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Madison Square Garden Networks Unbundles NBA and NHL Games with new Streaming Service

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MSG Networks has announced the launch of its new streaming service, MSG+, which will enable fans of some New York and New Jersey teams to watch their teams without a cable package. The service will go live in the summer and will offer subscription costs at $29.99 per month, $309.99 per year, or a per-game rate of $9.99 for the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, and Buffalo Sabres.

Those who already pay for MSG through their cable providers will not be charged extra, and MSG+ will replace the company's streaming platform, MSG GO. Subscribers will also have access to MSG Network, MSG SportsNet, and other live sports and events through the company.

This announcement comes at a time of uncertainty for regional sports networks and streaming services for professional sports. The bankruptcy of Bally Sports, which launched its streaming platform, Bally Sports+, in 2022 for $19.99 per month across 19 networks, could create a tumultuous environment for the industry.

AT&T SportsNet and NESN could also be headed in the same direction as Bally. However, new player Scripps Sports could swoop in to fill the voids left by Bally or AT&T. National streaming platforms such as NBA League Pass, MLB TV, NFL+, and ESPN+ are also available at varying costs.


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