Bell Media Announces Broadcast Plans for RISE, a Documentary Following the Canadian Women’s National Team on the Road to the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™

— May 12, 2015

– Filmed over three years, RISE provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the team that has captured the hearts of Canadians –
– The documentary premieres on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN –
– CTV, TSN, and RDS deliver live coverage of all 52 games from the tournament, beginning Saturday, June 6 –

TORONTO (May 12, 2015) – With the world converging in just three weeks for the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on CTV, TSN, and RDS, the networks today announced broadcast details for RISE, an ambitious original documentary commissioned by Bell Media that follows the journey of the Canadian women’s national team on their path to the tournament. RISE premieres on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, and also airs Sunday, May 31 at 12 noon ET on CTV. The documentary will air with French subtitles on RDS.

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Filmed over three years, RISE follows the Canadian women’s national team on the road to the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. DOWNLOAD PHOTO HERE: http://bit.ly/1QC4ZjM

  Live streaming of RISE is available to TV subscribers through Bell Media GO platforms – CTV GO and TSN GO. RISE is directed and produced by award-winning documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart and co-produced by Robbie Hart of Montréal-based Adobe Productions International, who were granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Canadian women’s national team for a period of three years. Told through the voices of the players and coach John Herdman, the film chronicles the team’s last-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™ to their inspiring bronze medal performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games a mere nine months later – a remarkable feat that captured the hearts of Canadians across the country. RISE also captures the team’s intense preparation to take on the world this summer on home soil at the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Along the way, the film takes an up-close-and-personal look at the members of the Canadian women’s national team, focusing on their experiences both as a team and as individual athletes. “RISE is an intimate portrait of a team preparing for the biggest moment of their sporting lives,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming and Marketing, TSN. “We believe this ambitious project will remind Canadians of why they fell in love with this team during the London 2012 Olympic Games. They are a very special group.” “Documenting this historic journey of the Canadian women's national team has been one of the most powerful filmmaking experiences of my documentary career,” said Bobbi Jo Hart, director of RISE. “The team spirit and fierce determination shown by these young women in the face of adversity has put soccer on the map in our country, and inspired a new generation of youth – especially girls – to believe in the collective power of their dreams." Broadcast Schedule TSN and CTV’s broadcast schedule for RISE is as follows*:
  • Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Thursday, May 28 at 12 midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT on TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5
  • Saturday, May 30 at 4:00 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TNS4 and TSN5
  • Sunday, May 31 at 12 noon ET on CTV
  • Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
*Schedule subject to change

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