Partnership between MSG and LTN for full IP migration

MSG Networks has partnered with LTN in a multi-year agreement with the objective of obtaining organization’s complete transition from satellite to terrestrial IP-based distribution by integrating the fully managed, terrestrial IP-based, live video transmission solution LTN Wave.

The transition is also a key component to enhance the live sports experience on MSG+, a state-of-the-art streaming product this summer, offering access on a direct-to-consumer subscription and authenticated basis.

LTN will distribute the MSG Networks channels delivering live coverage of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres to fans while future-proofing the organization’s distribution model and harnessing the full benefits of the LTN Network.

LTN’s low-latency capabilities with five nines SLA are also critical in today’s live sports broadcasting. As a trusted partner, LTN enables MSG to transform its technology roadmap while providing the service layer to drive operational efficiencies and intelligent monetization and distribution capabilities.

David Schafer, SVP Product, Technology & Operations at MSG Networks, said: “LTN is trusted across the broadcasting and live sports industry. Our partnership with LTN provides us with mission-critical reliability. An IP-first approach to content distribution delivers the foundations for success, with greater business agility and a host of new revenue opportunities. We are truly excited about this next phase of IP-powered content distribution.”

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