TSN Announces BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Schedule Ahead of Opening Weekend

— July 24, 2015

– TSN kicks off the 2015-16 season with five games from opening weekend, beginning with pre-game coverage at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 8 –

– Coverage features multiple games airing across TSN’s five national feeds on matchdays –

–  Schedule includes 2014-15 champions Chelsea vs. runners-up Manchester City on Aug. 16, and Arsenal goalkeeper Peter Cech’s return to Stamford Bridge on Sept. 19 –

  TORONTO (July 24, 2015) – Storied rivalries and spectacular talents return to the pitch as the 2015-16 BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE season kicks off on TSN, the home of soccer in Canada. The network today unveiled its broadcast schedule through September 27 and will deliver up to five games per week across its five national feeds throughout the 2015-16 season as part of the network’s 190-game package (see below or visit TSN.ca for confirmed schedule).   The top four finishers in this year’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE table will qualify for next year’s UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, with the fifth place club qualifying for the UEFA EUROPA CUP. TSN, the official broadcast partner of UEFA, will announce its CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and EUROPA CUP schedules in the coming weeks.   TSN’s BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE coverage kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 8 with three games highlighted by 2014-15 champions Chelsea opening their title defense against Swansea at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN. Coverage continues with a double-bill on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m. ET.   Additional schedule highlights for TSN’s coverage through the end of September include:
  • Manchester City, last year’s runner up for the Premier League title, hosts Chelsea on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Looking to improve on last year’s fourth place finish, a retooled Manchester United take on Newcastle and their new manager Steve McClaren on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Long-time Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech returns to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a member of his new club Arsenal on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN5
  TSN’s live coverage of the BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE is also available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.   TSN will announce broadcast schedule updates throughout the season.   TSN Radio Fans can listen to coverage from the BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE throughout the season on TSN Radio stations across the country. The broadcast schedule for TSN Radio – including TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, and TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton (launching this fall) – will be confirmed weekly on each station’s homepage.   Soccer on Bell Media TSN and RDS hold a multi-year broadcast agreement with BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE that gives the networks Canadian media rights to half of all games through the 2015-2016 season. TSN is also the exclusive broadcaster of next summer’s EURO 2016. Through a new multi-year broadcast rights agreement with UEFA announced in December 2014, TSN and RDS are also the primary Canadian broadcasters of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE beginning this year. The agreement will see TSN broadcast more than 190+ games, including up to 16 group stage games weekly, extensive coverage of the knockout phase, as well as the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL and the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL. RDS will deliver live coverage of three of the best matches each week.   TSN and RDS are also the official broadcasters of Major League Soccer in Canada, with coverage of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC, and Montreal Impact as well as the MLS CUP PLAYOFFS, MLS CUP 2015, and the 2015 AT&T MLS ALL-STAR GAME.   In addition to its MLS package, Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS own exclusive Canadian media rights to the FIFA World Cup™ package from 2015-2026, which includes the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™, 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP QATAR™, and the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, as well as a slate of additional FIFA tournaments.   Broadcast Schedule* Saturday, Aug. 8
  • Everton vs. Watford at 10 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Norwich City vs. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5
  • Chelsea vs. Swansea City at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  Sunday, Aug. 9
  • Arsenal vs. West Ham at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Newcastle vs. Southampton at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5
  Saturday, Aug. 15
  • Southampton vs. Everton at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Swansea City vs. Newcastle at 10 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Sunderland vs. Norwich City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN GO
  Sunday, Aug. 16
  • Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN2
  • Man City vs. Chelsea at 11 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Aug. 22
  • Man United vs. Newcastle at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Sunderland vs. Swansea City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Norwich City vs. Stoke City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN5
  Sunday, Aug. 23
  • West Brom vs. Chelsea at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  • Watford vs. Southampton at 11 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN4
  Saturday, Aug. 29
  • Newcastle vs. Arsenal at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4
  • Bournemouth vs. Leicester City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN5
  Sunday, Aug. 30
  • Southampton vs. Norwich City at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Swansea City vs. Man United at 11 a.m. ET on TSN
  Saturday, Sept. 12
  • Everton vs. Chelsea at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN
  • Crystal Palace vs. Man City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
  • West Brom vs. Southampton at 10 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Norwich City vs. Bournemouth at 10 a.m. ET on TSN3
  Sunday, Sept. 13
  • Leicester City vs. Aston Villa at 11 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Saturday, Sept. 19
  • Chelsea vs. Arsenal at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Aston Villa vs. West Brom at 10 a.m. ET on TSN3
  • Newcastle vs. Watford at 10 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Man City vs. West Ham at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN5
  Sunday, Sept. 20
  • Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace at 8:30 a.m. ET on TSN5
  Saturday, Sept. 26
  • Tottenham vs. Man City at 7:45 a.m. ET on TSN3 and TSN5
  • Liverpool vs. Aston Villa at 10 a.m. ET on TSN5
  • Southampton vs. Swansea City at 10 a.m. ET on TSN3
  • Stoke City vs. Bournemouth at 10 a.m. ET on TSN2
  Sunday, Sept. 27
  • Watford vs. Crystal Palace at 11 a.m. ET on TSN2
  *Schedule subject to change    

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