Need to Know: FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ on CTV and TSN

— June 4, 2015

The FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ kicks off Saturday, June 6 in Edmonton with the opening game featuring Canada vs. China PR at 5 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN. Over the next 30 days, CTV and TSN will deliver live coverage of all 52 matches from the tournament. Here are the key facts and figures for CTV and TSN’s production of the tournament. Game / Studio Production
  • The FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ features the biggest and most advanced television production for any FIFA women’s tournament so far, with at least 20 cameras at every game, top match directors, a pioneering ultra-high definition project and roving camera crews in each host city.
  • TSN and CTV will leverage FIFA TV’s world-class productions to bring all games to Canadians.
  • The opening match, semi-finals and final match will have an enhanced set-up of 22 cameras, including a helicopter camera and a cable camera that roams above the pitch on wires. This compares with a standard plan of 16 cameras at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ (Source: FIFA.com).
  • TSN unveils its brand-new studio for the opening game.
  • Canadians can access all games from the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ anywhere on CTV, TSN, RDS, TSN.ca, CTV GO, TSN GO, TSN Radio Network and Bell Mobile TV
  • TSN and CTV will debut a slate of more than 40 Original Features to tell Canadians the most compelling stories from the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™.
  • Select TSN and CTV features and reports will air in the U.S. during FOX’s coverage of the tournament.
TSN and CTV broadcast team
  • CTV/TSN have compiled an impressive on-air team of 14 broadcasters for the tournament, including three former Canadian women’s national team players (Kara Lang, Clare Rustad, and Andrea Neil) along with Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Jason deVos.
  • Soccer analyst Clare Rustad is taking a brief leave from her career as a family physician to cover the tournament.
  • TSN and CTV’s Brian Williams will not be attending the tournament’s opening game on Saturday because he’ll be busy walking his daughter, Amy, down the aisle at her wedding! However, Williams will be featured in the pre-game show on Saturday with an in-depth interview with Christine Sinclair.
  • TSN Senior Correspondent Rick Westhead spent two weeks in the favelas of Brazil for FAVELA UNITED, a special Original Feature on the impact soccer has on young women fighting to escape from the world of drug trafficking.
  • TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards recently broke the news that the unofficial theme song of the Canadian women’s national team is Celine Dion’s anthem “The Power of Love.”
Audience Data
  • The Canadian women’s national team’s heartbreaking semifinal loss to the United States was the second most-watched event at the London 2012 Olympic Games, ranking only behind Usain Bolt’s golden performance in the 100-metre final.
  • More than 3.7 million Canadians tuned in for the game, with 10.5 million Canadians – or nearly one-third of the population – watching some or all of the match.
Supporting Images CTV/TSN On-Air Broadcast Team CTV_TSN_FIFA Broadcast Talent DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/1SYsA0d Top row (L-R): Jennifer Hedger, James Duthie, Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, Kara Lang, Brian Williams, and Kristian Jack. Bottom row (L-R): Sheri Forde, Kate McKenna, Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards, Clare Rustad, Gareth Wheeler, Dan Dunleavy, and Andrea Neil    Audience Data: Women’s Soccer at London 2012 Olympic Games

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