Dolan Reportedly Said To Be Weighing Launch Of National MSG Cable Network
MSG Exec Chair James Dolan is "weighing the rollout of a national cable channel called MSG National," according to sources cited by Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. The channel "wouldn't be able to offer Knicks or Rangers games -- but would look to air behind-the-scenes-type series and what is called 'shoulder programming.'" Sources said that while there is no launch date currently, MSG affiliate sales "are already pitching the concept to distributors." Atkinson noted MSG would mimic a "similar service from YES Network, which operates YES National for non-New York-area-based fans of the Yankees." An MSG spokesperson said of the proposed new channel, "This is not something we'll comment on at this time" (N.Y. POST, 2/16).