CFL ON TSN Delivers Every Game of the CFL PLAYOFFS, Kicking Off with a Doubleheader this Sunday, November 13

— November 10, 2016

– TSN’s exclusive CFL PLAYOFFS coverage begins with two games on Sunday, Nov. 13: the Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton Eskimos @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 1 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5, followed by the Western Semi-Final: Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ BC Lions at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 –

– CFL ON TSN panel primes fans for the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals with a 60-minute pre-game show beginning Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12 noon ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 –

– CFL ON TSN audiences for the 2016 regular season are up 3% overall and up 7% in the key A18-49 demo –

TORONTO (November 10, 2016) – TSN is Canada’s exclusive home for complete coverage of the CFL PLAYOFFS, culminating with the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Sunday, Nov. 27. Playoff action kicks off with a doubleheader this Sunday, Nov. 13, as Mike Reilly and the Edmonton Eskimos take on Zach Collaros and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Semi-Final at 1 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5, followed by Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers taking on Jonathon Jennings and the BC Lions in the Western Semi-Final at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 (see below for complete broadcast schedule). The CFL PLAYOFFS mark the end of the CFL regular season, with the average audience for CFL ON TSN games through 20 weeks of regular season games up 3% overall, and up 7% in the key A18-49 demo nationwide. Coverage of the CFL PLAYOFFS is also available live and on demand to TSN subscribers on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. The acclaimed CFL ON TSN panel is on-site in Hamilton to kick off TSN’s live coverage with a 60-minute pre-game show on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12 noon ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5. Featuring host Rod Smith alongside analysts Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan, and Milt Stegall, TSN’s pre-game show features the following highlights:
  • Brian Williams fronts a TSN Original Feature on BC Lions linebacker Adam Bighill, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, and now works to help children born with facial differences
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols tells the story of his journey to becoming a starting quarterback in the CFL
  • Kate McKenna hands out her “McKenny Awards” in the Now You Know segment
  • CFL Insiders Dave Naylor and Gary Lawless dissect the biggest CFL news heading into the CFL PLAYOFFS
  • Derek Taylor presents the first playoff edition of his Details segment
Immediately following pre-game coverage, TSN delivers the Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton @ Hamilton at 1 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5, with Rod Black delivering the call alongside game analyst Duane Forde, with Matthew Scianitti reporting from field level. The CFL ON TSN panel primes fans for the Western Semi-Final: Winnipeg @ BC with a 30-minute pre-game show beginning at 4 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4. The action shifts to BC Place in Vancouver at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 as play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert calls the game alongside analyst Glen Suitor, along with news updates from Lawless, who is on-site at BC Place, and Farhan Lalji, who reports from field level. TSN Radio TSN Radio stations across the country bring Canadians live coverage of the CFL PLAYOFFS. Fans can listen live online at TSN.ca and on their smartphones and tablets anywhere via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps. Live radio broadcast coverage of the Eastern Semi-Final airs on TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton, featuring play-by-play commentator Marshall Ferguson and analyst John Salavantis, with Louis Butko reporting from the sidelines of Tim Hortons Field. Pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage is hosted by Jamie Thomas. The Western Semi-Final airs live on TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver with play-by-play commentator Scott Rintoul and analyst Giulio Caravatta. The station previews the game with a pre-game show beginning at 2 p.m. ET featuring Bob “The Moj” Marjanovich and Lowell Ullrich, who return for a two-hour post-game show to wrap up all the action. News and Digital Coverage TSN’s SPORTSCENTRE previews every matchup of the CFL PLAYOFFS, with comprehensive news reports from all four cities leading up to Sunday’s games from TSN’s industry-leading team of Football Insiders, analysts, and reporters. Leading up to Sunday, Schultz highlights specifics to watch for in each game, Naylor and Scianitti deliver updates on Edmonton @ Hamilton, and Lawless and Lalji and cover Winnipeg @ BC. Fans can visit TSN Digital platforms, including TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app, for comprehensive digital coverage of the CFL PLAYOFFS, highlighted by previews and analysis by Lawless, as well as full highlights, scores, stats, and more. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the SHAW ROAD TO THE GREY CUP continues Sunday, Nov. 20 with the Eastern Final at 1 p.m. ET on TSN, followed by the Western Final at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5. The following weekend, TSN delivers complete live coverage of the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw, live from Toronto’s BMO Field on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Broadcast Schedule* Sunday, Nov. 13 12 noon ET – Eastern Semi-Final Pre-Game Show on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 1 p.m. ET – Eastern Semi-Final: Edmonton @ Hamilton on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 4 p.m. ET – Western Semi-Final Pre-Game Show on TSN1 and TSN4 4:30 p.m. ET – Western Semi-Final: Winnipeg @ BC on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 Sunday, Nov. 20 12 noon ET – Eastern Final Pre-Game Show on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 1 p.m. ET – Eastern Final: Winner of Eastern Semi-Final @ Ottawa on TSN 4 p.m. ET – Western Final Pre-Game Show on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 4:30 p.m. ET – Western Final: Winner of Western Semi-Final @ Calgary on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 Saturday, Nov. 26 12 noon ET – GREY CUP Saturday on TSN4 Sunday, Nov. 27 1 p.m. ET – GREY CUP Sunday on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5 (joined in progress at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN3) 6 p.m. ET – GREY CUP Sunday: Countdown to Kickoff on TSN 6:30 p.m. ET – The 104th GREY CUP Presented by Shaw on TSN CFL ON TSN The 2016 CFL ON TSN season features the Shaw Road to the Grey Cup, culminating with the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from Toronto’s BMO Field on November 27. TSN subscribers can access live streaming coverage of every CFL ON TSN game on TSN.ca and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage is available through RDS. TSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the CFL, delivering live coverage of every regular season game, the complete CFL playoffs, and the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw. Last year, Bell Media’s TSN and RDS announced an extension of their long-term multi-platform partnership with the CFL through to 2021. *Schedule subject to change

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