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Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals
Entertainment

Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals

Elected officials are warning Madison Square Garden Entertainment to stop using “terrifying” facial recognition software to boot rival attorneys from venues like Radio City Music Hall – or risk losing valuable public support critical to its bottom line. Several local pols suggested the company’s continued use of the controversial tech could jeopardize it’s public support – including a $43 million state tax abatement, liquor licenses and a city permit “expiring” this year that allows the arena to have more than 2,500 seats. “We are gravely concerned that MSG Entertainment is using facial recognition technology against its perceived legal enemies, which is extremely problematic because of the potential to chill free speech and access to the courts,” reads a let...
MSG Entertainment mulls Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall split
Entertainment

MSG Entertainment mulls Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall split

Madison Square Garden Entertainment said Thursday that it will explore potentially spinning off live entertainment venues and a bevy of other assets into a separate company. Under the possible spinoff, MSG Entertainment would retain its “immersive” MSG Sphere venues and its majority interest in the dining and nightlife company TAO Group Hospitality, according to a company press release. The potential separate company, meanwhile, would get the sports and entertainment bookings, as well as the Radio City Rockettes, the famous Christmas holiday production and arena licensing agreements with the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers, according to the release. MSG Entertainment’s iconic New...