TSN Lets the Free Agent Fireworks Fly: FREE AGENT FRENZY Airs Live on Canada Day

— June 30, 2015

– TSN is Canada’s most-trusted source for hockey news and analysis, delivering live FREE AGENT FRENZY coverage beginning Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET –

TORONTO (June 30, 2015) – TSN is Canada’s go-to destination for news and analysis from the opening of the NHL free agent market with FREE AGENT FRENZY (#FAF) – TSN’s signature seven hour event. The industry’s most-watched and most-trusted source for hockey news and analysis, FREE AGENT FRENZY begins Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN to prime fans for the first rush of signings at 12 noon ET. TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY coverage via TSN GO. The network also complements its ninth annual FREE AGENT FRENZY with extensive coverage on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN Digital platforms. FREE AGENT FRENZY made its debut in 2006 and has become a Canada Day tradition for hockey fans across the country. This year, the FREE AGENT FRENZY broadcast is part of a jam-packed Canada Day of marquee live sporting events including the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ semifinal, multi-court coverage of WIMBLEDON, and more. Broadcast Team Host James Duthie leads TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY team of Hockey Insiders, analysts, reporters, and bureau reporters – providing breaking news and instant analysis of the day’s events, along with live interviews with players, coaches, and GMs. TSN bureau reporters are with each Canadian team to file live reports throughout the day. TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY broadcast team is as follows: FREE AGENT FRENZY on TSN Platforms In addition to the network’s full-day live broadcast coverage, fans can tune in to TSN Radio stations across the country for in-depth news and analysis of all the free agency action. TSN Digital platforms feature a live free agent tracker displaying all the relevant UFAs, as well as a complete signing list updated throughout the day. Fans can sort the free agent tracker according to position, new team, former team, and contract value. Additional TSN Digital highlights include:
  • Instant signing alerts on mobile devices through the TSN GO and TSN Hockey apps
  • A complete list of available restricted and unrestricted free agents by team
  • Video analysis and one-on-one player interviews
  • Analysis of each signing with the Numbers Game column by TSN’s Scott Cullen
  • Fan debate and discussion on the dedicated FREE AGENT FRENZY Hubub at TSN.ca/NHLFanZone
All summer long, fans can head to TSN.ca for news on free agent signings as they break during the off-season. As well, TSN’s home for sports and pop culture, BarDown.com, covers FREE AGENT FRENZY from a social angle, delivering reaction to all of the day’s biggest deals.

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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