One-Hour Documentary Airs Across the Country on CSNs, NBCSN
and Select NBC Owned Stations
Join the Conversation Across all Platforms with #CSNTOMBOY
Stamford, CT & Burlington, MA – February 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks & CSN New England announced the launch of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project that aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The first-of-its-kind integrated initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary, also titledTOMBOY, which will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, nationally distributed NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March (Check local listings). CSN New England’s debut of the documentary will air on Friday, March 10th at 7:30PM/ET.
Every weekday leading up to the launch, all of the CSN's will release daily podcasts, articles, and interviews with the biggest and most influential names in women’s sports to foster engagement and dialogue. Most CSN markets will also host symposiums in conjunction with local colleges to encourage participation and conversation at a regional level. CSN New England’s symposium will take place at the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University in Boston on Monday, March 6th. The invitation-only symposium will be hosted by CSN’s Trenni Kusnierek with a panel of high-profile guests. [Separate symposium media alert to come shortly].
The one-hour TOMBOY documentary -- which includes interviews with four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more -- features female stories and perspectives. The documentary will premiere during Women’s History Month in March (dates below).
“We are excited to share the stories of some of the most remarkable female athletes in the world,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “TOMBOYaims to elevate, invigorate and inspire the conversation about gender in sports, and we’re proud to create a platform for open, candid discussion featuring a variety of perspectives.”
Viewers can find the latest TOMBOY news and interviews, tailored to their regional athletes, across each CSN network’s website and social media handles (CSNNE.com; @CSNNE). Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY, and find additional information on the national Twitter and Facebook handles.
More information, including a trailer of the one-hour documentary special, is available here:http://www.csnne.com/tomboy
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