TSN and RDS Score Record Audience with Team Canada’s Back-to-Back Gold at the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

— May 25, 2016

– Sunday’s Gold Medal Game attracts a record average audience of 1.56 million viewers to TSN and RDS –

– Overall, more than 4.6 million unique Canadian viewers watched Team Canada’s gold medal victory –

– More than 11 million Canadian viewers tuned in to watch some part of TSN and RDS’s exclusive live coverage of the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP –

TORONTO (May 25, 2015) – Led by Connor McDavid, Team Canada’s second consecutive gold medal win at the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP was a record-breaker. Preliminary overnight data from Numeris confirms a record average audience of 1.56 million viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS on Sunday to watch Team Canada’s dominating defensive performance over Team Finland to capture back-to-back gold. The IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN. More than 4.6 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to TSN and RDS to watch Team Canada win gold. Audience levels peaked at 2.6 million viewers late in the game as Canada closed out the 2-0 victory. Overall, Team Canada’s quarter-final, semifinal, and final games on TSN and RDS were up 13% compared to last year. In total, more than 11 million Canadian viewers tuned in to watch some part of TSN and RDS’s exclusive live coverage of the 2016 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.  As announced last week, TSN and RDS continue to deliver exclusive live coverage of IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP across the networks’ platforms through to 2023.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. 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 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.

About RDS
RDS is Canada’s French-language sports broadcasting leader and Québec’s #1 specialty network. In addition to its world-class content delivered across multiple platforms, including RDS, RDS2, RDS Info, RDS.ca and RDS GO, RDS offers the broadest portfolio of French-language sports programming in the world. Official broadcaster of the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators, CFL and Grey Cup, NFL and Super Bowl, MLS and MLS Cup, MLB and World Series, Olympic Games until 2026, FIFA World Cup until 2022 and EURO 2016, UEFA Europa League and Champions League, exclusive French-language broadcaster of the Montreal Alouettes, F1®, and the Tour de France, RDS’s slate of channels present more than 4,000 hours of live programming each year, including Montreal Impact soccer, UFC, the IIHF World Junior Championship, St. John’s IceCaps hockey, NASCAR, PGA Tour golf including all four majors, ATP tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, Barclays Premier League, Seasons of Champions Curling and Skate Canada events. RDS is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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