CFL ON TSN is Canada’s Home for Every Game of the 2016 CFL Season, Beginning June 23

— June 17, 2016

– 2016 season kicks off with the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first regular season game at the Argos’ new home of BMO Field, Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN –

– TSN Radio stations across the country deliver live CFL game coverage as well as comprehensive pre- and post-game coverage throughout the season –

TORONTO (June 17, 2016) – TSN is Canada’s home for exclusive live coverage of the 2016 CFL season, and Canada’s Sports Leader today announced its comprehensive CFL ON TSN broadcast campaign. TSN’s complete live coverage of the 2016 season features all 81 regular season games, all four divisional playoff matchups, and the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from BMO Field in Toronto (visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule). TSN’s THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by The Brick kicks off the 2016 CFL season on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN with a special season opener featuring the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the first regular season CFL game at the Argos’ new home of BMO Field. TSN primes fans for kickoff with two preview specials on Tuesday, June 21: the 30-minute CFL TOP 50 PLAYERS at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, and the 60-minute 2016 CFL SEASON PREVIEW SHOW, breaking down the biggest storylines heading into the new season, airing at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of every CFL game is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO. Highlights of TSN’s 2016 CFL ON TSN broadcast schedule include:
  • The 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw, live from BMO Field in Toronto on Sunday, November 27
  • The Edmonton Eskimos begin the defence of their 103rd GREY CUP title in a championship game rematch against the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders new head coach Chris Jones faces off against his former team, the Edmonton Eskimos, on Friday, July 8
  • The CFL’s iconic Labour Day weekend rivalries are renewed on September 4 and 5, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Calgary Stampeders hosting the GREY CUP champion Edmonton Eskimos, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosting the Toronto Argonauts
  • The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Game on Friday, September 16 against the Montreal Alouettes. Enshrined in the Hall will be longtime CFL stars Doug Brown, Rodney Harding, Derrell Mitchell, and James West.Don McDonald will be inducted in the Builder category.
RDS delivers French-language coverage of 50 regular season CFL games, including all 18 Montreal Alouettes games, plus the complete CFL playoffs including the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw. ESPN television networks and ESPN3 have exclusive rights to present all regular season and postseason CFL games in the United States, including the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals and Finals and the 104th GREY CUP presented by Shaw. Broadcast Team Live CFL ON TSN broadcasts are anchored by the network’s decorated broadcast team, featuring play-by-play announcers Chris Cuthbert, Rod Black, and Gord Miller alongside game analysts Glen Suitor, Duane Forde, and Matt Dunigan. The popular CFL ON TSN panel is back for the 2016 season with host Rod Smith alongside fan-favourite analysts Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Milt Stegall, and Jock Climie. Once again, CFL ON TSN broadcasts include Brian Williams bringing fans in-depth features and interviews with key newsmakers, TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor and TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless breaking down the hot button issues impacting the league across TSN platforms, as well as frequent contributions from Kate McKenna. TSN Radio TSN Radio’s family of stations across the country provide live CFL coverage as well as comprehensive pre- and post-game coverage throughout the season. TSN Radio’s lineup of live CFL coverage, which can also be accessed online via TSN.ca and TSN GO, is as follows:
  • TSN Radio 1050 Toronto – the official radio voice of the Toronto Argonauts features live coverage of every game as well as in-depth preview coverage live from the team’s new tailgating tradition outside the team’s new home of BMO Field
  • TSN Radio 690 Montréal – the official radio voice of the Montreal Alouettes delivers exclusive English-language coverage of every Alouettes game, along with THE ALS THIS WEEK, airing every Monday night of the season at 7 p.m. ET
  • TSN Radio 1200 Ottawa – the official radio voice of the Ottawa Redblacks delivers complete live coverage of every Redblacks game, plus the OTTAWA REDBLACKS RADIO SHOW, airing Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET
  • TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver – the official radio voice of the B.C. Lions features live coverage of every Lions game, plus the all-new 3 DOWN RADIO show airing every Tuesday night. Hosted by Scott Rintoul, Giulio Caravatta, and Lowell Ullrich, the show features comprehensive news and discussion focusing on the Lions and the biggest subjects around the CFL.
  • TSN Radio 1150 Hamilton – the official radio voice of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, delivering live coverage of every Tiger-Cats game along with TICATS AT NOON with host Jim Tatti, featuring in-depth news and discussion surrounding the team
In addition, fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos can tune in to TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg and TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton respectively for extensive game day coverage of each team’s 2016 CFL campaign (visit each station’s home page for more details). TSN Radio is the exclusive home of the 104th GREY CUP championship at BMO Field in Toronto. TSN Digital TSN complements its CFL ON TSN broadcast campaign with a slate of digital content covering all angles of the league. Highlights include:
  • The Rouge – The weekly CFL column by TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless
  • Suits and Pratt – The weekly CFL video blog by game analyst Glen Suitor and TSN Radio Vancouver’s David Pratt
  • Hash Marks – Daily news and roster updates from around the league
  • Fan-favourite fantasy football with TSN Fantasy Football: CFL Edition presented by Moores
  • Comprehensive highlights and Must-See clips from every game
  • Up-to-the-minute scores, game recaps, and more
  • Weekly CFL fantasy football features by Scott Cullen
  • Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app. TSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the CFL, delivering live coverage of every regular season game, including playoffs and the 104th GREY CUP – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from Toronto’s BMO Field on November 27. Last year, Bell Media’s TSN and RDS announced an extension of their long-term multi-platform partnership with the CFL through to 2021.

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