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Comcast SportsNet New England
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Comcast SportsNet New England
Launched 1981 (as PRISM New England)
Network Comcast SportsNet
Owned by Spectacor (1981–1983)
Cablevision (1983–2007)
Comcast (2007-present)
Slogan Network of Champions
Country United States
Language American English
Broadcast area Massachusetts
eastern Connecticut
central Connecticut
Vermont
Maine
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Formerly called PRISM New England (1981–1983)
SportsChannel New England (1983–1998)
Fox Sports New England (1998–1999)
Fox Sports Net New England (1999–2004)
FSN New England (2004–2007)
Website Comcast SportsNet New England
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 630
Dish Network 435
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

Comcast SportsNet New England (CSN New England for short) is a regional cable sports network that operates in Massachusetts, eastern and central Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. CSN New England began in 1981 as PRISM New England as the cable home for the Hartford Whalers, Boston Celtics, Boston Breakers, and various college teams. It was co-owned with the original PRISM network in Philadelphia by Spectacor. In 1983, the network was sold to Cablevision and it was rebranded as SportsChannel New England. As with the other SportsChannel networks, it joined Fox Sports Net and was rebranded as Fox Sports New England on January 28, 1998 (later FSN New England). In later years, it carried selected New York Mets games to parts of Connecticut not served by MSG or FSN New York (now MSG Plus), which then produced the games.

In 2007, Cablevision sold its remaining share of the network to Comcast and on October 1, 2007 the network was rebranded as CSN New England.

CSN New England, along with the other Comcast SportsNet branded networks, was revamped with a new network logo and graphics package (similar to CSN Bay Area) in August 2008.

Contents

Teams

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Former teams

On air personalities

Current personalities

  • Michael Felger: Host of Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight and Sports Sunday
  • Greg Dickerson: Boston Celtics Courtside Reporter (2006-Present), Studio Host (2001-2006)
  • Tommy Heinsohn: Boston Celtics Color Commentator for Celtics' Home Games (1982-Present)
  • Mike Gorman: Boston Celtics Play-by-play Announcer (1982-Present)
  • Donny Marshall: Boston Celtics Studio Analyst , Color Commentator for Celtics' Road Games
  • Gary Tanguay: Boston Celtics Studio Host (1999-Present) and host of Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight
  • Lou Merloni: Baseball Analyst and Reporter (2009-Present)
  • Troy Brown: Football Analyst (2008-Present)
  • Michael Holley: Celtics Now Host (2008-Present)
  • Sean McAdam: CSNNE.COM Baseball Staff Writer
  • Tom E. Curran: CSNNE.COM Football Staff Writer
  • Joe Haggerty: CSNNE.COM Hockey Staff Writer
  • Sherrod Blakely: CSNNE.COM Basketball Staff Writer
  • Mary Paoletti: CSNNE.COM NCAA Basketball/Hockey Staff Writer
  • Chris Collins: SportsNet Central Anchor/Reporter
  • Mike Giardi: SportsNet Central Anchor/Reporter
  • Carolyn Manno: SportsNet Central Anchor/Reporter
  • Jessica Moran: SportsNet Central Anchor/Reporter
  • Jackie Pepper: SportsNet Central Anchor/Reporter
  • Kevin Walsh: SportsNet Central Anchor/ Reporter

Former on air personalities

Celtics Coverage

In-game coverage

Mike Gorman handles the play-by-play with Tommy Heinsohn as the color man. Greg Dickerson is the sideline reporter.

Pre and post-game coverage

Gary Tanguay is the studio host alongside Donny Marshall. Greg Dickerson conducts interviews with the players and coach Doc Rivers. Gorman and Heinsohn also preview and recap the game.

Shows

Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight

Airs live at 6:30 and 10 every weeknight. Sports Tonight recaps the day in Boston sports and covers the latest headlines. Hosted by Michael Felger and Gary Tanguay. Lou Merloni is the baseball analyst, Cedric Maxwell is the basketball analyst, Bob Beers is the hockey analyst, and Troy Brown is the football analyst. Frequent guests include Steve Buckley, Michael Silverman, Joe Haggerty, Michael Holley, Tom E. Curran, Sean McAdam, Rob Bradford, Chris Gasper, Kevin Paul Dupont, and others. Jonathan Papelbon also makes a weekly appearance during Red Sox season.

Sports Sunday

Michael Felger hosts every Sunday night at 10. Sports Sunday reviews the week that was in New England Sports. Lou Merloni, Bob Ryan, Ron Borges, Michael Holley, Chris Gasper, Sean McAdam, Cedric Maxwell,Glen Ordway, Gerry Callahan, Kevin Paul Dupont, and others are part of discussions with Felger. Conference Call features writers from across the country who call in to talk about the national sports scene.

The Baseball Show

Airs every Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM during baseball season. Hosted by Greg Dickerson with analysts Lou Merloni, Sean McAdam, and Steve Buckley. Michael Felger was the host, but had to leave the show after committing to 98.5 The Sports Hub because the show is simulcast on WEEI. The show takes viewer and listener calls about the latest issues regarding the Red Sox.

Celtics Now

Hosted by Michael Holley. Reviews the week of the Boston Celtics.

New England Championship Wrestling

This wrestling show debuts in February 2010.

FSN on Comcast SportsNet

CSN New England carries FSN programming in lieu of an FSN affiliate. This offers the region access to a variety of college sports, notably ACC men's and women's basketball on Sundays, Pac-10 basketball on various nights, plus Big 12 and Pac-10 football on Saturdays during their respective seasons. They also air studio shows, such as The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and the FSN Final Score. This arrangement is to secure national coverage for its collegiate lineup of games.

CSN New England HD

CSN New England HD is a 1080i high definition simulcast of CSN New England including live sports and series (mostly Celtics telecasts and FSN programming).

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