NESN Reboots NESNgo, Moves Backend to Playmaker Media
Updated app boosts streaming experience for authenticated NESN subscribers
New England Sports Network (NESN), one of the industry’s top regional sports networks, announced Tuesday that it has relaunched its streaming service, NESNgo, and is now running it on the Playmaker Media platform.
Through the new partnership, Playmaker Media will support NESN with the end-to-end technology to support RSN’s live streaming of Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins regular-season games (in addition to other original programming) to its authenticated subscribers.
“Playmaker Media delivers a best-in-class streaming experience,” NESN President/CEO Sean McGrail said in an official release. “We are pleased to offer this updated app so that Red Sox and Bruins fans don’t miss any of the action when at home or on the go.”
Playmaker Media, which is owned by NBC Sports Group and operated by NBC Sports Digital, is a platform that delivers direct-to-consumer live streaming and video-on-demand solutions for major sports leagues, professional team franchises, regional and national sports networks, and other premium-rights holders of live-event content.
“Playmaker Media couldn’t be more excited to start our new partnership with NESN,” said Eric Black, SVP/CTO, NBC Sports Digital and Playmaker Media. “Being associated with great brands such as the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, along with the Fenway Sports Group, complements Playmaker’s expertise in delivering high-quality, turnkey, end-to-end video streaming, and application development in one of America’s best sports markets.”
NESNgo can be accessed by NESN subscribers on iOS and Android devices, in addition to at www.nesn.com.