CSN New England To Carry 15 Games
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 18, 2017) – For the first time, 15 Connecticut Sun games will be televised on CSN New England during the 2017 season.
“We are thrilled to bring so many locally-televised games to our dedicated fan base,” Vice President of Sports Amber Cox said. “As our franchise continues to mature, increased visibility through all forms of media is a natural step in our growth process. With a team on the court that’s on the rise, we want to share the journey of our 15th season with our fans and we’re excited to do that through this extensive broadcast package.”
One of the premier sports stations in the region, CSN New England will begin broadcasting games on May 26th, when Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx visit Mohegan Sun Arena.
Other CSN New England broadcasts include games against Washington (5/31), San Antonio (6/3), Atlanta (6/10), Minnesota (6/17), New York (6/23), Dallas (6/25), Indiana (7/1), Washington (7/8), San Antonio (7/16), New York (7/19), Washington (7/28), Phoenix (8/4), Atlanta (8/15) and Phoenix (8/20). The games on June 3, 17 and 23 will be tape delayed.
“New England fans expect the best basketball coverage from us and we’re excited to work with the Sun to bring 15 WNBA games to our viewers,” said Princell Hair, Senior Vice President and General Manager of CSN New England. “Between the Connecticut Sun, live Celtics NBA Summer League games, the NBA Draft and NBA Trade Deadline coverage, it’s going to be a great summer of basketball on CSN.”
WCCT-TV also returns as a broadcast partner of the Sun for three road games, beginning with Saturday’s game against the Indiana Fever from Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.
WCCT-TV will also carry Sun games against the Chicago Sky on May 28th and the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks on September 3rd.
“We are once again thrilled to offer Connecticut fans the ability to follow our home team this summer,” Jon Hitchcock, Vice President and General Manager of WTIC-TV and WCCT-TV said.
Beginning his 15th season with the Sun, Bob Heussler will deliver the play-by-play for all Sun broadcasts. He will partner with Sarah Kustok or Rebecca Lobo – respected analysts with extensive experience – throughout the 2017 season. Kustok works as a sideline reporter for the Brooklyn Nets, and she also worked for ESPN as an analyst and sideline reporter covering college football and men’s and women’s basketball. Lobo is an ESPN basketball analyst 2017 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, who led UConn to its first National Championship in 1995 before helping to launch the WNBA. She finished her playing career with the Connecticut Sun in 2003.
The first independently owned WNBA franchise, the Connecticut Sun opened its 15th season on May 13th against the Atlanta Dream. Second-year coach Curt Miller will guide a talented roster that returns eight players from last season – Jasmine Thomas, Alyssa Thomas, Alex Bentley, Morgan Tuck, Jonquel Jones, Courtney Williams, Rachel Banham and Shekinna Stricklen – along with newcomers Lynetta Kizer, Danielle Adams and Jordan Hooper, and rookie Brionna Jones.
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About CSN New England
CSN New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. CSN New England’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Post Up, The Baseball Show, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, Connecticut Sun basketball and more. CSNNE.com, the online home of CSN New England, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. CSN New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.
WCCT-TV (formerly WTXX) was Connecticut’s first independent television station, entertaining and informing viewers for more than 30 years. Today, WCCT is owned by Tribune Media and has become one of the top performing CW network affiliates in the United States. WCCT also delivers the best in off network and first-run syndicated programming, hit movies and sports. The station is home to the Connecticut Lottery drawings and broadcasts major community events like The New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade to viewers across the state.
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