Red Sox Go All-HD on NESN

New England Sports Network said Thursday that it will become the first regional sports network to air an entire season in HD when it delivers every game of the 2006 season for Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox.

The network added that it produced 152 live HD games in 2005, and it plans to boost that total to more than 225 in 2006.

In addition to game coverage, NESN will also originate more than 700 studio programs in HD this year, the network said.

NESN will fire the first pitch of its 2006 baseball season Friday, Feb. 17, with 45 days of Red Sox spring-training coverage including daily reports from Tom Caron and Don Orsillo on NESN SportsDesk.