Press Release: TSN Announces Additional Package of Games for the 2015 NBA PLAYOFFS

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

In addition to all Toronto Raptors playoff games, TSN’s five national feeds deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2015 NBA PLAYOFFS, culminating with exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA FINALS.

Fans can watch more games from the NBA PLAYOFFS than ever before on TSN’s five-feed lineup this postseason, highlighted by some of the most hotly anticipated games between U.S.-based teams.

Highlights from the First Round of TSN’s 2015 NBA PLAYOFFS schedule include:

  • LeBron James, Kevin Love, Canada’s Tristan Thompson, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers taking on Canada’s Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics
  • The reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs taking on All-Star guard Chris Paul and the LA Clippers
  • MVP candidate Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors taking on the New Orleans Pelicans, featuring one of the game’s most exciting young stars in Anthony Davis

Additional games will be added to TSN’s NBA PLAYOFFS schedule in the coming days and weeks. The network’s postseason coverage also includes the NBA FINALS. TSN’s entire slate of games from the NBA PLAYOFFS is also available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

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Press Release: Corus Entertainment and Disney/ABC Television Group Join Forces in Landmark Licensing Agreement

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(Toronto) – Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B), one of Canada’s leading media and entertainment companies, today announced a groundbreaking, long-term licensing agreement with the Disney/ABC Television Group that marks a new chapter for kids and family entertainment in Canada. Under the terms of this expansive agreement, Corus secures English- and French-language rights to Disney Channel’s world-class content and becomes steward of the brand with the launch of Disney Channel in Canada.

Scheduled to debut on September 1, 2015, Disney Channel will give Canadian kids and families full access to Disney Channel’s slate of high profile and popular shows such as K.C. Undercover, Girl Meets World, Austin & Ally, Liv and Maddie and many others. The agreement also includes authenticated simultaneous streaming and ad-supported video-on-demand rights for select programs airing on the channel, allowing fans to catch-up on episodes of their favourite series. Following the launch of Disney Channel in the fall, select Disney branded kids linear television offerings will also be rolled out in the future as those brands and programming are transitioned to Corus.

This multi-year agreement expands on the relationship between Corus and the Disney/ABC Television Group that began in 2011, when Corus announced the launch of its millennial-targeted service ABC Spark, based on Disney/ABC’s hugely successful ABC Family channel in the United States.

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Press Release: TSN is Home to Every Game of the Toronto Raptors’ NBA PLAYOFFS Run, Beginning April 18 at 12 noon ET

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (April 16, 2015) – After recording the winningest season in franchise history, the Toronto Raptors have returned to the NBA PLAYOFFS. TSN is the exclusive home of every game of their playoff run, beginning with the Raptors’ First Round series against the Washington Wizards.

TSN’s exclusive live coverage tips off this Saturday (April 18) at 12 noon ET with a 30-minute pre-game show followed by Game 1: Washington @ Toronto live on TSN and TSN GO. TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto also delivers live coverage of Game 1, beginning with an extensive 90-minute pre-game show at 11 a.m. ET (see below for more details on TSN 1050’s coverage of the Raptors).

Broadcast Schedule

The broadcast schedule for the Toronto Raptors-Washington Wizards series is as follows*:

  • Game 1: Washington @ Toronto – Saturday, April 18 at 12 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 2: Washington @ Toronto – Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 3: Toronto @ Washington – Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio 1050
  • Game 4: Toronto @ Washington – Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN GO
  • **Game 5: Washington @ Toronto – Wednesday, April 29 at TBD
  • **Game 6: Toronto @ Washington – Friday, May 1 at TBD
  • **Game 7: Washington @ Toronto – Sunday, May 3 at TBD

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History (logo via Wikimedia)

NEW YORK/TORONTO, April 15, 2015 – HISTORY announces its newest series, Alone, the boldest and longest survival experiment ever captured for television, is slated to air this summer.  The 10-episode series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness – no camera crew, no teams, no producers – on a single mission to stay alive. At stake is $500,000 awarded to the person who can last the longest.  Alone will air as a synchronized, worldwide television event, airing in over 200 territories globally on HISTORY and other channels.

Carrying only what they can fit in a backpack, the survivalists are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain to hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown, self-documenting their experience.  Alone is the ultimate test of man’s will to survive.

Alone is an entirely new format for HISTORY, set against Vancouver Island’s impressive wilderness landscape,” says Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. “Viewers have the unique opportunity to follow the journeys of these survivalists as they are left on their own and endure unpredictable elements and social isolation to ultimately be the last one standing.”

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Press Release: Stronger Than Ever: CTV’s ETALK Remains Canada’s #1 Entertainment News Show Throughout Awards Show Season

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TORONTO (April 15, 2015) – Season 13 remains supreme for CTV’s ETALK as Canadians continue to choose the entertainment program as their #1 destination for red carpet and post-award show coverage. With 717,000 viewers, ETALK’s award season average audience has increased 7% year-over-year. ETALK’s award season audience is also 54% higher than its Canadian competitor ET CANADA (Global, 467,000) and 8% higher than ET (Global, 666,000). From Hollywood’s most prestigious events including THE EMMYS® and THE OSCARS®, to the final notes heard at the JUNOS, in some instances ETALK saw double and triple digit lead across all key demos.

“Through 13 straight seasons, ETALK continues to make history as the country’s most-watched and trusted source for unparalleled award season coverage at home and across the country,” said Morley Nirenberg, Director of Production/Executive Producer, ETALK. “We’re so thankful for our loyal viewers and their increasing support for such a big part of our season.”

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Canadian TV Ratings [Sports]: April 10-13, 2015

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Hockey Night in Canada ended the regular season on a pretty nice note. Its early games on Apr. 11 drew over 2.2 million across the CBC and an assortment of Rogers outlets. Saturday’s Oilers-Canucks game drew over a million viewers as well.

Hockey wasn’t the only big sport over the weekend. The Masters Tournament impressed as well. The final round of the Masters drew nearly 1.2 million viewers on Global. That was enough to be the third most-watched sports event of the weekend. The Masters was just shy of beating out Monday’s Jays game, which drew 1,220,000 viewers.

For more on the weekend’s top sports, check out the charts below and visit Yahoo Sports Canada at the source link.

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Press Release: Discovery’s Original Special MANKIND FROM SPACE Explores Breathtaking Extent of Human Influence on the Planet, May 3

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Discovery (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (April 15, 2015) – Human ingenuity created the modern world. This technology links society globally, and shapes the future of the planet. Premiering Sunday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, Discovery presents MANKIND FROM SPACE, a sweeping two-hour exploration of the invisible webs of interconnectivity that weave across the earth in mind-boggling intricacy. Using raw satellite data, cutting-edge CGI technology, and the input of NASA and the world’s foremost scientists and experts in globalization, the unique and thought-provoking special examines the groundbreaking human innovations that have transformed the planet, creating an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.

Earth’s astounding interconnectivity has been at least 12,000 years in the making. Innovations in agriculture, commerce, power, transportation, communication, and technology have forever changed the course of civilization. These human advances led to the creation of the modern wonders of the world and the development of an intricate web of networks that span the globe, linking humanity together and providing for near limitless potential. However, this immense success has also triggered a vast population explosion, straining worldwide networks. Civilization faces new challenges that will require the long tradition of human ingenuity to pursue bold new innovations to ensure a sustainable future.

Advanced satellites provide a wealth of data about these continually developing networks and help gaze into the future like never before. MANKIND FROM SPACE provides an unprecedented view from beyond the earth’s atmosphere, peeling back the networks layer by layer to reveal the globally connected society that many take for granted in their daily lives.

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