-- Shaw and Star Choice Join Growing Roster of Distributors to Bring TSN2
to Canadians --
-- TSN2 Delivers Exclusive Live Sporting events, including the Edmonton
@ Montreal CFL game on Sunday --
TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - TSN2 confirmed today that the channel will be
available to even more Canadian sports fans. Shaw and Star Choice have added
Canada's newest sports network beginning Friday, Sept. 19. Star Choice and
Shaw customers will have access to hundreds of live sporting events on TSN2,
including live coverage of this weekend's CFL game featuring Edmonton @
Montreal, on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. ET.
TSN2 will be available on Star Choice channels 401 (standard definition)
and 269 (HD). Shaw will launch TSN2 in most markets on channels 147 (standard
definition) and 226 (HD).
"Canadian sports fans want access to more live sports and we are thrilled
that Star Choice and Shaw have joined our roster of distributors in bringing
TSN2 and this weekend's CFL game to sports fans," said Phil King, President,
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.
TSN2 also delivers better timeslots for Western-based viewers with
time-shifted showings of TSN programming.
Details on TSN2's exclusive NHL and NBA 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.
TSN2 is available through television service providers across the country
including nationally on Bell TV and Star Choice. For more information on TSN2
and a complete list of participating television providers, visit TSN.ca.
Provider Channel No.
Access (Regina) 264, 547 HD
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
Ex-Cen Cablevision 64
Nexicom Communications 407
Novus Entertainment 236
Persona (Ontario) 500
Shaw 147, 226 HD
Star Choice 401, 269 HD
Westman Communications Group 69
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
offer 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
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