January 7, 2016 – NESN, the official home of the Boston Bruins, will introduce a new weekly Bruins program, The Ultimate Bruins Show presented by Bud Light, beginning Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. The 30-minute show will air once a week just prior to the network’s regularly scheduled pre-game show Bruins Face-Off LIVE presented by EchoStor Technologies.
The Ultimate Bruins Show will highlight the top Bruins moments and most compelling stories from the previous week. In each episode a Bruins player takes a nostalgic look back at his first NHL goal, and NESN’s Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) and Andy Brickley (@AndyBrickley) provide an in-depth video breakdown of a player or play — beginning with Patrice Bergeron’s prowess on the power play. Fans can also appear in the show by attending one of several Bud Light viewing parties and answering the “Ultimate Bruins Question of the Week.”
“We are always looking for new ways to serve Bruins fans with the most comprehensive coverage of the team,” said Joseph Maar, NESN’s Vice President of Programming & Production, Executive Producer. “The Ultimate Bruins Show will serve as a great complement to NESN’s strong line-up of Bruins programs that really help bring Bruins fans closer to the team.”
NESN’s line-up of Bruins programming includes:
- Behind the B presented by Alex and Ani – Airs Twice Monthly
All-access documentary series that gives fans an inside look at Bruins players, coaches and executives twice a month throughout the season. Archived episodes can be seen at BostonBruins.com.
- Bruins Academy – Airs Monthly
A new, monthly children’s series launched in December and hosted by Charlie Moore (@madfisherman). Bruins Academy is a fast-paced, educational Black & Gold themed program created for youth who love the game of hockey.
- Big Bad Bruins LIVE presented by DCU – Airs Weekly
Dale Arnold (@DaleEArnold) and NESN’s expert analysts provide 30 extra minutes of live coverage once a week immediately before Bruins Face-Off Live, NESN’s regular pregame show. Big Bad Bruins Live introduces the storylines of that night’s game and includes player interviews and a look back at the storied history of the franchise with “This Week in Bruins History.”
- The Instigators LIVE – Airs Weekly
Every week on a Bruins game night, Billy Jaffe (@BJaffe) debates either Andy Brickley, Barry Pederson or Gord Kluzak on the most relevant, topical and controversial NHL topics. The Instigators LIVE is moderated by either Jack Edwards or Dale Arnold. Fans can typically catch the weekly show immediately following NESN Sports Today presented by Peoples United Bank.
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 on digital and sports tiers in nearly 100 DMAs. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. NESN.com is the most visited regional sports network website in the country with over 10 million monthly unique visitors. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in their communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).