MSG Networks to Set Up a Streaming Service for Knicks Games

Ryan Strome with the New York Rangers in February 2022
Ryan Strome with the New York Rangers in February 2022. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (12816175j)

MSG Networks will soon introduce a new way for fans to watch games played in Madison Square Garden, the home of the New York Knicks. Reportedly, the television network is set to launch an MSG+ streaming service that will show the Knicks games as well as games played by the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, and Buffalo Sabres.

According to The Athletic, MSG+ will be available for fans that live in regions where MSG Networks is available. The service will come with a number of subscription options, including a monthly subscription for $29.99, an annual subscription for $309.99, and a single-game pass for $9.99. The users who have MSG Networks as part of their cable bundle will receive access to MSG+ for free.

The introduction of MSG+ will allow the fans of New York-based teams to get easier access to games. This is particularly important considering the fact that MSG Networks hasn’t been part of Comcast, one of the largest cable TV providers in the New York area, since late 2021.

Many regional networks have been recently looking into ways to deliver their content to consumers directly instead of going through cable operators. However, it remains to be seen how the end users will react to the MSG+ pricing plan, which might prove to be too expensive for casual fans.