TSN and Bell Media Announce Launch of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton and New Partnership with Hamilton Tiger-Cats
— May 28, 2015
– Fall launch of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton marks the first time an all-sports radio station is available in the Hamilton market –
– Tiger-Cats partnership with Bell Media allows fans to tune in to AM 1150 for every Hamilton Tiger-Cats game –
HAMILTON (May 28, 2015) – TSN announced today that the network is further extending its industry-leading sports brand this fall with the launch of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton – marking the first time an all-sports radio station is available in the Hamilton market.
The Bell Media radio station also confirmed today a new multi-year partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) that includes live broadcasts of all Tiger-Cats games as well as additional programming.
In the lead-up to the official rebrand to TSN Radio this fall, Hamilton’s Classic Hits 1150 CKOC delivers live coverage of every Tiger-Cats game, kicking off this month with news and analysis from the team’s training camp. The station continues in its current format through the summer. Broadcast teams for Tiger-Cats games on the station will be confirmed in the coming days.
In addition to every Tiger-Cats game, TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton will deliver live coverage of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs. Additional programming details surrounding TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton will be announced in the coming months.
“We are thrilled to announce this new expansion of TSN Radio, which now allows us to deliver the trusted news and analysis that fans have come to expect from TSN,” said Robert Gray, National Program Director, TSN Radio. “Hamilton sports fans are passionate and knowledgeable, and there is no better way to celebrate the addition of TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton than to become the home of their pride and joy, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.”
“TSN represents the preeminent sports media brand in Canada, and entering into a historic partnership to bring TSN Radio and the all-sports radio format to Hamilton is something the Tiger-Cats are extremely proud of,” said Scott Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “This partnership will provide an unprecedented platform to connect with Tiger-Cats fans across Hamilton and regionally around southern Ontario in unique and meaningful ways. From game broadcasts to specialty programs to contests and promotions, TSN Radio 1150 in Hamilton will be the voice of the Tiger-Cats."
With this announcement, TSN Radio is now available in seven major Canadian markets: Hamilton, Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.
The acquisition of radio rights to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats complements TSN Radio’s extensive slate of live CFL broadcast coverage, which includes the Toronto Argonauts on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, the Montreal Alouettes on TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, the Ottawa Redblacks on TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, and the B.C. Lions on TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver.
Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, NRJ, CHUM FM, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.
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.
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 146-year history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information, log onto www.ticats.ca.