MSG Network to Show "24 Hours of Knicksmas" Presented by Chrysler on Christmas Eve
Hour-Long Replays of MSG’s 24 Knicks Game Telecasts From This Season Back-to-Back
Hosted by Walt “Clyde” Frazier
December 24 Starting at Noon
New York, NY (December 21, 2012) - On Monday, December 24 starting at noon, MSG Network will show "24 Hours of Knicksmas" presented by Chrysler, a marathon of MSG's 24 Knicks telecasts from this season cut down to hour-long "In 60" replays.
From the opening night win against the Heat through Sunday's tilt with the Timberwolves, MSG broadcaster and Knicks legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier nestles up to a burning fireplace and dons a Santa hat as he hosts the around-the-clock lineup of games.
"They'll be swishin' and dishin' and lots of good cheer, when MSG relives all the excitement of the year!" said Frazier. "With a sleigh full of games from the orange and blue, and me…your very own St. Knick too."
After their Christmas Day game against the Lakers, the Knicks return to MSG Network on Wednesday, December 26 as they visit the Suns in Phoenix at 9:00 p.m. MSG's coverage starts at 8:30 p.m. with "Visa Knicks Game Night" and continues after the game with the "Tri-State Ford Knicks Postgame Show" and "Knicks Extra."
As the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants, MSG Networks telecasts over 400 live professional games per year. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 40 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2012, MSG Networks earned 16 New York Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG – tops in the New York region for the third year in a row – and two for MSG+. Over the past five years, MSG Networks has totaled 77 New York Emmy Awards, including 69 for MSG – also the most of any New York station or network in that time – and eight for MSG+.
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