Monumental Sports’ new platform will broadcast live games, but not Caps or Wizards

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Two days after Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment group announced a long-term partnership with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic that makes Monumental Sports a funding partner of the regional sports network, Leonsis’ Monumental Sports Network launched an over- the-top (OTT) subscription service offering fans access to hundreds of live games, original programming, members-only events and exclusive merchandise.

While CSN Mid-Atlantic will remain the exclusive home for Capitals and Wizards game broadcasts, Monumental Sports Network (MSN) will provide live broadcast of home and away games for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, Washington Valor of the AFL and the minor league affiliate of the Capitals Hershey Bears (AHL) and South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL).

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month after month subscriptions are available for $12.99 per month, with the first month free for a limited time. An annual subscription, which will be included with the Capitals and Wizards subscription plans starting in the 2017-18 season, costs $106.99.

“Our hope is that fans will at least find something in the pack that they find appealing and worthy of a monthly or annual subscription,” said Zach Leonsis, vice president and general manager of MSN, who noted that it was planned to broadcast regional high school games, as well as United Social Sports and esports, on the platform. “We want to be accessible to fans of all ages and all types of media consumption. . . . We have a disproportionately high number of millennial and gen Z consumers between Richmond and Baltimore, and obviously those consumers are really attracted to the expansion of OTT technologies and OTT subscription services.Our goal is really to be the official home for many emerging sports that may not be designed for cable viewers.

In addition to live games, MSN subscribers will have access to more than 80 hours of original programming per year, including “The Indoor Game,” a behind-the-scenes look at DC’s new franchise, The Valor, which resembles Hard Knocks. . kicks off its inaugural Arena Football League season in the spring. Former special assistant to President Obama and Duke basketball player Reggie Love will host a talk show, “The Walk-and-Talk with Reggie Love,” featuring interviews with athletes, business leaders and personalities cultural.

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Leonsis said MSN will continue to produce “additive and complimentary Capitals and Wizards content” that encourages fans to watch games on CSN, including “tune-in shows” on Capitals and Wizards game days. The 10- to 12-minute noon segments, which debuted for the Capitals’ season opener on Thursday, will be available to all fans, including non-subscribers.

Subscribers will have the opportunity to attend exclusive events featuring Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and Valor players and coaches, as well as unique access to watch parties, tickets and a members-only store featuring premium merchandise. limited edition team.

“This is a millennial-focused OTT network and we want to experiment with, well, what does millennial-style content look like?” said Leonsis. “It’s different, it’s quirky, it’s funny at times, it’s gritty, it’s real, it’s socially relevant, and that’s what we’re going to try to aim for.”

MSN’s subscription service is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, and


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