MSG announcers do Liberty road games from studio

Pardon the
MSG Network’s commentators for some

Liberty
away games if they seem detached. They are.

This WNBA
season, the network’s “sideline” team is calling four away games from
a studio in

New York, relying on a live feed
of the game from the

Liberty’s
opponent.

The
network says there is nothing wrong with this format, which it is trying out
for the first time this season, after getting the idea from Major League Soccer
for its broadcast of the Red Bulls. The technique allows MSG to continue game coverage
while keeping down costs, a spokesperson said, and it is a standard practice at
other networks. “With 30 regular-season

Liberty matchups on its schedule, MSG is
broadcasting the most WNBA games of any network,” the network said.

AMNY