TSN2 is Canada's Most-Watched Digital Channel

     -TSN2 to announce key acquisitions of major sports properties in the
                                coming weeks-

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - BBM Canada's official audience data for January 2010, confirms that TSN2 now ranks as the most-watched digital channel in Canada in overall average audience and in all of the key advertising demographics.

Among all specialty channels in Canada, TSN2 ranks 21st for overall audience ahead of many long-established analogue channels.

Last month, TSN2 featured dozens of hours of exclusive live NHL, NBA, NCAA and NLL event coverage. TSN2 also set a new audience benchmark for audiences on a digital channel with an average audience of 902,000 viewers for the IIHF World Junior Championship semifinal featuring the United States and Sweden.

"There is nothing that our viewers love more than live events and TSN2's impressive schedule has made it one of the 'go-to-channels' for sports fans," says Phil King, President of TSN. "Our plan is to keep growing TSN2 by giving fans more live coverage of major sporting events along with more of the best sports coverage possible. We are looking forward to announcing some key additions to the TSN2 schedule in the coming weeks."

A recent change to TSN2's condition of license will allow the network to broadcast even more live sports and exclusive programming that is not available anywhere else.

TSN2 has secured the broadcast rights to several major sports properties. Details on the acquisitions and changes to the TSN2 broadcast schedule will be made in the coming weeks.


TSN2, a division of CTVglobemedia, brings Canadian sport fans a jam-packed lineup of major league sports action, with exclusive live events and encore telecasts of key sporting events. TSN2's roster features an exciting lineup of sports and events, including the NHL, Blue Jays baseball, 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. Also available in High Definition, sports fans can access TSN2 through television service providers across the country. For more information on TSN2 and a complete list of participating television providers, visit TSN.ca.


For further information: For further information: Greg McIsaac, (w) (416) 384-5180, (c) (416) 458-3591, greg.mcisaac@ctv.ca; Simon Bassett, (w) (416) 384-7599, simon.bassett@ctv.ca

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