TSN to Broadcast 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship

- TSN and TSN2 to deliver live NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage beginning March 17 -

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TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - TSN announced today it will have live coverage of this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, commonly referred to as NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®. Complete coverage of the 2011 tournament is available to Canadian fans on TSN and TSN2 beginning Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

"It's hard to find an event with as much drama and excitement as NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. "We are thrilled to add this marquee property to the TSN and TSN2 schedules. Bringing the NCAA tournament to TSN is another example of our commitment to giving Canadians the biggest events in sports."

TSN will produce an original studio show for pre- and post-game analysis, along with live look-ins to various games.

All games on TSN and TSN2 will be broadcast nationally in High Definition.

This agreement is the latest in a series of recently announced major acquisitions for TSN. 

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada's most-watched specialty network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada, TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, Season of Champions Curling, Golf's Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN is a division of CTVglobemedia.

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For further information:

Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@ctv.ca
Gail Dent, NCAA, (w) 317-917-6117, gdent@ncaa.org

Twitter: @TSN_PR


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