TSN Leads Sports Broadcasters with 16 Canadian Screen Award Nominations
— January 17, 2017
– TSN’s nominations for excellence in sports broadcasting include multiple nominees for Best Sports Host, Best Sports Play-By-Play Announcer, and Best Sports Analyst –
– TSN’s comprehensive coverage of the 103rd Grey Cup honoured with four nominations, including Best Live Sports Event –
TORONTO (January 17, 2017) – As Canada’s Sports Leader and the home of the biggest roster of championship events in the country, TSN leads all sports broadcasters with 16 Canadian Screen Award nominations, announced this morning in Toronto.
TSN received nominations in a wide variety of categories, from broadcast talent to live event productions to feature segments. The network received nominations for seven different marquee live broadcasts, as TSN continues to captivate the country by delivering Canada’s biggest and most diverse lineup of iconic sporting events.
“I’m very proud to congratulate our fantastic team on amassing this array of Canadian Screen Award nominations,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “This tremendous accomplishment is another testament to the skill and leadership of the outstanding team we’ve assembled at TSN.”
TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 103rd Grey Cup received a total of four nominations, including Best Live Sports Event, Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event, and one nomination each for CFL ON TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor in the categories of Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer and Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series, respectively.
In addition to Cuthbert and Suitor, multiple TSN personalities received nominations for excellence in sports broadcasting, including James Duthie and Brian Williams (Best Sports Host), Gord Miller (Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer), and Jack Armstrong and Ray Ferraro (Best Sports Analyst).
TSN’s full list of 2017 Canadian Screen Award nominations for excellence in sports broadcasting is as follows:
Best Live Sports Event (2)
Paul Graham, Jon Hynes – 2015 Grey Cup
Dan Gladman, Aaron Lafontaine, Paul Graham, Dave Stiff – NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 4
Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event (2)
Andy Bouyoukos – 2015 Grey Cup
Andy Bouyoukos – 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship Gold Medal Game
Best Sports Host in a Sports Program or Series (2)
Brian Williams – Queen’s Plate
James Duthie – Free Agent Frenzy
Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer (2)
Gord Miller – 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game
Chris Cuthbert – 2015 Grey Cup
Best Sports Analyst in a Sports Program or Series (3)
Jack Armstrong – 2016 NBA Playoffs: Heat vs. Raptors Game 7
Ray Ferraro – 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game
Glen Suitor – 2015 Grey Cup
Best Sports Feature Segment (3)
Josh Shiaman, Jason Wessel, Kevin Fallis, Sara Orlesky, Brent Blanchard – Believe in Ryp
Josh Shiaman, Jason Wessel, Brent Blanchard, Michael Farber, Matt Dorman, Gary Hawke – El Presidente
Josh Shiaman, Rick Westhead, Jason Wessel, Darren Oliver, Kevin Fallis – Radical Play
Best Sports Opening/Tease (1)
Craig Chambers, Devon Burns – Toronto Argonauts Season Opener
Best Sports Program or Series (1)
Ross Rheaume, Brent Blanchard – Journey to the Grey Cup: 2015 Edmonton Eskimos
Canadian Screen Week, the annual celebration of excellence in Canadian film, television, and digital media productions, takes place from March 6-12 in Toronto.
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as 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 deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, 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.