On September 30, 2015 (the "Distribution Date"), the Company distributed to its stockholders all of the outstanding common stock of The Madison Square Garden Company ("MSG") (the "Distribution"). Following the Distribution, the Company no longer consolidates the financial results of MSG for purposes of its own financial reporting and the historical financial results of MSG through the Distribution Date, as well as transaction costs related to the Distribution, have been classified in the Company's consolidated financial statements as discontinued operations for all periods presented.
The Company, an industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network ("MSGN") and MSG+, collectively "MSG Networks." For 50 years, we have been a pioneer in regional sports programming, setting a standard of excellence, creativity and technological innovation. Today, our exclusive, award-winning programming continues to be a valuable differentiator for our viewers, advertisers and the cable, satellite, telephone, and other platforms that distribute our networks ("Distributors"). Our networks are widely distributed throughout all of New York State and significant portions of New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as parts of Pennsylvania, collectively our "Regional Territory." Our networks are also carried nationally by certain Distributors on sports tiers or in similar packages.
We continually seek to enhance the value that our networks provide to viewers, advertisers and Distributors by delivering high-quality, best-in-class content and live viewing experiences, utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We operate in the nation's largest television market, the New York Designated Market Area ("DMA"), and attract an important and coveted viewer demographic. Our unique position in this major media market, as the provider of exclusive live local games of top professional sports teams and other sports programming, allows us to optimize distribution revenue and partner with marquee brands to capture advertising sales and explore new content opportunities. We also distribute programming through our companion streaming service, MSG GO. In addition, we utilize a dedicated website and social media platforms to promote our brands by sharing content, spotlighting on-air talent, and providing in-depth information about the teams and athletes featured on our networks.