TSN2 to Launch on Rogers Cable on Tuesday



    
       - TSN2 will be available on a free preview to Rogers customers
                           on Digital Channel 1 -

         - Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox three-game series is
         available exclusively on TSN2 starting on Tuesday, May 19 -
    

    TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - TSN and Rogers Cable confirmed today that they
have come to an agreement on distribution for the TSN2 service.
    Beginning on Tuesday, TSN2 will be available to Rogers subscribers on a
free preview on Rogers Digital Channel 1. At the end of the month, TSN2 will
be available to Rogers Digital VIP cable subscribers at its permanent channel
location on channel 98. As part of the agreement, TSN2 HD will be available to
customers who subscribe to TSN and have the HDTV Specialty Theme Pak.
    Rogers customers will have access to hundreds of live sporting events on
TSN2, including this week's key three-game series featuring the Toronto Blue
Jays taking on the Boston Red Sox in a battle for first place. TSN2 will have
exclusive and complete coverage of the series beginning on Tuesday, May 19 at
7 p.m. ET.
    "We are thrilled to have a deal in place to bring TSN2 to Rogers
customers," said Phil King, President of TSN. "TSN has always been about
giving fans more choice when it comes to watching live sports. Our agreement
with Rogers now gives their customers access to hundreds of exclusive live
events each year - including NHL, NBA action along with every inning from this
week's highly anticipated Jays-Red Sox series."
    TSN2's jam-packed line-up features 800+ hours of live major league sports
action each year. TSN2's powerful live sports roster includes Toronto Blue
Jays baseball, NHL, NBA, 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 its impressive slate of exclusive live sports events, TSN2
also delivers better timeslots for Western-based viewers with time-shifted
showings of TSN programming.
    For more information on TSN2 and a complete list of participating
television providers, visit TSN.ca.

    TSN

    Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, 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.(*) 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; all CFL games including the Grey Cup; 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;
UEFA Champions League Soccer; and HBO World Championship boxing. TSN HD 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 and on TSN
MOBILE - the portable version of TSN's industry-leading sports website.

    (*)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


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