Knicks fans find soon-to-be-launched MSG+ streaming fee exorbitant

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Dec 23, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks fans react during the fourth quarter of the NBA game against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks‘ regional broadcast TV partner, MSG Networks, will roll out MSG+, a streaming service option for cord-cutters, this summer, according to The Athletic.

But this early, the streaming service fees are getting pushback from fans.

They find the $29.99 monthly and $309.99 annual fees exorbitant. But the subscription will also include games of the other New York and New Jersey teams — Rangers, Devils, Sabres, and Islanders. A single-game purchase is pegged at $9.99.

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The MSG+ pricing is on par with Boston’s NESN monthly fee but lower than their $239.99 annual fee. NESN is streaming the Bruins and Red Sox games. MSG+ is relatively more expensive than Bally’s Sports streaming service, which charges $19.99 a month or $189.99 a year in markets that only have one regional sports network (RSN). But the MSG+ price point is the same with Bally’s Sports in markets that have two RSNs.

The NBA League pass offers $89.99 for the entire season to watch one team, but with blackout restrictions, you can only watch the Knicks games in markets where MSG Network is unavailable. Blacked-out games will be available for viewing after the game has concluded.

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