NESN Enters Content-Sharing Partnership With News Center Maine
NESN and NEWS CENTER Maine (WCSH 6 & WLBZ 2), the largest media organization in Maine, have entered into a content-sharing partnership associated with NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The partnership, which begins today, is similar to NESN’s content sharing arrangements with stations in other New England markets.
The partnership will include regularly scheduled live pre-game reports from NESN to NEWS CENTER Maine on Red Sox and Bruins game days. Red Sox live shots will primarily feature NESN’s Red Sox play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien, Red Sox Hall of Famer Jerry Remy, and Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Bruins reports will regularly feature Bruins play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards or color analyst Andy Brickley and continue throughout the NHL playoffs.
NEWS CENTER Maine sports anchor Jessica Gagne will also appear regularly on NESN’s Red Sox pre-game show. Gagne will join NESN’s Red Sox studio host and Maine native Tom Caron as well as NESN’s all-star team of studio analysts that includes Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice, Red Sox Hall of Famer Tim Wakefield, and several other former Red Sox players including Steve Lyons, Manny Delcarmen, and Lenny DiNardo.
The NEWS CENTER Maine weather team, including Todd Gutner and Keith Carson, will also deliver weather updates for NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins pre and post-game shows. These custom weather forecasts will be broadcast to fans in northern New England before and after every Red Sox or Bruins game on NESN.