Fox Sports has announced the launch of a new network for the New Jersey Devils that will air exclusive coverage of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fox Sports New Jersey will be the first sports network to air a New Jersey-based team since the launch in 2017 of Fox Sports New York, which has a total of 11 regional sports networks.
Fox Sports is the parent company of Fox News Channel and Fox Sports 2.
The network will be available in more than 1,400 local markets and more than 70% of the U.S. population.
The network will feature an on-demand digital hub for the team’s home games, as well as the first-ever game on the new Fox Sports Go platform.
The game, which will air live, will be streamed live across multiple platforms.
The new Fox New Jersey lineup will be a significant addition to the Devils, which are in their 13th season of being a part of Fox’s coverage, and the team has been the subject of a lot of criticism for the way it handles player discipline and its handling of injuries.
The team has made a number of changes, including the signing of New Jersey native Andrew Desjardins to a five-year, $35 million contract.
The Devils also announced the release of former New York Rangers forward Jussi Jokinen and drafted defenseman Andrew Cogliano.ESPN.com will be carrying a slate of New England-based games on the network, including an exclusive on-air look at the Boston Red Bulls.
Fox’s new coverage will be joined by ESPN2, ESPN’s regional channel, and ESPN Deportes.