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tsn-logoTSN will have live coverage tonight of the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement.

The 2013 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT will be made by Bill Hay, Hockey Hall of Fame CEO and Chairman of the Board, along with Co-Chairs of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee Jim Gregory and Pat Quinn.

Among the first-year eligible players for the Hockey Hall of Fame are Rob Blake, Rod Brind’Amour, Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer, Paul Kariya, and Markus Naslund.

TSN’s Gino Reda hosts the coverage and is joined by analysts Craig Button and Mike Johnson. Cory Woron will report live from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continue reading »

tsn-logoGolf will remain a big part of TSN’s schedule for the next few years with news that a new deal has been signed with the PGA.

The multi-year deal will see TSN continue to air nine PGA Tour events a year through until at least 2018 along with coverage of the Presidents Cup in 2015 and 2017.

As part of the new deal TSN retains exclusive early round coverage of the RBC Canadian Open along with broadcast rights to other popular PGA TOUR events including the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM and the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Continue reading »

tsn-logoAs part of the new deal beginning in 2015, TSN and RDS will have exclusive Canadian coverage of the US OPEN Finals for the first time.

TSN and RDS platforms will deliver 130+ hours of live US OPEN tennis coverage each year, including expanded coverage of the men’s and women’s early-round matches, round of 16, quarter-finals, semifinals and exclusive Canadian coverage of the Finals.

With the new deal, TSN and RDS remain the undisputed home of tennis in Canada with exclusive coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis events – the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON and US OPEN – delivering more than 500 hours of tennis coverage each season. Continue reading »

tsn-logoTSN has this week unveiled an iPhone app for the upcoming Masters golf tournament.

With the TSN Masters app, fans have access to bonus digital coverage from The Masters that goes beyond televised coverage on TSN and Global. Fans can now view up to five different live steams available exclusively on the TSN Masters app for iPhone and iPad, and online at TSN.ca. Continue reading »

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 »

TSN has announced that the network has signed a three-year deal with NBCUniversal Television Canada to air the Belmont Stakes – the final leg of horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown.

TSN’s coverage begins this year with Jockey Mario Gutierrez and Canadian thoroughbred I’ll Have Another looking to make history on Saturday by winning the elusive Triple Crown. TSN has live coverage of the Belmont Stakes on June 9 at 5 p.m. ET.

“There is nothing bigger in horse racing than winning the Triple Crown and we are thrilled to be able to bring the Belmont Stakes to Canadians for the next three years,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. “We’ll be joining all Canadians in cheering on I’ll Have Another on what could be a momentous occasion in Canadian sports history.” Continue reading »

From kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 9 in New Orleans to the final whistle at SUPER BOWL XLV in February in Arlington, CTV, TSN and TSN2 will bring Canadian fans the best match-ups the NFL has to offer as the networks today confirmed plans for their most comprehensive schedule yet for the 2010-11 NFL season.

Together, CTV, TSN and TSN2 boast the biggest – and most prestigious – NFL schedule in Canada, with exclusive Canadian coverage of the Sunday early-afternoon game package (1 p.m. ET), SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, every NFL playoff game and the coveted SUPER BOWL.

New for this season is TSN2’s schedule of games complementing CTV’s package of early afternoon match-ups with a marquee national game – giving viewers in most Canadian markets a choice between two different NFL games every Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. In addition, TSN has exclusive Canadian coverage of the NFL DRAFT and special gridiron-themed segments on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca.

The 2010-11 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN with the highly-anticipated NFL Kickoff Game from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA, featuring a rematch of last season’s thrilling NFC Championship game between the eventual SUPER BOWL XLIV champion New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

On CTV and TSN2, the new NFL season kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET with a full slate of marquee NFL match-ups. This weekend’s games on CTV and TSN2 are as follows:

 

• Cincinnati @ New England – airing on CTV HD West, CTV British Columbia, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Ottawa, CTV Montreal and CTV Atlantic

 

• Miami @ Buffalo – airing on CTV HD East, CTV Toronto and CTV Southwestern Ontario

 

• Carolina @ New York Giants – airing on CTV Alberta and TSN2

 

CTV and TSN2 will announce their remaining schedules of NFL games on a week-by-week basis. All regular season NFL match-ups on CTV and TSN2 will be immediately followed by a special post-game edition of SPORTSCENTRE with anchor Jay Onrait.

In addition to CTV’s NFL regular season Sunday early-afternoon game package (1 p.m. ET), the network also features every NFL Playoff game and the SUPER BOWL – the single most-watched sporting event in North America. Last year, CTV and RDS attracted a record combined audience of 6.7 million viewers for SUPER BOWL XLIV in Canada, as game MVP Drew Brees led his New Orleans Saints to an impressive victory over the Indianapolis Colts and NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

TSN will televise 34 NFL games this season, delivering back-to-back nights of appointment television with exclusive Canadian coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. On Sunday, Sept. 12, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL showcases Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys visiting Donovan McNabb and the new-look Washington Redskins at 8:15 p.m. ET, while MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL features doubleheader action on Monday, Sept. 13 with Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET. All games on TSN are available in High Definition. 

TSN’s jam-packed NFL lineup also features the popular preview/wrap-up shows SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA, NFL PRIMETIME and MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN, as well as the NFL DRAFT and special gridiron-themed segments on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca.

 

NFL on TSN Broadcast Campaign:

 

Sundays

• SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN – 11 a.m. ET

TSN gets viewers primed for Sunday afternoon NFL action with the two-hour preview show SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET leading into CTV and TSN2’s 1 p.m. ET game coverage. Host Chris Berman is joined on the program by analysts and former NFLers Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter and Tom Jackson, former head coach Mike Ditka, Chris Mortensen and NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Emmy Award-winning show previews the upcoming week in the NFL and provides analysis, team news, weekly features and timely updates.

 

• FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA – 7 p.m. ET

Leading into TSN’s weekly coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA. The one-hour preview show airs every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and features highlights, interviews and game analysis from some of the most respected NFL journalists and former players.

 

• SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – immediately following FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is back for another season on TSN with coverage of all regular season Sunday night games. The broadcast team includes Al Michaels handling play-by-play duties alongside game analyst Cris Collinsworth, and Andrea Kremer reporting from the sidelines. Action gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 8:15 p.m. ET with the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Washington Redskins in a classic NFC East match-up.

 

Mondays

• NFL PRIMETIME – 4 p.m. ET

NFL PRIMETIME returns to TSN’s Monday afternoon lineup at 4 p.m. ET for the 2010-11 season. Trey Wingo hosts the one-hour program from the site of each week’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game and is joined by analysts Merrill Hoge and Trent Dilfer in studio. NFL PRIMETIME offers a recap of all the NFL action from the weekend as well as a preview of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL contest.

 

• MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN – 7 p.m. ET

The MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN preview show returns to TSN beginning Monday, Sept. 13, featuring host Chris Berman in the ESPN studios alongside Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson and Chris Mortensen. Complementing the in-studio coverage is host Stuart Scott, who will be on location in the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL host city with analysts Matt Millen and Steve Young, and reporters Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya. The show, which leads into TSN’s coverage of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, also provides viewers with interviews, highlights and up-to-the-minute news from around the NFL.

 

• MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – immediately following MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN

The most-watched series in U.S. cable television history, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL returns to TSN for an exciting fifth season on Monday, Sept. 13 with a doubleheader featuring Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET. TSN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL broadcast schedule features exclusive Canadian coverage of all 17 regular season Monday night match-ups. ESPN’s Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and former SUPER BOWL-winning coach Jon Gruden will call the action from the broadcast booth with Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.

 

NFL on SPORTSCENTRE

SPORTSCENTRE boasts a massive lineup of football coverage each week during the NFL season featuring extensive news and highlights from every NFL game, as well as weekly NFL segments, providing fans with more NFL analysis and insight than ever. On Mondays, Jesse Palmer returns with his popular Monday Morning Quarterback segment, where the former NFL pivot provides analysis and commentary on the weekend’s games. On Thursdays, TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back for another expert season of Risky Business, as the Big Man offers his four weekly picks against the spread. And on Saturdays, the always entertaining Chris Berman returns to SPORTSCENTRE with his 2-Minute Drill, where the ESPN football host gives viewers his predictions for head-to-head match-ups for the upcoming week in the NFL.

 

NFL on TSN.ca

Fans can enjoy highlights of their favourite NFL teams on TSN.ca with the TSN Video Player, along with on-demand viewings of Jesse Palmer’s Monday Morning Quarterback segments. Fans can also sound off on the latest hot topics around the NFL in the weekly Audibles forum available on TSN.ca. Fans can also follow the NFL on TSN with the TSN iPhone app featuring the latest news and up-to-the-minute scores and stats from around the league.

Schultz’s popular TSN.ca column, Schultz Against the World, returns for another season and fans are invited to go head-to-head against TSN’s NFL expert by picking the winners of each game. The Big Man’s column is complemented by a weekly video that wraps up his picks for the week. 

Palmer’s weekly column is also back this season on TSN.ca with his thoughts from the week-that-was in the NFL. In addition to all of the up-to-the-minute stats, scores, news and information from each and every NFL game, TSN.ca has a comprehensive season preview that includes team-by-team breakdowns, pre-season power rankings, a fantasy football primer, and Schultz’s predictions and pre-season SUPER BOWL pick for the upcoming NFL season.

 

The 2010-11 NFL on TSN broadcast schedule is as follows:

September

• Thursday, Sept. 9 – Minnesota @ New Orleans at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 12 – Dallas @ Washington at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 13 – Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 13 – San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 19 – New York Giants @ Indianapolis at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ San Francisco at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 26 – New York Jets @ Miami at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 27 – Green Bay @ Chicago at 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October

• Sunday, Oct. 3 – Chicago @ New York Giants at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 4 – New England @ Miami at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 10 – Philadelphia @ San Francisco at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 11 – Minnesota @ New York Jets at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 17 – Indianapolis @ Washington at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 18 – Tennessee @ Jacksonville at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 24 – Minnesota @ Green Bay at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 25 – New York Giants @ Dallas at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 31 – Pittsburgh @ New Orleans at 8:15 p.m. ET

 

November

• Monday, Nov. 1 – Houston @ Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 7 – Dallas @ Green Bay at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 14 – New England @ Pittsburgh at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 15 – Philadelphia @ Washington at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 21 – New York Giants @ Philadelphia at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 22 – Denver @ San Diego at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 28 – San Diego @ Indianapolis at 8:15 p.m. ET*

• Monday, Nov. 29 – San Francisco @ Arizona at 8:30 p.m. ET

 

December

• Sunday, Dec. 5 – Pittsburgh @ Baltimore at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 6 – New York Jets @ New England at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 12 – Philadelphia @ Dallas at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 13 – Baltimore @ Houston at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 19 – Green Bay @ New England at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 20 – Chicago @ Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 26 – San Diego @ Cincinnati at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 27 – New Orleans @ Atlanta at 8:30 p.m. ET

*On TSN2