About NESN


New England Sports Network (NESN) has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award- winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the ninth Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com, the network’s online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins)

Fast Facts

  • Launched in 1984 – one of the country’s first regional sports networks
  • Grown to be New England’s largest television network reaching over 4 million homes in 9 Designated Market Areas
  • Extended basic cable channel + distribution on all major satellite providers
  • Highest baseball ratings of any regional sports network in the country from 2004 to 2009
  • Telecast approximately 150 Red Sox games throughout New England
  • Telecast approximately 73 Bruins regular season games and the first two playoff rounds exclusively
  • A leader in high definition broadcasts NESN produces all Red Sox and Bruins games in HD. Other locally produced programs and events include NESN Sports Update, Beanpot Hockey, Hockey East, Champions Cup Boston Tennis, Minor League Baseball and the Little League New England Regional Tournament.

NESN National is the national television service of NESN that provides fans outside New England the best opportunity to follow the Red Sox, Bruins and all New England sports, particularly those who watch Red Sox and Bruins games through MLB and NHL league packages.
NESN National delivers NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins pregame and postgame shows, NESN Sports Today, New England college sports and Liverpool FC delayed broadcasts. NESN National also includes Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions such as The Instigators, Dining Playbook, Charlie Moore Outdoors, Celebrity Spotlight and more.

NESN National can be seen in the following cities:

Atlanta, GA
Augusta, GA
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA
Baton Rouge, LA
Biloxi, MS
Birmingham, AL
Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, IL Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Columbia, SC
Columbus, GA
Columbus, OH
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas-Ft Worth, TX
Dayton, OH
Detroit, MI
El Paso, TX
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI
Fresno-Visalia, CA
Ft Smith, AK
Gainesville, FL
Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo- Battle Creek, MI
Green Bay-Appleton, WI
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, SC
Harlingen-McAllen, TX
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Indianapolis, IN
Jackson, MS
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO

Knoxville, TN
Lafayette, LA
Lansing, MI
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AK
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Lubbock, TX
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Miami-Ft Lauderdale, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Mobile, AL
Monterey-Salinas, CA
Montgomery-Selma, AL
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
Odessa-Midland, TX
Oklahoma City, OK
Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL
Panama City, FL
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Reno, NV
Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA
Shreveport, LA
South Bend-Elkhart, IN
Springfield, MO
St Louis, MO
Toledo, OH
Topeka, KS
Tulsa, OK
West Palm Beach, FL
Wichita-Hutchinson Plus, KS
Wilmington, NC

NESN- Reaching more than 5 million viewers

NESN New England TV Coverage Map

NESN reaches more than 5 million viewers in Greater Boston and surrounding areas, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut and New York, with 92 percent of homes in New England wired for either cable or satellite TV.

Nationwide reach on Direct TV and DISH Network
In addition to it’s New England subscribers, NESN reaches 2 million more viewers across the country through Direct TV and Dish Network
Source: Nelson Media