Shaw and Telus Among Initial Distributors
TSN announced today that its highly-anticipated expanded package of five national feeds will debut across Canada on Monday, August 25 – delivering more sports, more choice, and #MoreTSN to Canadian sports fans than ever before.
Optimized to give Canadians the most extensive selection of sports programming on television, TSN’s suite of five national channels – branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 – will deliver a slate of expanded programming, including the ability to schedule key programming to serve multiple time zones.
TSN’s five national feeds will be available to subscribers on the first day of the U.S. Open, enabling Canada’s Sports Leader to broadcast an unprecedented amount of live coverage of the final tennis Grand Slam of the season.
TSN also confirmed today that the expanded five-feed service will debut in millions of Canadian homes, with a slate of leading television service providers already signed on to carry the service.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the reaction to our expansion plans across the industry – it’s clear that our viewers, partners, and clients all want more choice and more access to the biggest events in sports,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “We are delighted that so many television service providers have signed on for the launch, and we are looking forward to announcing further distribution partners in the coming weeks.”
The following distributors are among the first to offer TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 to their customers when it launches on August 25:
Bell Fibe TV
Cogeco Cable Inc.
FibreOP TV (Bell Aliant)
TELUS Optik TV
Key programming highlights that viewers can expect to see across TSN’s suite of five national feeds include:
· More live game coverage
· More choice of games and events taking place at the same time
· Expanded coverage of marquee live events
· Effective scheduling of TSN news and studio shows, including SportsCentre
· NHL hockey
· ESPN programming
· New acquisitions and partnerships