- TSN 690 and CJAD 800 to provide exclusive live English-language radio
coverage of Montreal Impact for the next three seasons -
- New broadcast rights agreement delivers all Montreal Impact regular
season and playoff games to radio for the first time -
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MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - TSN Radio 690 in Montreal today announced
that it will kick off a multi-year broadcast rights agreement with the
Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer (MLS) this season. As Montreal's
English-language all-sports station, TSN 690 will team with sister
station CJAD 800 to provide exclusive broadcast coverage of all Impact
regular season and playoff games for at least the next three seasons,
bringing all Impact away games to radio for the first time as part of
the new agreement.
Montrealers can set their dial to AM 690, listen online at TSN.ca/Montreal, and tune in with the TSN app for live game broadcasts. Rick Moffat of TSN 690 and Brian Wilde of CTV Montreal share play-by-play duties, while former Montreal Impact
striker Grant Needham handles colour commentary.
Radio coverage of the Impact on TSN 690 complements TSN's extensive
coverage of MLS as the league's official broadcaster. MLS ON TSN's
acclaimed team of soccer experts, Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and
Kristian Jack, deliver breaking news and in-depth analysis on the
league all season long.
TSN 690 also delivers extensive coverage of the Impact from TSN's team
of soccer experts, including Noel Butler, who delivers regular reports on the team for TSN 690 throughout the
season. Fans can also visit TSN.ca for breaking MLS news, Butler's blog, along with video highlights, columns, podcasts, and Twitter updates.
"We are very enthusiastic about this announcement. Our wonderful fans
can now listen to all our games on radio," said Montreal Impact
President Joey Saputo. "It's important to gain accessibility that
allows our growing supporters to follow the Impact games in different
ways. We are proud to partner up with a radio station that has
maintained a great interest in soccer for many years now, and who is
well established on the Montreal sports scene."
"Excitement for the Montreal Impact is at an all-time high following
their run to the MLS playoffs last season, and TSN 690 is thrilled to
offer this growing fan base full access to all Impact games," said
Chris Bury, Program Director, TSN Radio 690. "Today's announcement
strengthens our ability to provide Montreal fans with the best in major
league sports. With this new agreement, along with every Montreal
Canadiens game and our marquee NFL coverage, TSN 690 is Montreal's
undisputed market leader in live English-language major league action."
The Impact join TSN 690's packed schedule of live broadcast coverage,
which includes every Montreal Canadiens game, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL,
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, Sunday afternoon NFL action, the Barclays
Premier League, and exclusive rights to the GREY CUP and IIHF WORLD
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