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Boston Celtics Basketball Returns For The 2017-18 Season ON NBC Sports Boston

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Boston Celtics Basketball Returns For The 2017-18 Season ON NBC Sports Boston

BURLINGTON, MA, October 2, 2017 – The NBA season is upon us and NBC Sports Boston -- television home of the Boston Celtics and formerly CSN -- will televise 70 regular season Boston Celtics games during the 2017-18 season, as well as four Pre-Season games.  The Celtics pre-season tips off on NBC Sports Boston Monday, October 2nd as they face the Charlotte Hornets beginning at 7PM. The Celtics regular season on NBC Sports Boston will commence with a one-hour Pregame and Postgame show for the season opener on October 17th against the Cleveland Cavaliers. NBC Sports Boston will bring viewers live coverage of the team’s home opener the next night, Wednesday, October 18th, as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden with Pregame coverage beginning at 7PM. 

With new faces to the Boston Celtics including Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Jayson Tatum, joining key stars like Al Horford and Marcus Smart, all led by Coach Brad Stevens, this Celtics team is projected to be one of the top teams in the league this season. NBC Sports Boston’s 2017-18 Celtics broadcast schedule features an abundance of games, including many exclusive, key games for the team.  

In addition to a full game schedule, NBC Sports Boston will return this season with broadcast duo Mike Gorman (@celticsvoice) and Tommy Heinsohn calling games for their 37th season as the network’s primary telecast team on all home games.  Fan-favorite Brian Scalabrine (@Scalabrine), now in his third season being full-time at the network, will contribute on every Celtics game night; Scalabrine will once again be the color analyst for all road games and primary studio analyst for all home games on Celtics Pre/Postgame Live, in addition to making weekly appearances on Celtics Post Up and other NBC Sports Boston programming. Kyle Draper (@KylerDraperTV) and Abby Chin (@TVAbby) will return to the NBC Sports Boston telecasts this season as studio host and courtside reporter, respectively.

NBC Sports Boston will be the go-to source before and after each game with live Pre and Postgame coverage of every game this season, including national network games. Draper will host Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank at least 30 minutes prior to each game; Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket; and Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford immediately following each game. Joining Draper in-studio will be a rotating roster of experts including Heinsohn, Scalabrine, NBCSportsBoston.com Celtics Insider Sherrod Blakely and NBC Sports and Yahoo’s Chris Mannix.

Prior to the regular season tip-off, NBC Sports Boston will feature a Celtics Season Preview show on Thursday, October 12th at 8PM. The show will feature an interview with Brad Stevens and interaction with key members of the team. NBC Sports Boston’s entire Celtics broadcast team will participate as they look ahead to not just the Celtics storylines, but also the top stories around the league heading into the season.  Additionally, Celtics Post Up, the network’s weekly Celtics show which brings viewers unfiltered debate, commentary and discussion surrounding the most “talked about” social media driven Celtics/NBA topics of the day, will continue throughout the 2017-18 Celtics season.

NBC Sports Boston will introduce some new features this year and bring back some features from last year to enhance the Celtics viewing experience both on TV and online, including:

  • Throughout the season, NBC Sports Boston will keep the cameras rolling at the arena even when ads are on so viewers can get a full scope of the in-arena action.
  • NBC Sports Boston will incorporate a 3D telestrator system into the experience which allows viewers to watch 360 degree replays of what’s happening on the court.
  • Fans will also have an improved access and viewer experience from various cameras that will allow new and different perspectives of what’s happening on and off the court.
  • Exclusive content and one-on-one interview with Coach Brad Stevens before and after each game telecast.
  • AnnouncerCam, which is back for its third season, gives viewers an inside, up-close look at Mike, Tommy and Scal as they call the games.
  • Viewers will get special insider access with mic’ed Celtics players during select regular season games.
  • In collaboration with the Celtics, this season’s telecasts will once again feature advanced analytics throughout the night, integrating modern game metrics like points per possession, effective field goal percentage, rebounding percentage, pace of players, and more.
     

NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of the Celtics games, as well as the 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. The Celtics Live Stream is presented by Nissan. 

NBC Sports Boston will significantly increase its social media presence on all 82 game days, with content for fans beginning in the morning and continuing through Postgame. Social Media features throughout each gameday will include:

  • Increased social media staffing/content at both home and road games
  • Live social segments via Facebook Live/Periscope following morning shootarounds and production meetings
  • New exclusive clips from the network’s game cameras that will be shared on social
  • Robust content via @NBCSCeltics throughout the day
  • A dominant presence across all social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap: @NBCSBoston  


Additionally, NBCSportsBoston.com will provide 24/7 coverage of all the Celtics action with up-to-the-minute stats, scores, analysis and on-demand clips throughout the season. Fans can also get all of the insider information with the Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston.

Additionally, if anyone misses any of the action, they can enjoy “Lunch with the Celtics” the next day, as every Celtics game on NBC Sports Boston will be replayed the next day at lunchtime.

NBC Sports Boston announces comprehensive Patriots coverage for 2019 NFL season

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NBC Sports Boston announces comprehensive Patriots coverage for 2019 NFL season

BURLINGTON, MA, September 5, 2019 - The NFL is back for its 100th season and NBC Sports Boston will once again be the go-to source for coverage of the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots with dedicated Patriots shows every weeknight at 6PM; Pregame Live, Halftime Live, and Postgame Live every gameday; and comprehensive digital coverage on NBCSportsBoston.com and the MyTeams App. Former Patriots Matt Cassel and Ted Johnson will join NBC Sports Boston’s football coverage this season along with the network’s expert on-air talent team.

 

NBC Sports Boston will bring viewers the most robust offering of coverage of their New England Patriots with fresh Patriots programming every weeknight including: Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, Patriots Wednesday, Patriots Unfiltered, Football Fix, Pregame Live, Halftime Live, and Postgame Live. Headlining these shows will be some of the best voices in football and television, including Michael Holley, Matt Cassel, Ted Johnson, Tom Curran, Kyle Van Noy, Phil Perry, and Bert Breer, among others.

 

“We couldn’t be more excited to get the NFL season going with our comprehensive line-up of Patriots programming featuring more current and former NFL players than any other local outlet,” said Princell Hair, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Boston. “We are especially thrilled to welcome NBC Sports Boston’s on-air talent ‘rookies’ Matt Cassel and Ted Johnson who will join our expert gameday talent roster this season -- they will both undoubtedly bring a unique and new perspective to our Patriots and NFL coverage.”

 

WEEKLY FOOTBALL SHOWS “AT A GLANCE”:

Following is a snapshot of NBC Sports Boston’s weekly Patriots programming line-up:

 

  • *Sunday (or Gameday) – Pregame Live/Halftime Live/Postgame Live
  • Monday @6PM - Monday Night Patriots
  • Tuesday @6PM – Quick Slants
  • Tuesday @8PM – New England Tailgate
  • Wednesday @ 6PM – Patriots Wednesday 
  • Thursday @6PM – Patriots Unfiltered
  • Friday @6PM – Football Fix

 

* 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 Sunday, September 8th as the Patriots kick off the season at home against the Steelers. NBC Sports Boston’s gameday coverage will originate from Six String Grill & Stage at Patriot Place for every game.

 

  • Pregame Live, Halftime Live & Postgame Live - Pregame Live will take place two hours prior to every game, once again the only regional television program to do so.  Pregame Live will include a detailed preview of the day’s match-up and will be highly interactive with live Facebook, Twitter and NBCSportsBoston.com fan questions answered throughout the show. Halftime Live will be part of every Patriots gameday for the third consecutive season and will once again 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.

 

  • Gameday Talent Team -The talent team will be headlined by Michael Holley, Matt Cassel, Ted Johnson and Bert Breer. NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran and Phil Perry will report from inside the stadium along with insight from DJ Bean.

 

WEEKLY PATRIOTS/NFL PROGRAMMING:

Following are more details on NBC Sports Boston’s football shows:

 

  • Monday Night Patriots (Mondays at 6PM) - Monday Night Patriots presented by John’s Sewer will enter its sixth season on NBC Sports Boston with the season debut on Monday, September 9th. The 30-minute show, hosted by Phil Perry and Ted Johnson, will break down the previous Pats game, plus viewers can watch a rotating roster of Patriots players as guests. 

 

  • Quick Slants (Tuesdays at 6PM) - Quick Slants is hosted by Tom Curran who will be joined each week by Patriots’ linebacker Kyle Van Noy. The show is an original production which entails interactive, high-energy and blunt discussion with fans, athletes and NBC Sports Boston talent.  

 

  • New England Tailgate (Tuesdays at 8PM) - New England Tailgate presented by Town Fair Tire is in its 21st year and will be hosted by Gary Tanguay, 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 NBC Sports Boston’s touchscreen; predictions and bold commentary.

 

  • Patriots Wednesday (Wednesdays at 6PM) - Patriots Wednesday will air weekly throughout the season.  The show provides coverage of the team’s mid-week press conference with Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and gives fans a preview of the upcoming game. Patriots Wednesday is hosted by Tom Giles with Tom Curran and Phil Perry joining weekly from Foxborough with Patriots player interviews.

 

  • Patriots Unfiltered (Thursdays at 6PM) - Patriots Unfiltered originates from on-location at Gillette Stadium and is hosted by Megan O’Brien along with Paul Perillo and the rest of the Patriots Unfiltered writers and contributors.

 

  • Football Fix (Fridays at 6PM) - Football Fix Presented by Heritage Plumbing -- coming back for its fifth season -- will be hosted by NBC Sports Boston’s BST co-host Danielle Trotta, along with 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.

 

AND MORE….

In addition to the above dedicated football programs, NBC Sports Boston will continue to offer fans the most daily and nightly coverage of the Patriots with its full slate of regular programming, digital coverage, and podcasts.

 

  • Daily Studio Shows & Radio Simulcasts - Simulcasts of 98.5 the Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand presented by Awaken 180 and Felger & Mazz, will include significant Patriots coverage. Additionally, Patriots news, debate and opinion will be a primary topic throughout the season on NBC Sports Boston’s Arbella Early Edition and Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire.

 

  • Digital/NBCSportsBoston.com/MyTeams - For robust digital coverage of the Patriots, fans can go to NBCSportsBoston.com where Tom Curran leads the football coverage along with Patriots beat reporter Phil Perry. NBCSportsBoston.com will once again offer daily video updates from practice, full video-on-demand features, and more. Fans can also consume 24/7 Patriots content on the MyTeams app; and additionally can subscribe and download NBC Sports Boston’s football podcasts including the “Tom Curran Patriots Talk Podcast” (formerly The Quick Slants Podcast) to keep up with all the weekly action. NBC Sports Boston will also feature comprehensive Patriots coverage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NBCSBoston. 

NBC Sports Boston to air all Major League Lacrosse Boston Cannon games in 2019

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NBC Sports Boston to air all Major League Lacrosse Boston Cannon games in 2019

QUINCY, MA (March 28, 2019) - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and NBC Sports Boston have agreed on a media partnership to present all 16 Boston Cannons lacrosse games in the 2019 season, starting with their home opener on June 1 at 5 p.m. ET. 

NBC Sports Boston will broadcast all 16 games as well as full-event replays for select games. This marks NBC Sports Boston’s third year as a partner of the Boston Cannons, growing from an online collaboration to hosting multiple live games in the 2018 season. In 2019, the partnership has expanded to the full 16-game season as well as multi-platform marketing promotion. 

Coverage of each home game will begin before face-off at the top of the hour and will end at the conclusion of the game.  Away contests may be aired on delay – viewers can check local listings for airtimes. The full schedule is below:

BOSTON CANNONS ON NBC SPORTS BOSTON 

June 1 vs. Ohio Machine – LIVE

June 8 at Charlotte Hounds – LIVE

June 15 at Florida Launch – LIVE

June 22 vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks – LIVE

June 29 vs. Denver Outlaws – LIVE

July 6 at Dallas Rattlers – LIVE

July 11 at New York Lizards 

July 20 vs. Atlanta Blaze – LIVE

August 3 at Chesapeake Bayhawks 

August 10 vs. Florida Launch 

August 17 at Ohio Machine 

August 24 vs. New York Lizards – LIVE

August 31 at Denver Outlaws – LIVE

September 7 vs. Charlotte Hounds 

September 14 at Atlanta Blaze 

September 21 vs. Dallas Rattlers – LIVE

About NBC Sports Boston:

NBC Sports Boston reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Arbella Early Edition, Boston Sports Tonight, Celtics Post Up, Talkin’ Baseball, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. NBCSportsBoston.com and all of the networks social media channels (@NBCSBoston) provide continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. NBC Sports Boston is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCSportsBoston.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

About Boston Cannons:

The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the Cannons won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over fifteen seasons. Off the field, the Cannons provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.

 

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