NESN expands spring training coverage with addition of 2-hour morning showJordans Furniture Named Presenting Sponsor of NESNs 36 Consecutive Days of Coverage from Fort Myers BOSTON NESN, New Englands most watched sports network, will aggressively expand its spring training coverage of the World Champion Boston Red Sox next month by offering nearly 250% more programming than 2007. Spearheading the effort will be a new 2-hour live morning show hosted by Tom Caron from the Red Sox spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. Red Sox Spring Break LIVE will air at 10:00 AM on 5 mornings coinciding with the teams on field workouts. Full replays of the two hour shows will be offered same-day at 3:30 PM, along with multiple airings of a condensed 30 minute replay each evening. Red Sox Spring Break LIVE will feature exclusive interviews with Red Sox players and management and include commentary from NESN analysts and The Boston Globes expert columnists.
We are committed to bringing our fans the most comprehensive coverage of the Red Sox in 2008 starting with day one of spring training, said Joel Feld, NESNs vice president of programming and executive producer. Our expanded efforts will, for the first time, allow our fans a unique opportunity to experience spring training live as it happens.
NESNs 36 days of spring training coverage will debut on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM with a special half-hour edition of Red Sox Spring Break LIVE. NESNs plans also include taking The Globe 10.0 with Bob Ryan to Fort Myers in February and daily Spring Break reports on NESN SportsDesk.
NESNs spring training game schedule features 7 games beginning Friday, February 29th at 7:00 PM against the Minnesota Twins and concluding with a game against the Dodgers from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on March 29th after the Red Sox return from their historic season opening games in Japan.
About NESN: NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally via DirecTV and Dish Network. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN is the top rated regional sports network in the country delivering award winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage, a popular sports news and highlights program NESN SportsDesk and a unique sports debate and discussion show The Globe 10.0. NESN is also the only regional sports network