Hartford’s Fox CT and NESN Announce Partnership
NESN and Tribune-owned FOX CT (WTIC) have entered into a content sharing partnership associated with NESN’s Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The partnership is similar to NESN’s content sharing arrangements with stations in other New England markets.
The partnership will include regularly scheduled live pre-game reports from Fenway Park and all NESN road telecasts to FOX CT News. The live shots will primarily feature NESN’s Red Sox play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo, NESN’s Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy, and NESN’s Red Sox reporter and Connecticut native Jenny Dell. FOX CT sports director Rich Coppola will also appear on NESN’s Red Sox pre-game show with NESN host Tom Caron and baseball hall of famers Dennis Eckersley, Jim Rice, Peter Gammons and former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield.
The FOX CT weather team, including Joe Furey, Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante, will also deliver weather updates for NESN’s Red Sox pre and post-game shows, which will be broadcast to fans in Connecticut before and after every Red Sox game on NESN.
“FOX CT has the largest commitment to news in the Hartford-New Haven market, making them the perfect partner for us to team up with in Connecticut,” said Sean McGrail, NESN’s President and CEO. “FOX CT will help NESN connect directly with fans in Connecticut to provide them with regular updates on the Red Sox and Bruins.”
“This unique partnership allows two powerhouse organizations to come together to provide a unique experience for its audience”, said Richard J. Graziano, general manager of FOX CT and WCCT-TV. “Delivering FOX CT award-winning sports and weather coverage to the strong and loyal Red Sox and Bruins fans in Connecticut is a win-win situation for everyone.”