Jim Panousis Named New Head of Soccer Content at TSN

— January 16, 2015

– Industry veteran to lead TSN’s extensive soccer coverage, including the highly-anticipated FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ –

TORONTO (January 16, 2015) – Mark Milliere, Senior Vice-President of Production at TSN, today announced that Jim Panousis has been appointed as Head of Soccer Content at TSN. In this newly created position, Panousis will take over day-to-day management of TSN’s comprehensive slate of soccer content, including the highly-anticipated FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. Panousis will oversee TSN’s all-star team of soccer analysts that includes Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack. The appointment comes on the heels of TSN’s announcement last month that the network has acquired Canadian media rights for UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE matches. Overall, TSN’s slate of soccer programming features hundreds of live international and domestic matches each year airing across multiple platforms, and includes the following marquee events:
  • FIFA World Cup, beginning with the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™, and including the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, and 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR™
  • UEFA EURO 2016
  • 190+ UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE matches
  • 190+ BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE matches
  • MLS – official broadcaster of MLS in Canada including playoffs and MLS Cup
  • Whitecaps FC – all matches
  • Toronto FC – 23+ matches each season
Panousis has held a variety of production roles during his 25+ year tenure at TSN, producing numerous international and domestic events including FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro tournaments, as well as Olympic Games and Canada Games. He has also served as the main production lead representing TSN’s long-term partnership with Special Olympics Canada.

TSN is the Canadian home of the FIFA World Cup, beginning with the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™, and including the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, and 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR™. TSN also holds broadcast rights to UEFA EURO 2016, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE, and MLS.

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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