MSG Networks and the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants will host "Big Blue Draft Night Live," a live, one hour special during Thursday's NFL Draft that will offer football fans Giants-specific discussion and highlights leading up to the team's first pick – the final pick of the first round – and in-depth analysis after the pick is made. The live telecast will begin at 11:00 p.m. on both MSG and MSG with the Giants' pick expected to be made around 11:30 p.m.
"Big Blue Draft Night Live" will feature a panel of Giants experts, including host Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Amani Toomer and Anita Marks, live from the Timex Performance Center in New Jersey with additional reports from the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The show will include live in-studio interviews with Head Coach Tom Coughlin, General Manager Jerry Reese and Director of College Scouting Marc Ross, and a live phone conversation with the Giants' draft pick after he is selected.
Throughout the program, the panel will look to Giants fans to take part in the discussion through phone-ins and Twitter. Viewers can use the Twitter hashtag #DraftNightLive to submit their questions and comments about the draft and the Giants' pick, and follow @Giants and @MSGNetworks for the latest information about the show.
Throughout the NFL season, MSG Networks (MSG and MSG ) is the home of six weekly New York Giants programs, including: "Giants Opening Drive Live" and "Giants Chronicles" every Sunday before kickoff; Coach Coughlin's live weekly press conference, "Giants Press Conference Wrap-Up" and "Giants Rewind" on Wednesdays; and "Giants Online" every Saturday.
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, MSG Networks telecasts nearly 700 live professional games per year. MSG Networks also telecasts 150 live college basketball games and 50 live college football games from top national conferences (SEC, Pac 12, Big 12), as well as other award-winning original programming.
MSG Networks recently 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 .