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, to add NHL and MLB to its base package of 65-plus live streaming TV channels.
NESN claims to be one of the most popular regional sports networks (RSNs) in the US and will soon be part of the fuboTV Premier package 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.
Subscribers will have the ability to watch NESN live and record games on fuboTV’s cloud-based DVR. Subscribers can also use 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 NESNgo website 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 favourite teams, NESN is excited to partner with new distributors that will broadly make our networks available,” said 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.”
Added Ben Grad, fuboTV head of North American content strategy and acquisition: “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 favourite device… 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.”