ROGERS SPORTSNET AND SPORTSNET RADIO STEP UP TO THE PLATE WITH 162 TORONTO BLUE JAYS GAMES

All Sportsnet games will be broadcast in HD

TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590 have all the bases covered during the Toronto Blue Jays regular season with broadcasts of all 162 games, starting with the season-opener April 1st at 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (PT) against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre.

Sportsnet's opener will be broadcast on the Rogers Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific channels. Sportsnet will broadcast 124 games on the four regional channels and 38 games on the nationally distributed Sportsnet ONE. All Sportsnet games will be broadcast in HD.

Former Blue Jay Manager Buck Martinez calls the action on Jays on Rogers Sportsnet, while former Jay Pat Tabler handles the analysis. Jamie Campbell is the host of Jays Connected pre-game show and the studio host for all Sportsnet broadcasts.

Jerry Howarth and Alan Ashby call the action on Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590 and Blue Jays Radio Network. They will be joined by studio host Mike Wilner, who hosts pre-game and post-game shows.

"Viewers and listeners will see a much more integrated broadcast in our television and radio production," said Rob Corte, Executive Producer, Live Events, Rogers Sportsnet. "We're excited about the opportunity to engage Blue Jays fans like never before."

Sportsnet's coverage for the Jays this season will also be highlighted by Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590's Mike Wilner on fan590.com conducting live chats during all Jays games. On sportsnet.ca, fans will have a choice of Scott Carson's column, Jamie Campbell's blog or a weekly blog by Martinez called "Ask Buck" which answers baseball questions from fans. 

Below is a link to the Jays regular season schedule on Sportsnet and Sportsnet Radio The FAN 590:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/jays_schedule2011.xls

For all the scores, highlights, breaking news and inside stories from MLB, tune in to Sportsnet Connected and log on to sportsnet.ca.

Rogers Sportsnet provides HD live-event coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball's 2011 World Series, NL and AL League Championships, MLB Divisionals, the 82nd Annual MLB All-Star Game, 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby.

SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.

For further information:

Rogers Sportsnet contacts:

Adam Auckbaraullee, Communications Officer
adam.auckbaraullee@sportsnet.rogers.com
416-764-6368

Dave Rashford, Director of Communications and On-Air Promotions
dave.rashford@sportsnet.rogers.com
416 -764-6361

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @RogersSportsnet

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/RogersSportsnet

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