TSN Announces New Partnership with the National Lacrosse League

— December 22, 2014

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TORONTO (December 22, 2014) – TSN today announced a new multiplatform broadcast agreement with the National Lacrosse League (NLL) for the 2015 season that allows Canadians to watch the league’s entire 81-game regular season plus the Champion's Cup playoffs and Final. 

As part of the deal, TSN will broadcast 12 regular season games and select post-season games, including the Champion's Cup Final (see broadcast schedule below). The remaining 69 regular season games will be available exclusively to TSN subscribers through TSN GO. TSN GO also allows TSN subscribers to access live streaming and on demand viewing of the network’s total NLL package. 

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TSN’s live coverage begins Saturday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 when the Calgary Roughnecks host the Vancouver Stealth in a Canadian rivalry matchup. Coverage continues through to the final weekend of the regular season, culminating with the Edmonton Rush visiting the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, May 2 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3. 

"We're thrilled to expand our broadcast partnership with TSN for the 2015 NLL season," said George Daniel, NLL Commissioner. "Fans across Canada will now have unprecedented access to watch the world's best lacrosse players." 

“The National Lacrosse League delivers an abundance of energy and entertainment,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “With solid teams representing this country, we are looking forward to showcasing the complete NLL season and helping to grow the game of lacrosse in Canada.” 

Earlier this month, TSN Radio Vancouver announced a new broadcast rights agreement with the Vancouver Stealth to deliver all nine of the team’s home games during the 2015 National Lacrosse League regular season. 

Broadcast Schedule
TSN’s broadcast schedule for the 2015 NLL season is as follows:* 

Saturday, Jan. 3

  • Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 

    Saturday, Jan. 10

  • Toronto Rock at Vancouver Stealth – 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 

    Saturday, Jan. 24

  • Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 

    Saturday, Jan. 31

  • Calgary Roughnecks at Toronto Rock – 7 p.m. ET on TSN2 

    Saturday, Feb. 21

  • Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 

    Friday, March 6

  • Toronto Rock at Colorado Mammoth – 9 p.m. ET on TSN2 

    Friday, March 13

  • Toronto Rock at Buffalo Bandits – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 

    Saturday, March 21

  • Edmonton Rush at Toronto Rock – 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3 

    Saturday, April 4

  • Edmonton Rush at Vancouver Stealth – 10 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 

    Friday, April 10

  • Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks – 9:30 p.m. ET on TSN2 

    Saturday, April 18

  • Rochester Knighthawks at Vancouver Stealth – 10 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 

    Saturday, May 2

  • Edmonton Rush at Colorado Mammoth – 9 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN3 

*Schedule subject to change

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About NLL
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's professional indoor lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide behind only the NHL and NBA. The league is comprised of nine franchises across the U.S. and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The league's 29th season will open with NLL Face Off Weekend 2015 presented by New Era on January 2-3. For more information, visit NLL.com or find the NLL on Facebook and Twitter.

About TSN
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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For More Information
Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca
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Rob Duffy, (w) 416.384.5717, (c) 416.802.3319, rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca
Twitter: @TSN_PR 

Doug Fritts, (w) 212.764.1390, (c) 917.710.8730, dfritts@nll.com