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CSNNE Announces new programming strategy to start April 3rd

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CSNNE Announces new programming strategy to start April 3rd

  • TOM E. CURRAN, MICHAEL HOLLEY, TOM GILES AND KAYCE SMITH TO HOST ALL NEW “BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT” WEEKNIGHTS FROM 9PM-MIDNIGHT
  • MICHAEL FELGER, GARY TANGUAY & TRENNI KUSNIEREK TO HOST NEWLY EXPANDED “EARLY EDITION” 6PM-8PM EVERY WEEKNIGHT

CSN New England (CSN) announced today a newly expanded programming line-up to super-serve New England sports fans with the most comprehensive, in-depth and unfiltered New England sports coverage, when, where and how they want it. The new programming will begin on April 3rd.

“We pride ourselves on providing Boston sports fans with the best coverage of their teams in the most informative, interesting and unfiltered way possible,” said Princell Hair, SVP and General Manager, CSN New England. “With our new programming line-up we will ensure that we continue to give the fans what they want, when they want it.”

As part of the new line-up, CSN will add a new nightly show Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire which will air every weeknight from 9PM to Midnight.  This 3-hour show will be hosted by CSN’s Tom Curran and Tom Giles, along with WEEI’s Michael Holley and Kayce Smith who are both set to join the network next month.  Boston Sports Tonight will be a cross-section of opinion, information and fun. The unique format of the show and the 9pm-Midnight timing will allow Boston Sports Tonight hosts and guests to provide immediate, real-time reactions to what is happening throughout the Boston sports world all night long, be it live games, breaking news or fan chatter.  The show will have a heavy social media interaction component that will engage with fans, athletes and other media influencers on a nightly basis. Curran, Giles, Holley and Smith will host from various locations around the CSN offices, getting takes from CSN staffers and guests.

Also beginning April 3rd, CSN will expand its Arbella Early Edition program to two hours, airing weeknights from 6pm-8pm.  The show will be hosted by new line-up of Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek and Michael Felger, who will join the show each night in-studio following Felger & Mazz.  Early Edition will combine hot takes and opinion, with heavy debate from hosts and guests and will offer an unfiltered look at the best Boston sports topics of the day. All of CSN’s on-air talent, including CSNNE.com’s Insiders, plus high-profile contributors from the Boston sports landscape, will appear on a nightly basis on both Arbella Early Edition and Boston Sports Tonight.

Chevrolet SportsNet Central will remain as CSN’s news brand and will live throughout the day across all CSN programming.

CSNNE.com and CSN’s social media channels will compliment the new television programming line-up with relevant videos, podcasts, blogs, interactivity and more. The network will continue to offer a 24/7 live stream of its TV line-up through CSNNE.com and the NBC Sports App.

NBC Sports Boston to televise 1st Round Playoff games with Mike, Tommy and Scal

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NBC Sports Boston to televise 1st Round Playoff games with Mike, Tommy and Scal

The Boston Celtics will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the First Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs which tip-off this weekend and NBC Sports Boston -- the home of the Boston Celtics -- will bring fans the live call of several First Round games, plus one-hour Pregame and Postgame shows surrounding every matchup both on TV and online. To tip-off the Playoff excitement, NBC Sports Boston will bring viewers the Celtics Playoff Preview, a 60-minute special, scheduled to air Friday, April 13th at 8PM.
 
The Celtics Playoff Preview presented by New England Ford Dealers and Arbella Insurance, will originate from the NBC Sports Boston studios in Burlington, MA and will provide an in-depth look at the upcoming series from all NBC Sports Boston Celtics talent.  The special will include commentary and contributions from several guests and players and will feature an exclusive interview with Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge.
 
NBC Sports Boston’s Playoff game schedule will include play-by-play from Mike Gorman (@celticsvoice) and color commentary from Tommy Heinsohn and Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine), with courtside reporter Abby Chin (@TVAbby), studio host Kyle Draper (@KyleDraperTV), and NBCSportsBoston.com Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) bringing fans the best coverage throughout the series. Yahoo’s Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) will also contribute to Pre and Postgame shows.
 
“The NBA Playoffs is an exciting time for us as we showcase the best of Celtics basketball through our live game coverage, pre & postgame shows and talk shows,” said Princell Hair, General Manager and SVP for NBC Sports Boston. “As the Celtics prepare to take on the Bucks in the First Round, we remain committed to providing Celtics fans with the best hometown coverage of their team from their favorite local talent line-up.”
 
NBC Sports Boston’s game coverage, as well as the one-hour pregame and postgame shows, will be streamed live on NBCSportsBoston.com and via the NBC Sports App for tablets and mobile devices. The ‘TV Everywhere’ service allows authenticated NBC Sports Boston subscribers to watch from anywhere in the U.S. via participating distributors. Celtics fans should download the app prior to the series to be sure they don’t miss a minute of the action. The Celtics Live Stream is presented by Nissan.
 
Following is the Celtics First Round Playoff schedule on NBC Sports Boston:
 
CELTICS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON
(All Times listed are Eastern & denote Pregame Coverage Start Time):

  • Game 1- Sunday, April 15th Milwaukee at Boston: @ Noon on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
  • Game 2- Tuesday, April 17th Milwaukee at Boston: @ 7 p.m. on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
  • Game 3- Friday, April 20th Boston at Milwaukee: @ 8:30 p.m. on NBCSB (Pregame/Live Game/Postgame)
  • Game 4- Sunday, April 22nd Boston at Milwaukee: @ Noon on NBCSB (Pregame/Postgame)
  • Game 5 * Tuesday, April 24th Milwaukee at Boston, (TBD)  
  • Game 6 * Thursday, April 26th Boston at Milwaukee, (TBD)  
  • Game 7 * Saturday, April 28th Milwaukee at Boston, (TBD)  

* Additional schedule for Games 5,6 & 7 to be released if necessary
 
NBC Sports Boston will be the go-to television source before and after each game with one-hour live pre and postgame coverage of every game in the series.  Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank, Celtics Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket and Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford Dealers will provide in-studio analysis surrounding each game. Additionally, daily network programming, including Arbella Early Edition (6-8PM weeknights) and Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire (9PM-Midnight weeknights) will offer game previews and recaps, real-time updates, and in-depth analysis. Celtics Post Up presented by Nissan -- NBC Sports Boston’s interactive discussion, commentary and debate Celtics program -- will continue to air weekly throughout the NBA Playoffs.
 
NBCSportsBoston.com will provide 24/7 coverage of Celtics Playoff action including daily game-day and off-day coverage from the entire NBC Sports Boston crew. Fans can get all the up-to-the-minute stats, scores, analysis and on-demand clips throughout the series both online and via all social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat: @NBCSBoston and @NBCSCeltics.

NBC Sports Boston Announces Bruins Playoff Coverage

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NBC Sports Boston Announces Bruins Playoff Coverage

  • NBC SPORTS BOSTON’S 2018 BRUINS PLAYOFF COVERAGE TO BE HEADLINED BY MICHAEL FELGER, TONY AMONTE, JOE HAGGERTY AND U.S. WOMEN’S OLYMPIC ICE HOCKEY CAPTAIN & GOLD MEDALIST MEGHAN DUGGAN
  • NBC Sports Boston, NBCSportsBoston.com and @NBCSBoston Social Media Channels to offer robust Bruins Playoff Coverage with News, Analysis, On-Site Reporting, & In-Depth Postgame Shows throughout Bruins Playoff Run


The Bruins will begin Round 1 of the 2018 NHL Playoffs on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00PM as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs and NBC Sports Boston will provide comprehensive, unfiltered coverage surrounding the series on TV, online and via the network’s social media channels throughout the team’s Playoff run.

NBC Sports Boston’s Bruins coverage will be featured across all of the network’s daily programming, including 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich (6-10AM) and Felger & Mazz (2-6PM), Arbella Early Edition (6-8PM), Boston Sports Tonight (9PM-Midnight) and Sports Sunday (8-9PM, Sundays). NBC Sports Boston will also provide 30-minute Bruins Postgame shows on game nights headlined by The Sports Hub’s Michael Felger, 17-year NHL veteran Tony Amonte, and U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team Captain and Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan. The three hockey experts will break down that night’s game, respond to Bruins fans reactions on Social Media, and preview upcoming games. NBC Sports Boston’s NHL Insider Joe Haggerty will be on-site providing in-arena reports from every Bruins game and the network will feature special Bruins-related guests throughout the post-season as well as NBC Sports’ hockey experts.
 
“We’re thrilled to offer hockey fans a unique, unfiltered, and authentic perspective surrounding Bruins Playoff games with our expert talent-lineup, ” said Princell Hair, General Manager and Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Boston. “By adding Olympic Gold Medalist and local hero Meghan Duggan alongside Amonte and Felger -- and collaborating with our family of NBC Sports hockey personalities -- we will no doubt add to the quality and depth of our NHL Playoff hockey coverage this post-season.”
 
NBCSportsBoston.com will provide 24/7 coverage of the Bruins Playoffs action including daily game-day and off-day coverage from Haggerty and the entire NBC Sports Boston crew. Additionally, the site will include up-to-the-minute stats, scores, analysis, podcasts and on demand video. Fans can follow all the action via NBC Sports Boston’s social media channels across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (@NBCSBoston). Fans are also encouraged to download the NBC Sports Boston app for access to real-time updates and Bruins news via push notifications.
 
NBC Sports Boston -- part of the NBC Sports Group -- will work closely with the NBC Sports family throughout the Playoffs to showcase the excitement of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey and the network’s “There’s Nothing Like Playoff Hockey” platform. For the seventh consecutive year, every NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game will be presented nationally across NBC Sports platforms and select NBCUniversal networks.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app -- NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs -- will provide live streaming coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs via “TV Everywhere,” for authenticated subscribers.