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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
CSN NEW ENGLAND ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMMING STRATEGY TO SUPER-SERVE NEW ENGLAND SPORTS FANS, BEGINNING APRIL 3RD
TOM E. CURRAN, MICHAEL HOLLEY, TOM GILES AND KAYCE SMITH TO HOST ALL NEW “BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT” WEEKNIGHTS FROM 9PM-MIDNIGHT
MICHAEL FELGER, GARY TANGUAY & TRENNI KUSNIEREK TO HOST NEWLY EXPANDED “EARLY EDITION” 6PM-8PM EVERY WEEKNIGHT
Burlington, MA, March 2, 2017 – CSN New England (CSN) announced today a newly expanded programming line-up to super-serve New England sports fans with the most comprehensive, in-depth and unfiltered New England sports coverage, when, where and how they want it. The new programming will begin on April 3rd.
“We pride ourselves on providing Boston sports fans with the best coverage of their teams in the most informative, interesting and unfiltered way possible,” said Princell Hair, SVP and General Manager, CSN New England. “With our new programming line-up we will ensure that we continue to give the fans what they want, when they want it.”
As part of the new line-up, CSN will add a new nightly show Boston Sports Tonight presented by Town Fair Tire which will air every weeknight from 9PM to Midnight. This 3-hour show will be hosted by CSN’s Tom Curran and Tom Giles, along with WEEI’s Michael Holley and Kayce Smith who are both set to join the network next month. Boston Sports Tonight will be a cross-section of opinion, information and fun. The unique format of the show and the 9pm-Midnight timing will allow Boston Sports Tonight hosts and guests to provide immediate, real-time reactions to what is happening throughout the Boston sports world all night long, be it live games, breaking news or fan chatter. The show will have a heavy social media interaction component that will engage with fans, athletes and other media influencers on a nightly basis. Curran, Giles, Holley and Smith will host from various locations around the CSN offices, getting takes from CSN staffers and guests.
Also beginning April 3rd, CSN will expand its Arbella Early Edition program to two hours, airing weeknights from 6pm-8pm. The show will be hosted by new line-up of Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek and Michael Felger, who will join the show each night in-studio following Felger & Mazz. Early Edition will combine hot takes and opinion, with heavy debate from hosts and guests and will offer an unfiltered look at the best Boston sports topics of the day. All of CSN’s on-air talent, including CSNNE.com’s Insiders, plus high-profile contributors from the Boston sports landscape, will appear on a nightly basis on both Arbella Early Edition and Boston Sports Tonight.
Chevrolet SportsNet Central will remain as CSN’s news brand and will live throughout the day across all CSN programming.
CSNNE.com and CSN’s social media channels will compliment the new television programming line-up with relevant videos, podcasts, blogs, interactivity and more. The network will continue to offer a 24/7 live stream of its TV line-up through CSNNE.com and the NBC Sports App.
About CSN New England
CSN New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. CSN New England’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Post Up, The Baseball Show, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more. CSNNE.com, the online home of CSN New England, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. CSN New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.