RDS Unveils Full Details of Its FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM Coverage

— 26 May, 2015

– All matches in the tournament will be broadcast live on RDS, RDS2 or RDS INFO –
– Warm-up match between Canada and England: Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. ET on RDS –
– Opening match between Canada and China: Saturday, June 6, at 6 p.m. ET on RDS –
– Claudine Douville and Jean Gounelle on hand for all Team Canada matches –
– RDS.ca/FIFA: special section with everything fans need to know –
– Follow the conversation on Twitter: #RDSCMF2015 –

Montreal, Monday, May 25, 2015—RDS, official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup from 2015 to 2026, today unveiled the details of its FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015TM coverage. From June 6 to July 5, RDS, RDS2 and RDS INFO will broadcast all 52 matches of this prestigious event live. RDS will be paying special attention to the progress of Team Canada, notably including a 30-minute pre-game show before each of its matches. Following its inspirational bronze medal-winning performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, hopes are high for the squad led by captain Christine Sinclair. The team members include several Quebecers: Marie-Eve Nault, Rhian Wilkinson and Josée Bélanger.   RDS will kick off its coverage of the tournament on Saturday, June 6, at 5:30 p.m. ET, with the pre-game show before the match between Canada and China, live from Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.   Held in six different Canadian cities (Montreal, Edmonton, Moncton, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver), the dramatic conclusion of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015TM will take place on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET, when BC Place in Vancouver hosts the final (see broadcast schedule below).   WARM-UP MATCH On Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. ET, RDS will present the match between Canada and England. This friendly represents the last opportunity for both teams to finalize their preparations before the start of this showpiece event for global women’s soccer.   The FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015TM also marks the start of a 12-year broadcasting agreement between Bell Media and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).   BROADCAST TEAM Claudine Douville and Jean Gounelle will travel across the country to provide play-by-play commentary and analysis for all matches involving Team Canada live from the stadium. They will also be on hand for 20 other matchups throughout the tournament.   For the remaining matches in the tournament, commentary and analysis will mainly be handled by the combination of François-Etienne Corbin and Patrick Leduc. Also part of the team are Patrick Friolet and Valmie Ouellet, who will be behind the microphone for several matches.   Michel Y. Lacroix and Hélène Pelletier will be in the studio before games and at half-time. They will be supported by analysts Andrew Olivieri, Valmie Ouellet, Cindy Walsh and Jonathan Bourgault.   Finally, correspondent Émilie Duquette will be accompanying Team Canada on a daily basis throughout the tournament and will provide reports during pre-game shows.   RDS.ca/FIFA RDS.ca and the RDS GO application will feature a special section bringing together videos, news, photos, the schedule and information about the Canadian team, the groups and the host cities. Throughout the tournament, Claudine Douville, Jean Gounelle and Patrick Leduc will provide exclusive online content. Fans can also access live chats and biographical and historical segments.   For all matches, live streaming and on-demand viewing will be available to subscribers of participating providers via RDS GO.   Naturally, viewers can watch highlights of all matches on various RDS news shows, as well as commentary on the latest developments by Patrick Leduc.   BROADCAST SCHEDULE  
Friday May 29
·         Canada vs. England Warm-up 7 p.m. ET RDS
Saturday June 6
·         Canada vs. China Group A 5:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         New Zealand vs. Holland Group A 8:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Sunday June 7
·         Norway vs. Thailand Group B 12:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         Germany vs. Ivory Coast Group B 4:00 p.m. ET RDS
Monday June 8
·         Sweden vs. Nigeria Group D 3:55 p.m. ET RDS2
·         Cameroon vs. Ecuador Group C 6:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         United States vs. Australia Group D 7:25 p.m. ET RDS
·         Japan vs. Switzerland Group C 9:55 p.m. ET RDS2
Tuesday June 9
·         France vs. England Group F 12:55 p.m. ET RDS
·         Spain vs. Costa Rica Group E 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Colombia vs. Mexico Group F 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         Brazil vs. South Korea Group E 6:55 p.m. ET RDS
Thursday June 11
·         Germany vs. Norway Group B 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         China vs. Holland Group A 6:00 p.m. ET RDS2
·         Ivory Coast vs. Thailand Group B 6:55 p.m. ET RDS INFO
·         Canada vs. New Zealand Group A 8:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Friday June 12
·         Australia vs. Nigeria Group D 4:55 p.m. ET RDS2
·         Switzerland vs. Ecuador Group C 7:00 p.m. ET RDS2
·         United States vs. Sweden Group D 7:55 p.m. ET RDS
·         Japan vs. Cameroon Group C 9:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
Saturday June 13
·         France vs. Colombia Group F 12:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Brazil vs. Spain Group E 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         England vs. Mexico Group F 4:00 p.m. ET RDS2
·         South Korea vs. Costa Rica Group E 6:55 p.m. ET RDS INFO
Monday June 15
·         Ivory Coast vs. Norway Group B 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Thailand vs. Germany Group B 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         Holland vs. Canada Group A 7:00 p.m. ET* RDS
·         China vs. New Zealand Group A 7:00 p.m. ET* RDS2
Tuesday June 16
·         Ecuador vs. Japan Group C 4:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Switzerland vs. Cameroon Group C 4:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         Nigeria vs. United States Group D 7:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Australia vs. Sweden Group D 7:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
Wednesday June 17
·         Mexico vs. France Group F 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         England vs. Colombia Group F 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         Costa Rica vs. Brazil Group E 6:55 p.m. ET RDS
·         South Korea vs. Spain Group E 6:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
Saturday June 20
·         1B vs. 3ACD Match 39 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         2A vs. 2C Match 37 7:00 p.m. ET* RDS2
Sunday June 21
·         1E vs. 2D Match 41 12:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         1F vs. 2E Match 40 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS2
·         1A vs. 3CDE Match 44 7 p.m. ET* RDS2
Monday June 22
·         2B vs. 2F Match 43 4:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         1D vs. 3BEF Match 38 7:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Tuesday June 23
·         1C vs. 3ABF Match 42 9:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Friday June 26
·         Winner of 39 vs. Winner of 40 Match 46 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Winner of 37 vs. Winner of 38 Match 45 7:00 p.m. ET* RDS
Saturday June 27
·         Winner of 41 vs. Winner of 42 Match 47 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
·         Winner of 43 vs. Winner of 44 Match 48 7 p.m. ET* RDS
Tuesday June 30
·         Winner of 45 vs. Winner of 46 Match 49 6:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Wednesday July 1
·         Winner of 47 vs. Winner of 48 Match 50 6:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Saturday July 4
·         Loser of 49 vs. Loser of 50 Match 51 3:30 p.m. ET* RDS
Sunday July 5
·         Winner of 49 vs. Winner of 50 Match 52 6:30 p.m. ET* RDS
*Includes 30-minute pre-game show
 CTV and TSN will provide English-language coverage of the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015TM.        

RDS is Canada’s French-language sports broadcasting leader and Quebec’s number-one specialty network. In addition to its world-class content delivered across multiple platforms, including RDS, RDS2, RDS Info, RDS.ca and RDS GO, it offers the broadest portfolio of French-language sports programming in the world. Official broadcaster of the Montreal Canadiens, CFL and Grey Cup, NFL and Super Bowl, MLS and MLS Cup, MLB and World Series, FIFA World Cup from 2015 to 2022 and EURO 2016, and UEFA Europa League and Champions League, as well as exclusive French-language broadcaster of the Montreal Alouettes, F1 and the Tour de France, RDS broadcasts almost 4,000 hours of live programming each year across its various channels, including Montreal Impact soccer, UFC, the IIHF World Junior Championship, NASCAR, PGA Tour golf (including the four majors), ATP tennis (including the four Grand Slam tournaments), Barclays Premier League soccer, NCAA March Madness basketball, Season of Champions curling and Skate Canada International. RDS is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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Simon Céré

Director of Communications, French Qc
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Patrick Tremblay

Communications Coordinator