CTV and TSN Kick Off Extensive Coverage of the 2015-16 NFL Season on September 10

— September 8, 2015

– Coverage begins with the 2015 NFL Kickoff Game on Thursday, Sept. 10 featuring the SUPER BOWL champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN –
– CTV and TSN present a full day of Sunday NFL programming, giving viewers the choice between two different games on Sunday at both 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET –
– TSN also has exclusive Canadian coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL –

TORONTO (September 8, 2015) – The matchups are set, the fantasy teams are drafted, and fans across Canada are primed for kickoff as CTV, TSN, CTV GO, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country combine to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2015-16 NFL season. NFL_LivesHere_2

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From this Thursday night’s opening kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN with the SUPER BOWL champion New England Patriots hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., to the crowning of the SUPER BOWL 50 champion at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Cal., Bell Media platforms bring fans an unparalleled NFL schedule featuring exclusive Canadian coverage of:
  • Sunday 1 p.m. ET regular season games – a choice of two different games on CTV and TSN
  • Sunday 4 p.m. ET regular season games – a choice of two different games on CTV and TSN
  • All playoff games on CTV and TSN
  • The most-watched broadcast of the year, the SUPER BOWL on CTV
Earlier this year, SUPER BOWL XLIX set a new all-time SUPER BOWL Canadian audience record with an average audience of 9.23 million viewers on CTV and RDS. NFL on CTV and TSN: Week 1 Schedule The 2015 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN with the NFL KICKOFF SPECIAL followed by the highly-anticipated NFL Kickoff Game featuring Tom Brady and the reigning SUPER BOWL champion New England Patriots hosting Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. TSN's Farhan Lalji is on-site in Foxborough, Mass. to contribute reports for SPORTSCENTRE. TSN’s live coverage of the NFL Kickoff Game also features live look-ins from the NFL Canada season kickoff party in downtown Toronto, where TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards breaks down the NFL’s opening night action alongside Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jerome Bettis. Bell Media’s Week 1 NFL schedule also features: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET:
  • Seattle @ St. Louis – airing on CTV Vancouver and CTV Alberta
  • Indianapolis @ Buffalo – airing on CTV Toronto and CTV Kitchener
  • Green Bay @ Chicago – airing on CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Northern Ontario
  • Cleveland @ NY Jets – airing on CTV Montréal and CTV Atlantic
  • Miami @ Washington – airing on TSN2
  Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. ET:
  • Baltimore @ Denver – airing on CTV Vancouver, CTV Alberta, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Montréal, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Toronto, CTV Kitchener, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Two Atlantic
  • New Orleans @ Arizona – airing on CTV Two Toronto, CTV Two Ottawa, CTV Two London/Windsor, CTV Two Alberta, and CTV Two Vancouver Island
  SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – Sunday, Sept. 13:
  • NY Giants @ Dallas – airing at 8:15 p.m. ET on TSN
  MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – Monday, Sept. 14:
  • Philadelphia @ Atlanta – airing at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Minnesota @ San Francisco – airing at 10:15 p.m. ET on TSN
CTV and TSN will announce their remaining Sunday afternoon NFL games on a week-by-week basis.   NFL on TSN TSN will televise 59 regular-season NFL games this season, delivering back-to-back nights of appointment television with exclusive Canadian coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. TSN also has exclusive Canadian coverage of the NFL DRAFT, plus extensive NFL coverage on SPORTSCENTRE and on TSN.ca. TSN’s jam-packed NFL lineup also features the popular preview and wrap-up shows SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA, NFL PRIMETIME, NFL INSIDERS, NFL LIVE, and MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN. The NFL on TSN programming lineup is as follows (visit FootballLivesHere.ca for complete NFL on TSN broadcast schedule): Sundays:
  • NFL INSIDERS – 10 a.m. ET
TSN primes viewers for Sunday afternoon NFL action with this new Sunday morning edition of NFL INSIDERS, hosted by Trey Wingo and featuring ESPN’s industry-leading NFL Insiders Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, and Bill Polian.  
Chris Berman hosts this two-hour preview show SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET leading into CTV and TSN’s 1 p.m. ET game coverage.  
Bob Costas hosts the critically-acclaimed FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA alongside analyst Hines Ward every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, leading into TSN’s weekly coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.  
The reigning #1 prime-time program is back on TSN with coverage of all regular season Sunday night games. The SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL broadcast team is led by play-by-play voice Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Action gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8:15 p.m. ET with NY Giants @ Dallas.   Mondays:
  • NFL PRIMETIME – 1:30 p.m. ET
TSN’s Monday afternoon lineup begins with NFL PRIMETIME at 2 p.m. ET hosted by Trey Wingo and NFL analysts Tim Hasselbeck and Merril Hoge reviewing highlights from Sunday's NFL games. NFL PRIMETIME kicks off Monday, Sept. 14.  
  • NFL INSIDERS – 2:30 p.m. ET
Suzy Kolber and Wendi Nix rotate as hosts and a cast of NFL insiders, reporters, and decision makers, including Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian, join the "working hour" show to break news and dissect the latest happenings in the NFL.  
  • NFL LIVE –  3:30 p.m. ET
Trey Wingo hosts this year-round, weekday NFL news and information show with a rotation of NFL analysts. The analysis-driven program focuses on X’s and O’s, NFL headlines, news, injuries, and more.  
The MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN preview show, featuring host Chris Berman, returns to TSN beginning Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. ET – a special start time to tee up the night’s doubleheader action.  
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL returns to TSN bringing fans exclusive Canadian coverage of all 17 regular season Monday night matchups. ESPN’s Mike Tirico and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden are in the broadcast booth all season long, while Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines. The action begins Monday, Sept. 14 with a doubleheader featuring Philadelphia @ Atlanta at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by Minnesota @ San Francisco at 10:15 p.m. ET.   NFL on SPORTSCENTRE Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show, SPORTSCENTRE, hits the gridiron during the NFL season to deliver extensive news and highlights from every game and weekly NFL segments, giving fans more NFL insight and analysis than ever Every Sunday following 4 p.m. ET games, CTV airs a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE wrapping up the day’s action and looking ahead to SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. Weekly NFL segments on TSN’s editions of SPORTSCENTRE include:
  • Every Sunday – NFL analyst and 10-year NFL veteran Israel Idonije breaks down key moments and performances from Sunday’s slate of games.
  • Every Monday – Additional NFL analysis from Idonije, and Jesse Palmer returns with his popular Monday Morning Quarterback segment, with the former NFL pivot providing his take on the weekend’s games.
  • Every Thursday – TSN’s resident football expert Chris Schultz returns for another season of Risky Business featuring his weekly picks against the spread.
  • Every Saturday – The always entertaining ESPN football host Chris Berman returns to Canada’s most-watched sports news program with his 2-Minute Drill, as he gives fans his predictions for head-to-head match-ups for the upcoming week in the NFL.
  • Throughout the season – TSN’s NFL Insider Tim Graham breaks down the biggest news and delivers analysis on issues from around the league.
TSN Digital TSN Digital platforms – including TSN.ca and the TSN GO app – have the NFL covered from every angle, featuring the following highlights:
  • TSN Fantasy Football presented by Coors Light, TSN’s fan-favourite fantasy football platform that allows fans to compete for fantasy football glory throughout the season
  • Comprehensive weekly fantasy football content, including player rankings, waiver wire pickups, and the Statistically Speaking column by TSN fantasy guru Scott Cullen
  • Enhanced game pages, delivering comprehensive scores and stats at a glance
  • Digital-only features, including complete AFC and NFC Division previews by TSN football analysts Chris Schultz and Dave Naylor
  • Exclusive hits from football analyst Jesse Palmer
  • Extensive digital content from ESPN’s NFL Insiders, experts, and analysts
  • Up-to-the-minute NFL news, scores, video highlights (including all the Must-See moments), player profiles and interviews, rosters, schedules, and statistics
  • BarDown.com rounds up all the social media reaction from the 2015-16 NFL season
NFL on TSN Radio Exclusive live game coverage of Sunday afternoon doubleheaders, all prime-time NFL matchups, the NFL playoffs, and SUPER BOWL 50 is available on TSN Radio stations across the country, including TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, TSN 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver , and the new TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton (visit each station’s homepage to confirm broadcast information). In addition, TSN Radio 1410 is the Canadian flagship station of the Seattle Seahawks, with live coverage of all Seahawks games.    

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