December 16, 2013 – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Michael R. Hall has been promoted to vice president of digital. Hall’s responsibilities include overseeing NESN’s digital strategy, content, technology, and business development for NESN.com and NESN’s mobile and tablet platforms.
Hall joined NESN in 2008 as the network’s director of new media. Since that time, Hall has led the design and management of NESN.com, which has become the preeminent regional sports network website in the country. During Hall’s tenure, NESN.com’s monthly unique visitors have increased by over 500 percent, reaching 3 million unique visitors in 2013 (comScore Multi Platform, October 2013).
Prior to joining NESN, Hall worked as a product manager at the Disney/ABC Television Group, where he led development of ABC.com’s user engagement platform, including fantasy games, message boards, and web videos. Hall also worked at ESPN.com as a senior technical producer, where he led search and content syndication initiatives. Hall has a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Cornell University.
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 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 8th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. 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 Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).