CSNNE Announces new programming strategy to start April 3rd


CSNNE Announces new programming strategy to start April 3rd


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.

Watch CSN's 2-hour NBA Draft Special at 7pm


Watch CSN's 2-hour NBA Draft Special at 7pm

  • Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn, Brian Scalabrine, Abby Chin, Kyle Draper, Sherrod Blakely, all to Provide Input, Analysis & Feedback from 7PM-9PM on NBA Draft Night
  • "Celtics Draft Special” to be Streamed Live on CSNNE.com & the NBC Sports App

​BURLINGTON, MA, June 21, 2017– The 2017 NBA Draft is set to take place on Thursday, June 22nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and CSN New England will bring viewers in-depth coverage both on TV on online beginning at 7PM. CSN’s 2-hour Celtics Draft Special, which will feature news and analysis surrounding the draftees and their impact on the future of the Boston Celtics, will also be streamed live on CSNNE.com and the NBC Sports App.

CSN’s entire Celtics on-air talent team will be covering the evening as Celtics fans await the franchise’s next move following a recent trade of the #1 overall pick to the 76ers. CSN’s Mike Gorman, Tommy Heinsohn, Brian Scalabrine, Kyle Draper and CSNNE.com Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely will all be at the TD Garden, while CSN’s Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin will be on-site at the Draft in Brooklyn as all the action unfolds.

CSN will have viewers covered with insight and analysis throughout the evening, while taking viewer feedback via @CelticsCSN and an inside live look into the Celtics War Room. CSN’s Celtics Draft Special will include live feedback from Boston Celtics Co-owner and Managing Partner of the Celtics Wyc Grousbeck and Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens who will provide analysis on the night’s events. Additionally, President of Celtics Basketball Operations Danny Ainge will offer reaction and analysis on CSN later in the evening. 

CSN will have fans covered all day and night on Draft day, with Felger & Mazz beginning at 2pm, followed by Arbella Early Edition, Celtics Draft Special and Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire going through Midnight. CSN will be a one-stop shop for viewers if news breaks before, during or after the Draft itself.

CSNNE.com will complement Draft night with real-time updates, stories and analysis throughout the evening and in-depth analysis following the conclusion of the Draft.  The site will also have a dedicated NBA Draft page and fans can follow the network’s coverage @CSNNE on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

CSN to televise 15 Connecticut Sun games in 2017


CSN to televise 15 Connecticut Sun games in 2017

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 18, 2017) – For the first time, 15 Connecticut Sun games will be televised on CSN New England during the 2017 season.

“We are thrilled to bring so many locally-televised games to our dedicated fan base,” Vice President of Sports Amber Cox said. “As our franchise continues to mature, increased visibility through all forms of media is a natural step in our growth process. With a team on the court that’s on the rise, we want to share the journey of our 15th season with our fans and we’re excited to do that through this extensive broadcast package.”

One of the premier sports stations in the region, CSN New England will begin broadcasting games on May 26th, when Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx visit Mohegan Sun Arena. Other CSN New England broadcasts include games against Washington (5/31), San Antonio (6/3), Atlanta (6/10), Minnesota (6/17), New York (6/23), Dallas (6/25), Indiana (7/1), Washington (7/8), San Antonio (7/16), New York (7/19), Washington (7/28), Phoenix (8/4), Atlanta (8/15) and Phoenix (8/20). The games on June 3, 17 and 23 will be tape delayed.
“New England fans expect the best basketball coverage from us and we’re excited to work with the Sun to bring 15 WNBA games to our viewers,” said Princell Hair, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CSN New England. “Between the Connecticut Sun, live Celtics NBA Summer League games, the NBA Draft and NBA Trade Deadline coverage, it’s going to be a great summer of basketball on CSN.”
WCCT-TV also returns as a broadcast partner of the Sun for three road games, beginning with Saturday’s game against the Indiana Fever from Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.  WCCT-TV will also carry Sun games against the Chicago Sky on May 28th and the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks on September 3rd.
“We are once again thrilled to offer Connecticut fans the ability to follow our home team this summer,” Jon Hitchcock, Vice President and General Manager of WTIC-TV and WCCT-TV said.
Beginning his 15th season with the Sun, Bob Heussler will deliver the play-by-play for all Sun broadcasts. He will partner with Sarah Kustok or Rebecca Lobo – respected analysts with extensive experience – throughout the 2017 season. Kustok works as a sideline reporter for the Brooklyn Nets, and she also worked for ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter covering college football and men’s and women’s basketball. Lobo is an ESPN basketball analyst 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, who led UConn to its first National Championship in 1995 before helping to launch the WNBA. She finished her playing career with the Connecticut Sun in 2003.
The first independently owned WNBA franchise, the Connecticut Sun opened its 15th season on May 13th against the Atlanta Dream. Second-year coach Curt Miller will guide a talented roster that returns eight players from last season – Jasmine Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, Alex Bentley, Morgan Tuck, Jonquel Jones, Courtney Williams, Rachel Banham and Shekinna Stricklen – along with newcomers Lynetta Kizer, Danielle Adams. Connecticut Sun season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting a sales representative at 877-SUN-TIXX or tickets@connecticutsun.com or by visiting www.connecticutsun.com.