*** CSN ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE 2017-18 PATRIOTS FOOTBALL COVERAGE ***
CHARLIE WEIS & ROB NINKOVICH TO JOIN CSN’S PATS COVERAGE TEAM THIS SEASON
Joining Expert Talent Team of Michael Felger, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, Tom E. Curran, Bert Breer, Mike Giardi, Phil Perry, & Others
Network to Feature Patriots Shows EVERY SINGLE NIGHT this season Beginning at 6PM, including Pregame Live, Halftime Live, Postgame Live, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, Patriots Wednesday, New England Tailgate, Football Fix, Patriots This Week, and Patriots Football Weekly
BURLINGTON, MA, September 6, 2017 – The NFL season has arrived and CSN New England will once again bring viewers more New England Patriots coverage than ever before with dedicated Patriots shows every single night of the week throughout the entire season beginning at 6PM. CSN’s football coverage willfeature top-notch talent and key football guests, including more Patriots players — both current and former — throughout the week than any other network. New to CSN’s expert talent team this season will be former Patriots Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis and recently retired Patriots Defensive End Rob Ninkovich.
CSN will bring viewers the most robust offering of coverage of their New England Patriots with fresh Patriots programming seven days a week, including: Pregame Live, Halftime Live, Postgame Live, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, Patriots Wednesday, New England Tailgate, Football Fix, Patriots This Week, and Patriots Football Weekly. Headlining these shows will be some of the best voices in football and television, including new faces Weis and Ninkovich, joining expert returning talent Michael Felger, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, Tom E. Curran, Bert Breer, Mike Giardi, and Phil Perry, among others.
WEEKLY FOOTBALL SHOWS “AT A GLANCE”:
Following is a snapshot of CSN’s weekly Patriots programming line-up:
Ø *Sunday (or Gameday) – Pregame Live/Postgame Live
Ø Monday @6pm – Monday Night Patriots
Ø Tuesday @6pm – Quick Slants
Ø Wednesday @ 6pm – Patriots Wednesday
Ø Thursday @6pm – New England Tailgate
Ø Friday @6pm – Football Fix
Ø Friday @ Midnight – Patriots This Week
Ø Saturday @6pm – Patriots Football Weekly
* Patriots Shows and Gameday coverage shifts when the Pats play on Thursdays/Mondays.
PATRIOTS GAMEDAY COVERAGE – “FOOTBALL DAY IN NEW ENGLAND”:
Football Day in New England presented by your New England Acura Dealers surrounds every Patriots gameday and begins on Thursday, September 7th at 6:30PM as the Patriots kick off the season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ø Pregame Live, Halftime Live & Postgame Live – Pregame Livepresented by Ace Ticket will take place two hours prior to every game, once again the only regional television program to do so. PregameLive will include a detailed preview of the day’s match-up and will be highly interactive with live Facebook, Twitter and CSNNE.com fan questions answered throughout the show. Halftime Live presented by Nissan will be part of every Patriots gameday this season for the first time and will be the only local live halftime show on television and online. Postgame Live presented by Twin River Casino will also be an interactive platform in which fans can weigh in on that day’s matchup and will run approximately 90-minutes immediately following the game.
Ø Gameday Talent Team –The talent team will be headlined by Michael Felger, Troy Brown, Bert Breer, and new addition Charlie Weis, with contributions from Dan Koppen and Rob Ninkovich. CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi and Phil Perry will report from inside the stadium while CSN’s DJ Bean will be at the AT&T Web Zone for each game. Dr. Jessica Flynn — Orthopedic Surgeon from Lahey Health — will contribute medical analysis in Pregame and Postgame as well this season.
WEEKLY PATRIOTS/NFL PROGRAMMING – “6 O’CLOCK KICKOFF”:
Following are more details on CSN’s shows as part of “6 O’Clock Kickoff” presented by AT&T:
Ø Monday Night Patriots (Mondays at 6PM) – Monday Night Patriots presented by DCU will enter its fourth season on CSN with the season debut on Monday, September 11th. The 30-minute show, hosted by Giardi and 10-year NFL veteran Koppen, will originate from CSN’s Web Zone set from CSN’s Burlington headquarters. Each week, Giardi and Koppen take to the new 85” touchscreen to break down the previous Pats game, plus viewers can watch a rotating roster of Patriots players as guests.
Ø Quick Slants (Tuesdays at 6PM) – Quick Slants kicked-off its in-season episodes on Tuesday, September 5th. The show, hosted by Curran and former Patriots defense leader Jerod Mayo, is an original production which entails interactive, high-energy and blunt discussion with fans and CSNNE talent. Quick Slants delves into all things football and will feature a one-on-one weekly in-studio interview with the Patriots’ Devin McCourty in addition to other guests throughout the season.
Ø Patriots Wednesday (Wednesdays at 6PM) –Patriots Wednesday presented by Nissan will make its season debut on Wednesday, September 6th andwill air weekly throughout the season. The show provides coverage of the team’s mid-week press conference with Patriots Coach Bill Belichickand Quarterback Tom Brady and gives fans a preview of the upcoming game. Patriots Wednesday is hosted by Tom Giles with Curran and Giardi joining weekly from Foxborough with Patriots player interviews.
Ø New England Tailgate (Thursdays at 6PM) – New England Tailgatepresented by Town Fair Tire is in its 19th year and will be hosted by Gary Tanguay along with NFL veterans Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie. The show provides viewers with highlights and a review of the Patriots’ prior game; preview of their upcoming opponent; play breakdowns on CSN’s touchscreen; predictions and bold commentary.
Ø Football Fix (Fridays at 6PM) – Football Fix Presented by Lahey Health — coming back for its third season — will make its debut on Friday, September 8th. The show will be hosted by CSN’s Boston Sports Tonight co-host Kayce Smith, along with CSNNE.com’s Phil Perry and Marc Bertrand. The show is a fun, light-hearted review of the full week in social media surrounding the Patriots and other NFL storylines, along with analysis and a final breakdown before a weekend of football.
Ø Patriots This Week (Fridays at Midnight) – Patriots This Week will make its season debut on Friday, September 9thth and will air weekly on Friday nights. The show is a no holds barred discussion with passionate debate and timely analysis from host Scott Zolak along with a rotating roster of former Patriots players.
Ø Patriots Football Weekly (Saturdays at 6pm) – Patriots Football Weekly will be a weekly Saturday show (NOTE: will debut in Week 1 on Wednesday, September 6th due to Patriots 9/7 start). The show is on-location at Gillette Stadium and delivers exclusive access from the writers who work on the inside for the Patriots’ weekly magazine “Patriots Football Weekly” including Fred Kirsh, Paul Perillo and Andy Hart.
In addition to the above dedicated football programs, CSN will continue to offer fans the most daily and nightly coverage of the Patriots with its full slate of regular programming.
Ø Daily Studio Shows & Radio Simulcasts – Simulcasts of 98.5 the Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich and Felger & Mazz, will include significant Patriots coverage. Additionally, Patriots news, debate and opinion will be a primary topic throughout the season on CSN’s Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire and Sports Sunday.
Ø Digital/CSNNE.com – For robust digital coverage of the Patriots, fans can go to CSNNE.com where Curran leads the football coverage along with CSNNE.com Patriots beat reporter Phil Perry. Fans can also subscribe and download CSN’s football podcasts multiple times every week throughout the season. The popular “Quick Slants Podcast” will once again feature Curran, Mayo and Perry. The second season of “The Ex-Pats Podcast” will be available on Tuesday mornings with Giardi, Koppen and other guests. Curran, Perry and Giardi will also continue to provide real-time updates and news via social media channels. Additionally, CSNNE.com will once again offer daily video updates from practice with “Reporting from Foxboro”, full video-on-demand features, and more. Fans can also download the CSNNE app for access to real-time updates and Patriots news via push notifications and follow all of CSN’s Patriots coverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CSNNE.
About CSN New England
CSN New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. CSN New England’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Boston Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Post Up, The Baseball Show, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, Connecticut Sun basketball, and more. CSNNE.com, the online home of CSN New England, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. CSN New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.
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