NESN NATIONAL IN MICHIGAN
November 1, 2010 – Bright House Networks today launched NESN National on the Bright House Networks’ sports tier, Sports Pass, in the Michigan communities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi and Redford.
NESN National is the national television service of New England Sports Network, a sports television network owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins. Last month, Bright House Networks launched NESN National in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida (Orlando) areas. Now fans in Michigan also have the best opportunity to follow New England sports and the Red Sox, and Bruins, particularly those who also have MLB and NHL league packages.
“The inclusion of NESN National to Sports Pass, along with a number of other additions made to our sports tier, is yet another example of how Bright House Networks serves sports fans throughout the Detroit area,” said Robert McCann, President of the Division. “The Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins are two of the best known franchises in professional sports and our re-launching of Sports Pass demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our customers experience. We are thrilled to be offering these sports additions.“
“Fans of New England sports in the Bright House Networks Michigan service area can now enjoy our regular pre and post-game Bruins shows and game rebroadcasts as well as our extensive off-season Red Sox coverage,” said Sean McGrail, NESN’s president and CEO. “Additionally, in just a couple of weeks we’ll debut a simulcast of the top-rated Dennis & Callahan sports radio show which New England fans and sports fans in general will no doubt find entertaining and informative.”
Throughout the year, Bright House Networks’ Sports Pass customers will be able to watch NESN’s Bruins and Red Sox pre and post-game shows, which are among the most comprehensive in regional sports television. WB Mason Bruins Face-Off Live, is a 30-minute pre-game show that features host Kathryn Tappen and former Bruins stars Mike Milbury, Barry Peterson and Gord Kluzak. The same team of experts also provides 30 minutes of post-game coverage on ACE Ticket Bruins Overtime LIVE. NESN’s Red Sox pre and post-game coverage similarly delivers expert game-day coverage before and after each and every Red Sox game with studio host Tom Caron and MLB Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Jim Rice and Peter Gammons as analysts.
Additionally, NESN National also includes Bruins replays and classic games; NESN Daily, a live sports news and debate program; minor league baseball; college hockey and basketball; and many of the network’s Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions such as The Instigators, Pocket Money and After the Game.
NESN National can now be found on Bright House Networks channel 568 in Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi and Redford, Michigan.
Live game telecasts of the Red Sox and Bruins, Red Sox replays or classic games, and certain other programs will not be available on NESN National due to league restrictions. When these programs are airing on NESN in New England, Bright House Networks customers will see other programming, most notably same day delivery of The Dennis & Callahan WEEI Sports Radio show. Bright House Networks customers can receive virtually all of NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins game telecasts by subscribing to MLB Extra Innings and NHL Center Ice packages respectively.
For more information on how to access NESN through Bright House Networks’ Sports Pass, visit brighthouse.com.