TSN2 Launches Nationally on Bell TV



    
               -- New national 24-hour sports digital network
                      is now available across Canada --
             -- TSN2 is home to exclusive live sporting events --
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    TORONTO, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - More games, more sports, more choice - and now
in more Canadian homes! TSN2, Canada's newest 24-hour sports network,
announced today that it is now available across Canada on national digital
television provider Bell TV. TSN2 became available on the service just moments
ago, giving Bell TV customers access to hundreds of live sports events.
    Bell TV customers who subscribe to TSN will automatically receive TSN2 on
channel 403. TSN2 will also be available in HD on channel 848.
    "This is a big win for Canadian sports fans," said Phil King, President,
TSN. "We've heard loud and clear from our viewers that they want TSN2
available in their homes, and we are thrilled that Bell TV has joined our
growing roster of distributors in giving Canadians more big games and more
choice when it comes to watching live sporting events. There is simply no
substitute for watching games live, and in just the first few weeks of TSN2's
launch, the network has given Canadians exclusive live coverage of major
events that couldn't be seen anywhere else. We're thrilled that Bell TV
subscribers will now be able to join us for all of the action."
    "Bell is thrilled to be among the first TV service providers to offer
this great new channel to Canadians," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell
Residential Services. "With the addition of TSN2, Bell TV continues to be
Canada's leading digital TV provider, offering more HD channels than any other
provider coast to coast."
    TSN2's jam-packed line-up features 800+ hours of live major league sports
action annually, with an average of one exclusive live event/game per day.
Details on TSN2's exclusive NHL, NBA and UEFA Champions League games will be
announced in the next few days.
    TSN2's powerful live sports roster will also include curling,
international hockey, golf, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide
Series, IndyCar Series, Grand Slam Tennis, boxing, mixed martial arts and NCAA
football and basketball.
    In addition to being distributed nationally by Bell TV, TSN2 continues to
be available through digital television service providers in Ontario,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Maritimes and Newfoundland on
the following providers:

    
        Provider                                Channel No.
        --------                                -----------
        Access (Regina)                         264
        Aliant                                  99
        Amtelecom                               110
        Bell TV                                 403, 848 HD
        Bluewater TV Cable                      64
        City West Cable & Telephone Corp        133
        Coast Cable                             295
        Cogeco                                  156, 729 HD
        Delta Cable                             295
        EastLink                                100
        Ex-Cen Cablevision                      64
        Nexicom Communications                  407
        Novus Entertainment                     236
        Persona (Ontario)                       500
        SaskTel                                 115
        Westman Communications Group            69
    

    For more information regarding the distribution and availability of TSN2,
viewers are encouraged to contact their digital television service provider or
visit TSN.ca.

    TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the
Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN was voted the No. 1 source for
sports coverage and news by sports fans across the country.(xx) TSN's
comprehensive broadcast schedule features SportsCentre, the NHL and first
three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; International Hockey including the
IIHF World Junior Championship; the Olympic Games through 2012; CFL including
Friday Night Football; NFL including Sunday and Monday Night Football; PGA
TOUR and all four golf Majors; Blue Jays baseball; Raptors basketball and the
NBA Finals; Season of Champions Curling; Auto Racing including NASCAR, Formula
One and IRL; Tennis and all four Grand Slam events; EURO 2008 and UEFA
Champions League Soccer; and HBO World Championship boxing. TSN HD and TSN2
offers more sports coverage, more hours and more events in High Definition
than any other network in Canada. TSN is available in 9 million households.
TSN's programming and news content is also available online at TSN.ca.

    
    (xx) 2007/2008 Roper Reports Canada
    




For further information:

For further information: Greg McIsaac, (w) (416) 332-5180, (c) (416)
458-3591 or gmcisaac@tsn.ca; Chobi Liang, (w) (416) 332-7584, (c) (416)
859-4738 or cliang@tsn.ca; Simon Bassett, (w) (416) 332-7599 or
sbassett@tsn.ca


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