TSN Direct and RDS Direct Announce $4.99 Day Pass Subscriptions are Available Now

— March 4, 2019

– Monthly streaming subscriptions to Canada’s most-watched sports networks are now available for new lower price of $19.99 –
– New subscription options are available just in time for TSN’s exclusive Canadian coverage of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® –
– TSN and RDS television subscribers can continue to access live streaming of both networks at no extra cost through the official TSN and RDS websites and apps –

TORONTO (March 4, 2019) – It’s a great day (or month) for sports fans across Canada, who now have more options to access live streaming of TSN and RDS. The country’s most-watched sports networks announced today that the new TSN Direct and RDS Direct Day Pass, the country’s first 24-hour streaming subscription, is now available for purchase for $4.99 (plus applicable taxes). The networks also confirmed a new lower price of $19.99 (plus applicable taxes) for their monthly streaming subscriptions. The new subscription options are available just in time to catch every game of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, which tips off with the First Four on Tuesday, March 19. TSN is the exclusive Canadian home of college basketball’s biggest tournament. Offering incredible value, TSN Direct and RDS Direct provide even more options for fans across the country to access the networks’ industry-leading rosters of marquee sports programming. Through their Month Pass or Day Pass subscriptions, viewers can watch on a multitude of platforms including computers, tablets, mobile devices, and Apple TV, with TSN Direct also available on Samsung SmartTV and Xbox One, and more platforms to be announced soon. TSN Direct features access to TSN’s five feeds, on-demand content, and exclusive bonus streams. RDS Direct delivers French-language content from RDS, RDS2, and RDS INFO. Subscribers can access TSN and RDS’s extensive programming lineups, which feature an exclusive slate of upcoming marquee live sports, including the WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, FORMULA ONE, IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, FRENCH OPEN, CFL, WIMBLEDON, along with the rest of the networks’ iconic championship events including MLS, THE MASTERS, NBA Playoffs, PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, and many more. Current TSN and RDS television subscribers of participating television service providers can continue to access the TSN and RDS live feeds at no extra cost through both networks’ official websites and apps by providing their service provider account details when logging in. Users can download the TSN and RDS apps by searching “TSN” or “RDS” in the iTunes App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). In addition to continuing to offer live streaming and on-demand content, both apps provide an extensive scoreboard, news updates, in-depth articles, video highlights, and complete broadcast schedules, as well as TSN Radio live streams on the TSN app.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, Soccer Canada, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, 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. 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, MLB and World Series, Olympic Games until 2024, FIFA World Cup until 2026, Premier League, exclusive French-language broadcaster of the Montreal Alouettes, Laval Rocket, Formula 1 and the Tour de France, RDS’s slate of channels present more than 4,000 hours of live programming each year, including UFC, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and World Junior Championship, NASCAR, PGA Tour golf including all four majors, ATP tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, Season 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. For more on Bell Media, please visit BellMedia.ca.


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