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NESN has come to another content-sharing agreement, this time with NBC10 in Providence. Similar to the deal inked with CBS-affil WBZ, NESN staffers will appear in cut-ins on the station’s noon and 6 p.m. broadcasts, and WJAR will provide weather reports for the Providence feed of the regional sports net. In addition, WJAR sports guy Frank Carpano will appear on NESN’s pregame show.
In a press release, NESN president Sean McGrail remarks, “WJAR has been a leader in providing the Providence market with the best news and sports coverage for decades,” adding, “We are proud to partner with WJAR and excited to provide Rhode Island sports fans with more localized coverage through this exceptional affiliation.”
The content-share agreement will begin on Tuesday May 29th. Via nesn.com
In another example of corporate co-branding at CBS, WBZ and NESN have reached a partnership agreement.
The new partnership between the former over-the-air home of the Boston Red Sox and the current cable home was announced today. In it, NESN reporters Jerry Remy, Don Orsillo, and Jenny Dell will appear live on the WBZ News at Noon and 6 p.m., while WBZ’s AccuWeather forecast will be seen on NESN for gameday forecasts. In addition, WBZ sports guy Dan Roche will appear regularly on NESN’s pregame show.
The deal, which will go into effect tomorrow, mirrors that of the agreement between Comcast stablemates NECN and Comcast SportsNet. No reporters, however, will change stations.
Coming off the heels of news that the New England Sports Network had hired former ESPN reporter Jenny Dell to replace Heidi Watney, news has surfaced that another addition to the NESN staff has been made.
Matt Stairs, the now retired pinch hitter most recently with the Washington Nationals, has joined NESN as an in-studio analyst for Red Sox coverage. He joins Tom Caron, Peter Gammons, Dennis Eckersley, and Jim Rice.
Sean McGrail, president of the regional sports net, remarked on the addition of Stairs, saying, “Matt brings incredible passion for the game of baseball and a great sense of humor.” In addition, he also remarked, “He adds a unique perspective since he has played with or against most of the current major league players, including one year with Adrian Gonzalez in San Diego.”
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