MSG Networks today announced a month-long lineup of special programming to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight the exceptional contributions of women throughout sports history. The coverage will air alongside Knicks, Rangers, Islanders and Devils games in March on both MSG Network and MSG+.
During its Women’s History Month initiative, MSG Networks will put a spotlight on 31 iconic women, one for each day in March, who have achieved historic milestones in sports and continue to break barriers to this day, whether it’s an athlete on the court or an executive in the board room. The short-form videos will air during MSG Networks’ live games, across its digital platforms and in ‘MSG Shorts’ every evening. The coverage will also include interviews with trailblazing athletes, such as tennis legend Billie Jean King, as well as longer-form features with influential women who have left a lasting impact on the world of sports
To kick-off the commemorative programming, MSG Networks had a special airing on Monday of Sunday’s groundbreaking Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWPHA) game at Madison Square Garden, which marked the first-ever professional women’s ice hockey game played in that arena. Throughout the month, the network will re-air an enhanced version of the game with additional content included, such as sit-down interviews with players, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of the team from the week leading up to the historic game.
As part of the special lineup, MSG Networks will air “Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX,” a full-length feature documentary that details the triumphant story of the University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team in the early 1970’s, who went all the way to Congress to fight for gender equality and changed the course of women’s sports forever.
The programming will also include a look back at other women’s sports from over the years, from classic tennis matches, roller derby action and more. Viewers can also tune in for professional women’s volleyball matches and other original programming from Athletes Unlimited, the organization of professional women’s sports leagues.
All Women’s History Month programming airing on MSG Networks will also be available on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.