The Madison Square Garden Company operates as a sports, entertainment and media company. Segments The company classifies its business interests into three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports. MSG Sports MSG Sports owns and operates sports franchises, as well as promotes, produces and/or presents a broad array of other live sporting events. Its sports franchises include the New York Knicks (the Knicks) of the National Basketball Association (the NBA), the New York Rangers (the Rangers) of the National Hockey League (the NHL), the New York Liberty (the Liberty) of the Women's National Basketball Association (the WNBA), and the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (the AHL). MSG Sports also promotes, produces and/or presents a range of other live sporting events outside of Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty games. The Knicks and Rangers are two of the most recognized franchises in professional sports, with storied histories and passionate, multi-generational fan bases. These teams are major occupants of The Garden as they traditionally play a combined total of 82 regular season home games. In addition to being valuable stand-alone businesses, the Knicks and Rangers provide core content for MSG Media segment, with a total of 127 preseason, regular season and playoff games (both home and away) telecast on MSG Networks during the 2012-13 season, and generate significant audience demand for wrap-around and themed programming. As part of both team and league marketing, and telecasts, its sports teams provide both regional and national visibility for the company. Other Sports Properties: MSG Sports also promotes, produces and/or presents an array of live sporting events outside of Knicks, Rangers and Liberty games. These events include professional boxing, college basketball, gymnastics, track and field, professional bull riding, tennis and wrestling, as well as the NFL Draft. MSG Entertainment MSG Entertainment presents or hosts live entertainment events, including concerts, family shows, performing arts and special events, in the company’s diverse collection of venues. It also creates, produces and/or presents live productions that are performed in the company's and other venues. This includes the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Rockettes, a live holiday family show in North America. The venues that the company owns or operates include The Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum and The Chicago Theatre. In addition, it has a long-term exclusive booking agreement with respect to the Wang Theatre. MSG Media MSG Media engages in the production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media includes the MSG Networks, regional sports networks, and Fuse, a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks and Fuse provide regional and national distribution for the content created, produced and/or presented by both MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment, and thereby play a role in supporting, promoting and enhancing those businesses. Fuse's national distribution and focus on music-related programming provide a national vehicle to expand MSG Media's and MSG Entertainment's involvement in the music and entertainment industries and deepen its ability to offer artists exposure. MSG Media's music strategy includes collaboration between Fuse and MSG Entertainment, which includes live concert venues, providing a platform for artists to connect with fans. Strategy The company pursues opportunities that capitalize on the combination of its iconic venues, its sports franchises, the distribution of its programming networks and its exclusive sports and entertainment content, as well as its marketing and sales expertise. Venues The company owns or operates under long-term leases a total of six venues in New York City, Chicago and Inglewood, California and has a long-term booking agreement with respect to the Wang Theatre in Boston. Its New York City venues are the Madison Square Garden Complex (which includes both The Garden and The Theater at Madison Square Garden), Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre. The company also owns the Forum in Inglewood, California and the landmark Chicago Theatre. History The Madison Square Garden Company was incorporated in 2009.
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