CTV announces Super Bowl XLV broadcast schedule

It’s the biggest party on the biggest sports stage in North America and it’s coming to CTV on Sunday, as CTV has exclusive Canadian coverage of SUPER BOWL XLV featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Green Bay Packers in the ultimate fight for the Vince Lombardi trophy.

CTV’s coverage of SUPER BOWL XLV airs nationally in High Definition on February 6 beginning at 12 noon ET with six hours of pre-game programming on SUPER BOWL Sunday (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). 

TSN kicks off coverage of SUPER BOWL XLV with a four-hour championship edition of SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN at 10 a.m. ET, while RDS’s coverage of the big game begins at 5:30 p.m. ET.

SUPER BOWL Sunday on CTV concludes with the shocking season finale of the international hit series FLASHPOINT immediately following SUPER BOWL XLV at 10 p.m. ET. In the gripping season three cliff-hanger episode, Canada’s favourite TV cop unit is threatened like never before, as the fate of Team One and the life of one of the team’s own hang in the balance.

“The SUPER BOWL is an unparalleled spectacle of pro sports and pop culture that transcends all genres and translates into one of the biggest days on television. There really is nothing else quite like it and CTV is extremely proud to deliver this marquee, must-see event to football fans across Canada,” said Phil King, President of Sports and Executive Vice-President of Programming, CTV. 

Calling the SUPER BOWL are veteran NFL broadcaster Joe Buck and analyst and three-time SUPER BOWL champion Troy Aikman from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. The SUPER BOWL halftime show, sponsored in Canada by Pepsico, features the Grammy Award-winning pop group Black Eyed Peas, while pop superstar Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem prior to kick-off.

Once again, CTV is on pace to sell out all available advertising time for one of the biggest events of the broadcast season. Labatt and Hyundai have returned as major sponsors of the SUPER BOWL broadcast on CTV with Nissan and Chevrolet also becoming major sponsors this year. Many of the advertisers have confirmed that they will debut new campaigns on CTV during the SUPER BOWL broadcast.

Last year’s SUPER BOWL broadcast was watched by more than 6.3 million viewers on CTV.


Broadcast Schedule

CTV gets fans up-close and personal with the biggest names on the NFL’s grandest stage prior to SUPER BOWL XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6 with six hours of all-encompassing coverage leading up to the most-watched sporting event in North America. TSN also hits the gridiron on Sunday with a super-sized SUPER BOWL edition of SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN at 10 a.m. ET. 


The broadcast schedule is as follows (subject to change):


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET

Host Chris Berman is joined live on location in Fort Worth’s Sundance Square by his usual stable of Sunday NFL analysts – Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson and Chris Mortensen – and Insider Adam Schefter as they set the table for SUPER BOWL XLV. SUPER BOWL champions Tedy Bruschi, Trent Dilfer and Steve Young also contribute to the show, while the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL team of Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden are joined by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.



12 noon – 1 p.m. ET

Produced by Emmy-Award winning NFL Films, ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL captures the most dramatic moments and sound bites of the 2010 NFL season, from the opening kickoff from the Louisiana Superdome during Week 1 in September, through the AFC and NFC Championship Games.



1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET

The NFL Films-produced documentary uses High Definition footage to detail how the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers each reached the NFL’s championship game.



2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee anchor the SUPER BOWL XLV pre-game show live from outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, alongside analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, reporters Pam Oliver and Chris Myers, comedic prognosticator Frank Caliendo, NFL Insider Jay Glazer and NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira. The pre-game show tees up the championship tilt with an in-depth look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, along with additional analysis, features, interviews and celebrity sightings in Dallas.



6 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET

The Steelers and the Packers go head-to-head for the Vince Lombardi trophy in SUPER BOWL XLV live from state-of-the-art Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.


FLASHPOINT – “Fault Lines” – on CTV

10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET

In the most-coveted timeslot in prime time television, CTV’s international hit series FLASHPOINT concludes its third season with a shocking season finale that has Team One grappling with life and death choices and tough decisions. The gripping episode guest stars renowned actor Victor Garber (ALIAS, ELI STONE) as an elite military psychologist who sets his sights on destroying Team One by exposing deep secrets and faults amongst the top cop unit.

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