NESN, FOX Sports Announce Digital Partnership

FOXSports.com on MSN and NESN announced today a new digital content sharing partnership that will make NESN.com the exclusive provider of New England and Boston sports news on one of the most popular sports websites in the country. The agreement allows FOXSports.com the right to both publish and directly link to NESN's sports news content and provides for significant cross promotional opportunities between the two sites.

"The FOX Sports Local websites are the fastest-growing regional sports websites in the country," said Mike Hall, NESN's director of new media. "We are proud to join the FOX Sports family of local websites to help extend their reach in the northeast while helping NESN to continue to grow our site as the premier destination for fans of New England sports."

"Providing our readers with the latest news in New England sports greatly enhances FOXSports.com and complements the coverage from all of our existing local sites. We're excited to partner with the leading sports website in that market," said Kyle McDoniel, vice president of business development for FOXSports.com.

FOXSports.com on MSN is a leading sports website that delivers exclusive commentary and sports video, breaking news, real-time stats and fantasy games to more than 29 million unique visitors monthly (Oct. '10). FOXSports.com is the online extension of FOX Sports television coverage and is the exclusive provider of sports content for MSN.com in the US, located at http://msn.foxsports.com. FOXSports.com is an industry leader in the delivery of sports content to mobile devices. Sports fans can access the latest scores, stats and news while on the go from FOXSports.com on MSN Mobile, simply by entering FOXSports.com on their web-enabled mobile phones, or texting SPORTS to either 36977 or FOXSP.

NESN is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is delivered to over four million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive home for fans of New England sports, NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country. In addition to award winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage, the network and its popular website, NESN.com, keep fans informed and entertained with NESN Daily, a nightly sports news and debate program, over 100 NESN University college sporting events annually and distinctive Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) productions.

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