December 21, 2011 –Time Warner Cable announced Wednesday that it has reached a long-term agreement for continued carriage of New England Sports Network (NESN). The agreement includes Time Warner Cable's customers in NESN's six-state New England territory and customers outside New England who receive NESN National on Time Warner Cable's "Sports Pass" in areas such as the Carolinas, Ohio and Wisconsin. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We're pleased to have come to a mutually beneficial agreement with NESN," said Jennifer Chun, group vice president of content acquisition for Time Warner Cable. "We value sports, and NESN is one of the highest-rated regional sports networks in the country. We know how important NESN's Bruins and Red Sox content is to our New England customers, in addition to their Hockey East and ACC coverage."
"NESN is delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Time Warner Cable, a company with one of the finest reputations in the industry," said Sean McGrail, NESN's president and CEO. "We value all our viewers and look forward to continue delivering our coverage of New England sports to Time Warner Cable’s customers."
About Time Warner Cable:
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at http://www.timewarnercable.com, http://www.twcbc.com, http://www.navisite.com and http://www.twcmedia.com.
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 3.7 million homes nationally as NESN National. NESN.com, the network's online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and the Boston Bruins.