TSN’s Live Coverage of First-Ever COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF Semifinals Attracts Record Audience

— January 5, 2015

– Oregon’s decisive victory over Florida State in the ROSE BOWL GAME Presented by Northwestern Mutual attracts 702,000 viewers to TSN, becoming the most-watched college football game in Canadian television history –

– Ohio State’s stunning upset of #1-ranked Alabama in the ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL attracted an average audience of 534,000 viewers on TSN –

– TSN’s live coverage of the college football post-season culminates with the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Presented by AT&T on Monday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET across the TSN Network –

To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1BrG4Jq TORONTO (January 5, 2015) – With the best teams in college football competing for spots in the historic COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Presented by AT&T, the first-ever COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFsemifinals delivered a record audience to TSN on New Year’s Day. Preliminary overnight data confirms that an average audience of 702,000 viewers tuned in to watch #2-ranked Oregon’s decisive victory over #3-ranked Florida State in the ROSE BOWL GAME Presented by Northwestern Mutual, making it the most-watched college football game ever on Canadian television. In Thursday’s second semifinal matchup, the ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, #4-ranked Ohio State’s stunning upset of #1-ranked Alabama attracted an average audience of 534,000 viewers. Overall, more than 3.8 million unique Canadian viewers tuned in to watch the highly-anticipated COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF semifinals on TSN. Audiences for the record-setting ROSE BOWL GAME Presented by Northwestern Mutual peaked at 1.1 million viewers late in the third quarter, as Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks pulled away for the victory. TSN is the exclusive Canadian home to ESPN’s comprehensive coverage of the inaugural COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF. ESPN’s live coverage of the semifinals delivered the largest two audiences in American cable television history, both attracting more than 28 million viewers. Live coverage culminates with the historic COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Presented by AT&T, with Oregon squaring off against Ohio State on Monday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET across the TSN Network. TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s live coverage of the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF on TSN GO. TSN Radio stations across the country deliver live coverage of the inaugural COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Presented by AT&T, including TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1200 in OttawaTSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1410 in Vancouver, and TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton (visit each station’s homepage to confirm broadcast information). Canada’s #1 sports news program, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers breaking news, highlights, and reaction from reporter Farhan Lalji, who is on-site at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas to cover the COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Presented by AT&T. Fans can visit TSN platforms for all the latest news, stats, highlights, and rankings from the world of college football. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS Visit TSN.ca/Twitter to follow all of CFL ON TSN’s on-air personalities @CFBPlayoff #TSN #CFBPlayoff Facebook.com/TSN YouTube.com/TSNCanada Instagram.com/TSN_Official Google.ca/+TSN 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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