New England Sports Network (NESN) for all of New England sign now

Major League Baseball has restricted New England Sports Network (NESN) from being aired in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and other portions of Southern Connecticut. Its reasoning is that this region of the state is considered the New York Tri-State Area and that its Yankee territory. I, along with others in the state of Connecticut, feel that this reasoning is insufficient, and that it should have no bearing on New England residents who wish to watch the Red Sox, a New England team, on a New England television station. All other areas of the state receive the channel as part of their basic cable package, free of additional charge. Although there are other methods of watching the games on television, they are not always delivered through NESN, which caters its broadcast to the fans of the teams. It is our right as Connecticut residents, to be able to receive NESN as a part of our cable package, across the board, since the entire state of Connecticut itself is considered to be New England.

This petition is to be sent to Major League Baseball, local news outlets, and state politicians, and NESN itself in an effort to convince Major League Baseball that NESN is coveted by a large portion of residents in the area it currently restricts and should be available for broadcast to the state of Connecticut in its entirety. New England sports teams have a vast fan base in this area of the state, regardless of its proximity to New York, and should be allowed the same rights as the rest of New England to watch these sporting events.

The object of this petition is to collect the names and contact information of supporters in and outside of this region who feel that the MLB restriction is unfair and the cause for action is legitimate.

Please show your support by signing this petition. Together we can succeed in urging Major League Baseball to broadcast New England Sports Network to ALL areas of New England.

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  • 13 December 2015800. Rachel C
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015799. Pauline D
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015798. Jennifer H
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015797. Stephen B
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015796. Joseph T
    If Fairfield County can support the Yankees AND the Mets it can certainly accomodate the Sox as well!!!
  • 10 December 2015795. James Go
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015794. Rich M
    Ridiculous to categorize our area of CT as Yankee territory and restrict the viewing of Red Sox games
  • 09 December 2015793. Jill P
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015792. Matthew Cb
    I think this blockout is a disgrace
  • 06 December 2015791. Joe C
    I was shocked when I moved from the Hartford area recently to find that NESN was no longer availiable here. Bad move on Cablevisions behalf. Address New Canaan, CT
  • 06 December 2015790. Robert T
    I support this petition
  • 06 December 2015789. Shane K
    I must say I am a true Mets fan (and we have SNY), but my fiance who I live with is a Hardcore Red Sox fan, so I call myself the Red Sox enthusiast, as she does the same for me and I believe the many Red Sox fans of the area deserve an opportunity to see
  • 05 December 2015788. Greg T
    I support this petition
  • 05 December 2015787. John D
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015786. Alex B
    Connecticut is New England, not a suburb of NYC Address Milford, CT
  • 03 December 2015785. Merouane B
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015784. Dr Peteram
    It's about time we get NESN
  • 01 December 2015783. Frank P
    My 85 year old grandmother, a lifetime Sox fan, should not HAVE to pay extra for "out of market" games. Not everyone in CT is a Yankee or Met fan. PICK UP NESN NOW!
  • 30 November 2015782. Sean Palmer
  • 29 November 2015781. Daniel W
    I love Paul, he represents the best of Boston sports Address 23 Parker Street, Rochdale, Ma
  • 28 November 2015780. Joanne D
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015779. James M
    Yankees suck
  • 26 November 2015778. Steve S
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015776. Kristopher B
    I support this petition
  • 18 November 2015775. Jeffrey Z
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015774. Cheryl S
    I support this petition

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Major League Baseball, local news stations, NESN, CT state politicians


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