TSN is Canada’s Source for Comprehensive Coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 TORONTO, February 12-14

— February 11, 2016

– TSN’s NBA ALL-STAR 2016 panel features host Rod Black, analysts Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins, and Morris “Mo Pete” Peterson, along with Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll –

– SPORTSCENTRE’s comprehensive All-Star coverage is hosted by Jennifer Hedger and Nabil Karim, and features contributions from Cabral “Cabbie” Richards, Bruce Arthur, CTV’s Lainey Lui, NBA players including Matt Bonner, Canadians Nik Stauskas and Andrew Nicholson, and more –

– TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto is fans’ home for complete live coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 –

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TORONTO (February 11, 2016) – The NBA’s biggest stars are running through the 6ix for NBA ALL-STAR 2016 in Toronto, and TSN delivers full-court coverage of this star-studded weekend of hoops action from Feb. 12-14, 2016, live from the home of the Toronto Raptors, the Air Canada Centre. Live coverage of NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto will be simulcast on both TSN and Sportsnet, featuring:
  • The 65th annual NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio, Sportsnet One, and The Fan590
  • State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet, highlighted by the fan-favourite Verizon Slam Dunk
  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet One, featuring some of the hottest celebrities from film, TV, and music (including Team Canada coach Drake), along with a variety of NBA legends
  • The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet One, showcasing the league’s brightest emerging young stars from the United States and around the world
TSN’s live coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN GO. Below is a rundown of TSN’s comprehensive coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016, spanning SPORTSCENTRE, TSN.ca, TSN Radio, and TSN Digital platforms. Broadcast Team and News Coverage TSN’s acclaimed basketball broadcast team of host Rod Black and analysts Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins, and Morris “Mo Pete” Peterson are on-site all weekend at NBA ALL-STAR 2016 along with special guest panellist, Toronto Raptors small forward DeMarre Carroll. Canada’s #1 sports news program, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers comprehensive coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 weekend, including the following highlights:
  • Live coverage of the NBA All-Star 2016 Media Availability on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN4, as the NBA’s brightest stars speak with the media to kick off All-Star weekend, including LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, and Kobe Bryant competing in his 18th All-Star Game in his final season. The broadcast is hosted by Nabil Karim, Jack Armstrong, and Canadian NBA player Andrew Nicholson from TSN’s Sport Chek Studio at Maple Leaf Square.
  • Coverage continues Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists Announcement. Candidates for this year’s induction include Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and Yao Ming.
  • Beginning with the 5 p.m. ET edition on Friday, Feb. 12, Jennifer Hedger anchors SPORTSCENTRE’S All-Star coverage live from NBA Centre Court at Toronto’s Enercare Centre, the site of the NBA ALL-STAR 2016 fan fest
  • Canadian NBA player Nik Stauskas reports live from the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew red carpet on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN
  • CTV’s THE SOCIAL co-host, ETALK Senior Correspondent, and Celebrity Analyst Lainey Lui breaks down the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game from the SPORTSCENTRE studio on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11 p.m. ET on TSN
  • On Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5, SPORTSCENTRE delivers live coverage of the NBA All-Star Practice hosted by Karim alongside Armstrong, Stauskas, and Matt Bonner of the San Antonio Spurs. The broadcast features live updates from the floor of Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum with the NBA on TSN panel of Black, Rautins, Peterson, and guest panellist Carroll. The broadcast also features an interview with Toronto’s own NBA star Andrew Wiggins
SPORTSCENTRE also delivers an extensive slate of features airing throughout the weekend, all of which are available at TSN.ca/AllStarGame:
  • Bruce Arthur on NBA All-Star Farewells
  • Cabral “Cabbie” Richards with special all-star editions of Cabbie Presents featuring Raptors all-stars Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan as well as interviews with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and an exclusive one-on-one with reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry
  • Former Toronto Raptor Matt “The Red Rocket” Bonner on his love of Toronto’s public transit system, the TTC
SPORTSCENTRE airs live immediately each evening following the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, and the 65th NBA All-Star Game, with on-site panel hits, analysis, interviews, and more. TSN Radio TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto is home to complete live coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016, broadcasting live from NBA Centre Court at Toronto’s Enercare Centre throughout the weekend, and delivering live radio coverage of the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, and the 65th NBA All-Star Game. Sunday’s live broadcast of the NBA All-Star Game will be simulcast on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto and The Fan 590, featuring a broadcast team of Paul Jones, Jack Armstrong, Eric Smith, and reporter Josh Lewenberg. Fans across the country can tune in for live radio coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 events on TSN Radio 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver, TSN Radio 690 in Montréal, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, and TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton (visit each station’s homepage for broadcast details). Along with live radio coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016, TSN’s team of basketball analysts and experts contribute reports to TSN Radio stations throughout the weekend. TSN Digital TSN complements its live broadcast coverage of NBA ALL-STAR 2016 with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms. Highlights include:
  • Dedicated hub for all NBA ALL-STAR 2016 content at TSN.ca/AllStarGame
  • Instant Must-See video highlights as they happen
  • Morris “Mo Pete” Peterson features on the toughest NBA players to play against, why the NBA All-Star Game matters, and LeBron James vs. Steph Curry
  • Digital feature on the history of Verizon Slam Dunk
  • Live streaming of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalists announcement on Friday, Feb. 12
  • NBA ALL-STAR 2016 intro feature “Welcome to the 6ix,” voiced by Toronto’s Kardinal Offishall
  • Up-to-the-minute breaking news, scores, and reports, extended video highlights, player profiles and interviews, schedules, statistics, rosters, and more
  • BarDown.com’s daily “Views From the 6ix” articles, featuring all of the sights and sounds of premier events taking place around the city during All-Star weekend
TSN.ca’s dedicated NBA ALL-STAR 2016 hub is part of a new partnership with Mountain Dew, a proud partner of the NBA, who has signed on as a sponsor of TSN’s full-court digital coverage of NBA All-Star weekend. Mountain Dew also presents a comprehensive slate of digital content from NBA ALL-STAR 2016 events, parties, and more featured on BarDown.com and TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app. Broadcast Schedule TSN’s broadcast schedule* for NBA ALL-STAR 2016 is as follows: Friday, Feb. 12
  • 11 a.m. ET on TSN4 – SPORTSCENTRE NBA All-Star Media Availability
  • 5 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4 – SPORTSCENTRE, with live segments from NBA Centre Court at Toronto’s Enercare Centre
  • 6 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE, with live segments from NBA Centre Court at Toronto’s Enercare Centre
  • 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet One – NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Mountain Dew
  • 9 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet One – BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge
  • 11 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE, live post-game edition
Saturday, Feb. 13
  • 11 a.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5 – NBA All-Star Game Practice
  • 6 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE, with live segments from NBA Centre Court at Toronto’s Enercare Centre
  • 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, and Sportsnet – State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
  • 10:30 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE, live post-game edition
Sunday, Feb. 14
  • 6 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE
  • 7 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN Radio, Sportsnet One, and The Fan590 – NBA All-Star Game
  • 11 p.m. ET on TSN – SPORTSCENTRE, live post-game edition
Basketball on TSN TSN’s five national feeds are Canada’s home of basketball, with a slate of basketball coverage that features 41 exclusive Toronto Raptors regular-season games, a comprehensive schedule of marquee NBA matchups featuring U.S.-based teams, NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto, and the NBA Playoffs culminating with the NBA Finals. TSN’s television coverage of the Raptors is complemented by live radio coverage on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. TSN 1050 broadcasts 41 regular-season Toronto Raptors games which are also available on TSN.ca and via the TSN GO app. TSN.ca provides in-depth news and analysis from around the league, including columns, podcasts, and video highlights. TSN also provides complete coverage of NCAA MARCH MADNESS, the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as well as international men’s and women’s tournaments through partnerships with Canada Basketball and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). *Schedule subject to change

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