New Online Interactive Show “Boston Sports Live” Features Commentary from Boston Globe and Boston.com Award-Winning Journalists, Live Guests and More; Show Launch Sponsored by JetBlue Airways
Boston, May 2, 2012 – Boston sports fans now have a new way to get the latest sports news from New England’s largest and top news site with Boston Sports Live, the first live and interactive web program produced by Boston.com. The show will broadcast live on Boston.com’s homepage at noon every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Archived programs will be available at www.boston.com/bostonsportslive. The exclusive launch sponsor of the show is the city’s largest airline, JetBlue.
Boston Globe and Boston.com sports columnist Christopher Gasper hosts the 15- to 20-minute show from the Globe’s in-house HD studio. Gasper will provide sports news, commentary and analysis on all Boston sports – Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and more. The program will also include taped segments from the Globe and Boston.com’s award-winning sports staff in the field, journalists who have been honored over the years by the Associated Press Sports Editors, National Headliner Awards and more. Special live guests will also join the show, ranging from local athletes, managers, coaches and front office personnel, to reporters, pundits and analysts from the sports world.
“When it comes to Boston and New England, nobody knows sports better than our staff,” said Caleb Solomon, managing editor of The Boston Globe. “We now have the opportunity to present our award-winning sports coverage with live video on Boston.com with the most up-to-the-minute news, commentary, and analysis, in a way that gives our audience the chance to interact with our sports reporters and columnists and be part of the show.”
Boston Sports Live brings the Globe and Boston.com’s award-winning sports content to life for readers in another format for those who are on-the-go, use digital devices and enjoy video. The show will be highly interactive, allowing Boston.com users to participate live with questions and comments. The host and guests will field and react to Facebook posts and Tweets with #bostonsportslive. Readers can also submit live questions and comments via an online chat platform. A “JetBlue Question of the Day” will be featured during JetBlue’s exclusive launch sponsorship.
In addition to the new multimedia content available through www.boston.com/bostonsportslive, readers can continue to find sports articles, team schedules and standings, live chats with sports staff and sports blogs at www.boston.com/sports.
More new video offerings are expected to launch on Boston.com in 2012.