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NBA basketballer Mickael Pietrus has got some screen-time on NBA TV Canada this week after bombing a pre-game chat between presenters Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton.

The Toronto Raptors player busted out some sweet dance moves behind Jones and Hamilton, who continued with their presentation despite Pietrus’s antics behind them.

Bell has announced an expansion of its sports coverage on Bell Mobile TV.

NBA TV Canada and NBA on TSN have been added to the service, giving customers access to games and original shows such as NBA game Time, Open Court and The Jump.

NBA on TSN will also allow customers to watch the NBA All0-Star Games, Playoffs, and the Finals, as well as extensive coverage of the Toronto Raptors.

“Bell Mobile TV’s addition of non-stop basketball action from NBA TV Canada and NBA on TSN means keeping up with your favourite sports, anytime, anywhere, just got better,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell’s Chief Brand Officer. Continue reading »

Wednesday night’s Toronto Raptors’ opening game against the Indiana Pacers was watched by an average audience of 346,000 viewers – making it the most-watched Toronto Raptors game since the 2009-10 season.

Overall, according to audience data from BBM Canada, more than 1.7 million unique viewers watched some or all of Wednesday night’s match-up on TSN.

TSN is the official broadcaster of the Toronto Raptors with 47 games on TSN and TSN2 this season. The next game is Sunday, November 4 when the Raptors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2. Continue reading »

The NBA brings its talents to TSN and TSN2, as the networks once again post up as the official broadcaster of the Toronto Raptors and the NBA in Canada with a 100-game package featuring 47 Raptors match-ups.

Throughout the 2012-13 season, TSN and TSN2 will also deliver a total of 53 NBA games to fans featuring U.S.-based teams.

In addition to the regular season broadcast schedule, TSN and TSN2 have live coverage of NBA All-Stars Weekend and the NBA Playoffs, as well as exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA Finals. Continue reading »

Canada’s Sports Leader is in Newark, NJ, on the day young basketball prospects dream of, as TSN has complete coverage of the 2012 NBA DRAFT on June 28 at 7 p.m. ET.

Leading into TSN’s NBA Draft coverage, hoops fans can get a preview of the DRAFT on TSN2 with the Draft Preview Special at 6 p.m. ET and recap of the draft at 12 midnight ET with the Draft preview Special.

This year’s draft order has the Toronto Raptors selecting eighth overall, while the New Orleans Hornets hold the first overall pick. Kentucky Wild star Anthony Davis is widely expected to go first overall. Continue reading »

TSN has basketball fans covered for the final round of the NBA Playoffs, as Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder battle LeBron James and the Miami Heat for the prestigious Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy in the 2012 NBA Finals.

The series tips off tomorrow (Tuesday, June 12) at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, with the network producing a special 30-minute pre-game show before every match-up (see complete broadcast schedule below).

Games are also available live on TSN Mobile TV and on the following Bell Media sports radio stations: TSN Radio Toronto (AM 1050), TSN Radio Montreal(AM 990), Team 1410 in Vancouver and Team 1200 in Ottawa. Continue reading »