NEW YORK, N.Y., August 25, 2021 – Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (NYSE: MSGS) (“MSG Sports”) today announced that Danny Meiseles – a creative leader with more than 30 years of experience in global sports-related production and entertainment programming – has been named Executive Producer, MSG Sports, effective September 7.
Mr. Meiseles will oversee in-game production for the New York Knicks and New York Rangers at their home games at Madison Square Garden – The World’s Most Famous Arena. In his role, Mr. Meiseles will lead the strategy, creative development, production and execution of all programming designed to enhance the fan experience and deepen the connection between the teams, their fans and New York City. This includes elements such as the Knicks City Dancers, National Anthem singers, guest DJs and special performances, as well as the capture and creation of compelling content to further elevate in-game entertainment opportunities. Mr. Meiseles will also serve as a strategic partner to all of MSG Sports’ properties, including its Counter Logic Gaming esports organization, to develop digital content to grow the Company’s brands on a variety of digital platforms. Mr. Meiseles will report to David Hopkinson, Executive Vice President MSG Sports, President Team Business Operations.
Mr. Hopkinson said: “The Knicks and Rangers have the most loyal and passionate fans in all of sports, and we are dedicated to providing unforgettable moments for them at The Garden. We expect capacity crowds and full schedules for the upcoming seasons, and Danny’s expertise and innovation in production and programming will be a tremendous asset as we remain committed to setting the standard for world-class fan experiences. We are excited to welcome him to the Company.”
Mr. Meiseles said: “Madison Square Garden has an atmosphere that is unlike any other arena in sports, and the opportunity to create in-game programming that builds on this legacy is thrilling. I am eager to join MSG Sports and collaborate with my colleagues to produce extraordinary moments for Knicks and Rangers fans.”
Mr. Meiseles joins MSG Sports following more than three decades at the NBA, most recently serving as President and Executive Producer of Content, where he led the development, production and programming of NBA, WNBA and NBA G League content and events globally. This included marquee special event productions such as the All Star Weekend, NBA Finals, USA Basketball and other global events, as well as original content such as ESPN’s 30 for 30: Once Brothers and The Announcement, an acclaimed documentary about Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s HIV diagnosis.
Mr. Meiseles also previously managed NBA Digital, the league’s cross-platform portfolio of digital assets which includes NBA.com, the NBA App, and other digital products. In addition, Mr. Meiseles oversaw the NBA’s production operations; corporate and special services functions; and managed the league’s relationships with its national, local and regional television partners. He joined the NBA in 1990 as an associate producer. Prior to joining the NBA, Mr. Meiseles began his career at NBC, where he worked as an associate producer on the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
Mr. Meiseles graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science from St. John’s University.
About Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.
Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSG Sports) is a leading professional sports company, with a collection of assets that includes: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, an NBA 2K League franchise. MSG Sports also operates two professional sports team performance centers – the MSG Training Center in Greenburgh, NY and the CLG Performance Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information is available at www.msgsports.com.
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