Let the Madness Begin! TSN Delivers Live Coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, Tipping Off Tomorrow, Thursday, March 16

— March 15, 2017

– TSN delivers comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the tournament beginning with the First Round tomorrow, Thursday, March 16, and continuing through to the championship game live on April 3 –

– TSN panel features hosts Nabil Karim and Derek Taylor alongside analysts Jack Armstrong and Sam Mitchell –

– TSN’s lineup of sponsors for NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® includes Coors Light, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gatorade Frost, Mitsubishi, Questrade, and Universal Studios’ The Fate of the Furious –

– The complete NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® schedule is available at TSN.ca/NCAA –

TORONTO (March 15, 2017) – The season of bracket-busters and buzzer-beaters arrives on TSN as Canada’s Sports Leader delivers live multiplatform coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Live coverage begins with the First Round tomorrow, Thursday, March 16 at 12 noon ET and continues all the way to the championship game live from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, A.Z. on Monday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN4. NCAA® MARCH MADNESS is one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN, and the complete schedule is available at TSN.ca/NCAA. TSN’s live multiplatform coverage of college basketball’s biggest tournament airs across the network’s five national feeds and will be available for live streaming via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. Broadcast Team and News Coverage TSN’s Nabil Karim and Derek Taylor host the network’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage from the TSN Studio alongside basketball analysts Jack Armstrong and Sam Mitchell. TSN’s studio coverage features comprehensive pre-game, halftime, and post-game analysis of the day’s action. TSN “bracketologists” Armstrong and Mitchell also analyze the potential bracket-busting matchups and predict their winners. SPORTSCENTRE covers the tournament from all angles, with breaking news, daily highlights, game analysis, bracket updates, and more throughout each round, while reporter Jermain Franklin follows emerging Canadian stars Dillon Brooks, Dylan Ennis, and the Oregon Ducks throughout their tournament. NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® Features TSN showcases some of the top Canadian storylines from NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, airing in SPORTSCENTRE as well as during the network’s live broadcast coverage of the tournament, and available for live streaming and on-demand viewing via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. The features include:
  • Oregon Ducks – TSN spotlights two developing Canadian stars, including Pac-12 Player of the Year Dillon Brooks and Brampton’s Dylan Ennis as they lead the Oregon Ducks in their campaign to capture the school’s first national championship since 1939
  • NCAA® MARCH MADNESS Video Essay – Philadelphia 76ers guard and Michigan Wolverines alumni Nik Stauskas voices an essay on the NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® tournament
  • Top Five Canadians – TSN basketball analyst Leo Rautins counts down the top five Canadians to watch in the tournament and breaks down each of the four #1 seeds
TSN Digital TSN complements its complete live broadcast coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® with the following Digital highlights:
  • Dedicated hub for all NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® content at ca/NCAA
  • Instant Must-See video highlights as they happen
  • Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, in-game highlights, highlight mixtapes, and Top 5 plays of each round
  • com rounds up all the best viral moments from the tournament, as well as the best reactions from social media, including photos, GIFs, and more
  • Photos, videos, and viral content on TSN’s official social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Sponsors TSN’s NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage remains a coveted platform for key sponsors which include Coors Light, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gatorade Frost, Mitsubishi, and Questrade, along with Universal Studios’ Fate of the Furious. All sponsors will be featured extensively throughout TSN’s multi-platform NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® coverage.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, 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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