NESN National Launches with Bright House Networks in Florida

On Thursday, Bright House Networks launched NESN National on the Bright House Networks’ sports tier, Sports Pack, throughout the Tampa Bay and Central Florida (Orlando) areas.  Sports Pack is available to more than 2 million Bright House Networks customers in these markets.

NESN National is the national television service of New England Sports Network, an RSN owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.  Bright House Networks is the second MSO to launch NESN National.

Although Bright House customers will the bulk of NESN’s programming, live game telecasts of the Red Sox and Bruins, Red Sox replays or classic games, and certain other programs will not be available on NESN National.  When these programs are airing on NESN in New England, Bright House Networks customers will see other programming.

“The inclusion of NESN National to Sports Pack, along with a number of other additions made to the sports tier, is yet another example of how Bright House Networks serves sports fans throughout our markets,” says Mike Robertson, President of Bright House Networks Tampa Bay Division.  “The Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins are two of the best known brands in professional sports and our re-launching’ of Sports Pack demonstrates our commitment to continually improving our customer offerings.  We are thrilled to be offering these sports additions to our customers. “

NESN National can now be found on Bright House Networks channel 813 in the Tampa Bay market and channel 183 in Central Florida area (Orlando), Florida.

“The Bruins are getting ready to begin the regular season with a historic trip to Prague and NESN Daily continues to provide complete and compelling Patriots coverage with insight from Patriots Kevin Faulk and David Givens.  This is a great time for Bright House Networks’ customers in Florida to begin receiving NESN National,” says Sean McGrail, NESN’s president and CEO.  “We’re sure fans in Bright House Networks service areas will enjoy our regular pre and post-game Bruins shows and game replays as well as our extensive off-season Red Sox coverage.”

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