then a ride along to practice, and a detailed look on his preparation and personal outlook as he gets ready for the game. JPP also gives us a personal reflection of how he made it back from his horrific accident on the 4th of July in 2015. JPP will be wired for sound on Sunday in the opener, and “Giants Life” will have exclusive footage of his workouts and home life with his family.
Weekly Giants programming schedule on MSG Networks:
“Giants Life” – Tuesdays at 8PM
Giants Head Coach Live Weekly Press Conference – Wednesdays at 2PM
“Giants First and Ten” – Fridays at 6PM
“Giants Chronicles” – Sunday at 10AM
Giants Post Game Live – immediately following network game coverage Sunday/Monday/Thursday
Rounding out the Giants programming lineup is “Giants First and Ten,” a weekly one-hour preview show, and “Giants Chronicles,” detailing great Giants players and coaches of the past.
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. More information is available at www.msgnetworks.com.
About The New York Giants
A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants are in their 92nd season of play in the NFL.
Big Blue Entertainment is the production, broadcast, media, programming and digital arm of the New York Football Giants. BBE is responsible for all the television, radio, game presentation and production, digital and social media, promotions, branding, event presentation, and sales and marketing support for the Giants and their partners. Big Blue Entertainment’s programs, media and production can be seen and heard on MSG Networks, NBC 4 NY, Fox 5 NY, MY 9 New York, WFAN Radio and CBS Radio, as well as on Giants.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Giants programming, log onto Giants.com.
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