Hulu Buys Naming Rights to The Theater at Madison Square Garden
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Hulu is getting into Manhattan real estate. The Madison Square Garden Company and Hulu announced a new marketing partnership today, one that includes naming rights to The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The popular theater will now be known as The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, with Hulu branding and content fully integrated across the venue, as well as MSG’s digital and promotional platforms.
“The Theater at Madison Square Garden has played a central role in the history of the Madison Square Garden Arena complex, with its own rich tapestry of cherished events,” said Darren Pfeffer, executive vice president, MSG Live. “We are thrilled to have such an acclaimed partner in Hulu, which is also known for its commitment to celebrating the very best in entertainment.”
In addition to exclusive naming rights to the venue, the expansive marketing partnership includes prominent Hulu branding throughout The Theater, new signage on Eighth Avenue, as well as digital branding assets, sweepstakes and promotional rights and ticket pre-sales to select events. Theater patrons will also be able to enjoy Hulu content in the venue’s lobby, as well as targeted activations around specific events. To further mark the partnership, all venue signage – including ingress and egress signage, and Penn Station directional and digital signage – will be rebranded The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“Hulu gives viewers access to all of the live and on-demand sports, news, family and entertainment content they love, so it is only fitting that we partner with one of the world’s best-in-class sports and entertainment venues,” said Hulu Chief Marketing Officer, Kelly Campbell. “This new relationship gives us a unique presence in one of the largest and most important media markets and we’re proud to align with an iconic venue such as The Theater at Madison Square Garden.”
For more than 40 years, the 5,600-seat Theater at Madison Square Garden has made its mark on live entertainment, as the backdrop to an extraordinary mix of events that spans entertainment, sports and culture. The venue has hosted many of the biggest names in music including John Legend, Florida Georgia Line, J. Balvin and Elton John and a wide array of entertainers, from Chris Rock to Tyler, the Creator. The Theater has also been the setting of countless memorable events, including top boxing bouts and the NBA Draft; ELF The Musical; Sesame Street Live; The Daytime Emmy® Awards; “Wheel of Fortune;” and auditions for “America’s Got Talent.”