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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NESN Formally Debuting In-Market Live Streaming Product For Red Sox Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

NESN today is formally debuting NESNgo, its in-market live streaming product for Red Sox games. NESNgo went through a soft launch earlier this spring, but now is providing authenticated in-market streaming at NESNgo.com and a branded NESNgo mobile app for customers of Comcast, Cox Communications, Me...

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Tags: Events and Attractions

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