NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN) at this time introduced that it’ll launch a brand new, free-to-play app – MSG Networks Choose ‘Em – developed in partnership with Growth Sports activities, a frontrunner in on-line sports-gaming know-how. The brand new prediction gaming app, anticipated to be accessible on iOS and Android beginning in March, will supply sports activities followers the possibility to win money prizes throughout Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, Devils, and Sabres video games.
“MSG Networks is thrilled to associate with Growth Sports activities on our new free-to-play app. We’ve been providing trivia and choose’em video games on our MSG GO streaming app since 2018 and have seen firsthand how interactive video games may help enhance viewer engagement – together with how lengthy and the way typically they tune in,” mentioned Peter Tulloch, Senior Vice President, Digital Merchandise and Distribution, MSG Networks. “MSG Networks Choose ‘Em will additional deepen our reference to viewers, offering sports activities followers with a enjoyable and, doubtlessly, rewarding option to take pleasure in MSG Networks’ dwell protection of their favourite sports activities groups, whereas offering MSG Networks with new income alternatives.”
“We’re excited to be working with MSG Networks to create an app that may enrich the viewing expertise, and likewise supply distinctive worth within the type of consumer insights and a strategic digital asset,” mentioned Greg Viverito, VP of Partnerships, Growth Sports activities. “We’re additionally a New York Metropolis-based firm so we embraced the chance to create a product that provides to the enjoyable of being a fan of New York sports activities groups.”
MSG Networks’ Choose ‘Em video games may have a collection of predictive questions rewarding followers with money prizes for each basketball sport, and for hockey video games, the jackpot can be progressive.
MSG Networks Choose ‘Em is the most recent instance of MSG Networks’ dedication to innovation and creating participating content material for its viewers. MSG Networks is the primary regional sports activities community (RSN) to announce a standalone app for free-to-play choose ‘em-style contests. In 2018, MSG Networks was the primary RSN to combine dwell stats and interactive video games on its MSG GO streaming app, which inspires followers to play together with the precise sport broadcast for an opportunity to win prizes.
The free-to-play app is anticipated to construct off of engagement with the gaming fan that MSG Networks has cultivated over the previous few seasons, beginning with a daily-fantasy centered simulcast in 2018 and evolving to sports-betting centered programming blocks, short-form content material performing as previews for the sport, and the aforementioned fan contests on MSG GO.
MSG Networks’ unique protection of the NBA’s New York Knicks, and the NHL’s New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres may be seen on MSG, MSG+ and on the MSG GO streaming app for telephones, tablets and computer systems. Official guidelines, scoring, prize and different info for MSG Networks Choose ‘Em can be accessible when the app launches.
About MSG Networks Inc.
MSG Networks Inc., a pioneer in sports activities media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports activities and leisure networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s primary media market, the New York DMA, in addition to different parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks characteristic a variety of compelling sports activities content material, together with unique dwell native video games and different programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, in addition to vital protection of the New York Giants and Buffalo Payments. This content material, along with a various array of different sporting occasions and critically acclaimed authentic programming, has established MSG Networks because the gold commonplace in regional sports activities.
Growth Sports activities is a frontrunner within the rising US on-line gaming business. Constructing and working world-class free-to-play gaming merchandise and real-money on line casino video games for regulated jurisdictions, Growth prides itself on delivering premium, revolutionary, and accessible video games that may entertain and interact tens of millions of followers. Growth leverages its proprietary know-how, sport stack, and games-as-a-service platform to companions in media, sports activities, retail and gaming.