Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NESN Not Exclusive On Some '13 ESPN games

Would You Watch Terry Over Don And Jerry?
According to a report by the Boston Globe's Peter Abraham, under the new ESPN-MLB deal, NESN will no longer have exclusive broadcast rights to Monday and Wednesday games involving the Red Sox. The new deal—worth $5.6 billion—allows ESPN to have a competing signal on those games to households in the Greater Boston media market. One can foresee scores of Red Sox fans opting for commentary by Terry Francona (see pic) on 'The Worldwide Leader' versus Don and Jerry on NESN. At least ESPN has SuperSloMo.