NESN National FAQs

Q: Why are Red Sox and live Bruins games not televised on NESN National?

A: Due to league blackout restrictions, NESN National is prohibited from airing Red Sox and live Bruins games outside of the NESN home television territory (HTT). NESN’s HTT includes Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Q: I live outside of NESN’s HTT. How can I watch live Red Sox and/or Bruins games?

A: Out-of-market fans seeking live games can contact their television service provider and purchase MLB Extra Innings or, if your video provider does not offer MLB Extra Innings, subscribe online to MLB.TV to catch live Red Sox games. Bruins fans should also contact their video service provider and and subscribe to the NHL Center Ice package to watch their favorite team.

Q: What programming will I receive when a live game or encore presentation is airing?

A: NESN National cable subscribers are never left in the dark. We provide substitute programming in place of live games and encore Red Sox presentations. Encore Bruins presentations are not blacked out on NESN National, so fans can catch all the Bruins game replays.

Q: What channel is NESN National on in my area?

A: NESN National channel listings are located on our About NESN National page.