fuboTV Launches NESN, Expands Line Up of Top Regional Sports Networks
fuboTV has announced a multi-year agreement with NESN (New England Sports Network), the exclusive regional home of the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Bruins. fuboTV will launch NESN in the coming days to subscribers of “Fubo Premier” – its base package of 65-plus live streaming TV channels.
NESN, which is one of the most popular regional sports networks (RSNs) in the country, will soon be part of Fubo Premier throughout NESN’s footprint which includes Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
In addition to approximately 150 Red Sox games and over 70 Bruins games each year, fuboTV subscribers will get access to live regional college sports, including ACC football and basketball, college hockey with Hockey East action and the annual Beanpot Tournament, along with up to eight hours per day of sports news coverage for New England sports fans.
Following the NESN launch, Fubo Premier will be available to new subscribers in the above markets at $19.99 for the first two months, and $44.99 thereafter. Subscribers will have the ability to watch NESN live and record games on fuboTV’s cloud-based DVR. Subscribers can also utilize fuboTV’s Lookback feature to watch recently-aired NESN programming. Coming soon, at no additional charge, fans will be able to use their fuboTV login and password to access NESN programming via the NESNgowebsite and apps, and will be able to access NESN content via video-on-demand (VOD).
“As sports fans demand flexibility in how and where they can follow their favorite teams, NESN is excited to partner with new distributors that will broadly make our networks available,” says NESN CEO Sean McGrail. “We look forward to this relationship with fuboTV, whose innovative platform will prominently feature the Red Sox, Bruins, and all of our sports programming.”
“NESN is one of the country’s top rated regional sports networks, featuring two of sports’ most iconic and storied teams, the Red Sox and Bruins,” says fuboTV CFO Joel Armijo. “We could not be more excited to be one of the first OTT providers to bring this must-watch content to New England sports fans.”
“Red Sox fans that want the most sports for the least money will now be able to watch 150 games a year on fuboTV, and Bruins fans can now catch every minute of every game, at home or on the go, on their favorite device,” says Ben Grad, fuboTV head of North American content strategy & acquisition. “From Boston to Burlington, Vermont and from Presque Isle, Maine to the Hartford market, fans can now watch the best of New England sports on our impressive sports package.”