Press Release: TSN’s #TradeCentre: Canada’s Most-Trusted Source for Trade Deadline Day, Live on March 2 at 8 a.m. ET

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (February 27, 2015) – TSN is Canada’s go-to destination for news and analysis surrounding NHL Trade Deadline Day during TRADECENTRE (#TradeCentre) – TSN’s signature 10-hour event. The industry’s most-watched and most-trusted source for hockey news and analysis, TRADECENTRE airs Monday, March 2 beginning at 8 a.m. ET on TSN. For fans at work or on-the-go, the entire broadcast will be available via live stream on TSN GO, TSN.ca, and on the TSN Hockey app.

Led by host James Duthie, TSN’s Hockey Insiders and experts are Canada’s most-trusted source for hockey news and information. For TRADECENTRE, they are joined by former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson, who contributes his analysis to the Deadline Panel. TSN’s live broadcast of TRADECENTRE is complemented by comprehensive coverage of NHL Trade Deadline Day across digital and radio platforms.

New this year, two-time Stanley Cup champion Dustin Penner joins TSN’s own Cabral “Cabbie” Richards to provide a different take on TRADECENTRE, interacting on social media with NHL players and hockey fans. Penner and Cabbie explore the trending topics of Deadline Day, create their own original hashtags, and debut a special episode of Los Angeles Kings parody the “Dewy Show” presented by BarDown. Continue reading Press Release: TSN’s #TradeCentre: Canada’s Most-Trusted Source for Trade Deadline Day, Live on March 2 at 8 a.m. ET

Press Release: TSN Delivers More Choice and More Curling with Multi-Sheet Coverage of the TIM HORTONS BRIER for the First Time Ever, Beginning February 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (February 26, 2015) – TSN confirmed today it will leverage its five national feeds to deliver multi-sheet coverage of the TIM HORTONS BRIER, marking the first time in network history that fans can choose between two different feature draws taking place at the same time.

TSN will have two crews on location in Calgary to broadcast the two different feature draws throughout the preliminary round’s afternoon and prime-time competitions. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the TIM HORTONS BRIER begins Saturday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

With its multi-sheet coverage, TSN will deliver 100+ hours of live TIM HORTONS BRIER coverage across its five national feeds – 50% more than last year. TSN subscribers can also live stream the network’s coverage via TSN GO and online at TSN.ca.

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Press Release: 100 Days to Go: CTV, TSN, and RDS Announce FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ Broadcast Schedule

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (February 26, 2015) – Bell Media’s CTV, TSN, and RDS, official broadcasters of FIFA events between 2015 and 2026 including the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018, 2022 and 2026, today announced the broadcast schedule for the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. In total, the networks will cover the tournament in its entirety, delivering live broadcast coverage of all 52 games from the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™.

Today’s announcement marks the 100-day countdown to the tournament, with the opening match kicking off Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m. ET on CTV/RDS featuring host Canada taking on China PR at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Taking place in six cities across Canada (Edmonton, Moncton, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Winnipeg), the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ culminates with the Final on Sunday, July 5 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV/RDS at BC Place in Vancouver.

Broadcast schedule highlights:

  • All Canada games will be broadcast live on CTV and CTV GO, and RDS and RDS GO
  • Next-day encore presentations of all Canada games on TSN and TSN GO
  • Live coverage of every single match (52 games in total)
  • Pre-game shows for all games
  • 30-minute prime-time recap shows throughout the tournament

In addition to televising all games nationally:

  • As noted above, all games will be streamed live to TV subscribers on corresponding GO platforms
  • Live radio coverage of every Canada match and the playoffs, along with a nightly recap show, is available on TSN Radio stations across the country, ca/Radio, and on the TSN GO app

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Press Release: SURVIVOR GETS CANADA’S VOTE WITH 2 MILLION VIEWERS TUNING INTO THE SEASON 30 PREMIERE

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Global (screenshot via Global GO)

TORONTO, February 26, 2015 – Thirty seasons in and going strong, Survivor continues to  cement itself as the leading reality program with yet another blockbuster premiere last night on Global. An impressive 2 million (2+) and 925,000 (A25-54) viewers tuned in while the White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar contestants faced-off, making it the #1 show of the night (2+ & A25-54). Audiences watched as lies, deceit, love triangles and jealously culminated in So being the first contestant sent home in a dramatic tribal council that kicked the new season off in true Survivor style.

DATA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Survivor wins the night with 2 million viewers (2+), beating CTV’s Arrow by 15% (2+)
  • Survivor wins the night with 925,000 viewers (25-54), besting CTV’s Arrow by 12% (A25-54)
  • Survivor outwits, outplays and outlasts The Amazing Race premiere on CTV by 32% (2+)
  • The Season 30 premiere of Survivor was 6% higher (2+) and 10% higher (A25-54) than the Season 29 premiere in Fall 2014

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Press Release: JULIANNE MOORE HEADLINES FINAL GROUP OF STELLAR PRESENTERS SLATED FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

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CBC (logo via CBC)

With less than one week to go until the winners are announced, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) and CBC Television today announced the final group of presenters participating in the 2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS.  Hosted by Emmy™ award-winning comedy legend Andrea Martin, this year’s edition of the CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS will take place at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and broadcast on CBC-TV on Sunday, March 1st at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) and on CBC.ca at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).

Recent Academy Award®- and Golden Globe®-winning actress Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars, Still Alice) highlights the final group of presenters for this Sunday’s gala broadcast that features an impressive list of Canadian and international talent, including 2014 Canadian Screen Award-winners from CBC’s 22 Minutes: Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder; as well as Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, The Blacklist); Kevin Durand (The Strain, The Captive); A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds, The Virgin Suicides); Jennifer Finnigan (Baby Sellers, Tyrant); Kristin Lehman (Motive); George Stroumboulopoulos (Hockey Night in Canada); Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue); Meaghan Rath (Being Human); and Emmanuel Kabongo (The Animal Project, Teenagers).

Press Release: TOP-NOTCH CHAINSAW CARVERS TRANFORM TREES INTO TREASURE IN CARVER KINGS

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HGTV (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO, February 25, 2015HGTV Canada expands its royal family this spring with the new series Carver Kings, a captivating and entertaining look at the unique world of chainsaw carving. A companion to the hit Timber Kings series, Carver Kings follows a passionate crew of elite chainsaw mavericks based out of Williams Lake, B.C. as they turn raw wood into stunning custom art for the owners of the world’s most spectacular log homes. Carver Kings premieres with back-to-back episodes Sunday, April 5 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

Part of the team at Pioneer Log Homes, these chainsaw experts are challenged with creating extraordinary, one-of-a-kind carvings for the Timber Kings’ most prestigious clients. Faced with near impossible deadlines, demanding clientele, last minute changes and work yard egos, the Carver Kings will stop at nothing to make sure their works of art are the crown jewel of some of the most magnificent log homes on the planet.

“HGTV Canada is home to the country’s most talented, captivating craftsmen and the brilliant Carver Kings epitomize the brand’s commitment to authentic and entertaining lifestyle programming,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “This spring, we introduce a new group of fascinating characters who have the rare ability to use powerful chainsaws for extremely detailed carvings that will leave Canadians in awe.”

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Press Release: Multi-Platinum Selling Artist The Weeknd Confirmed for CTV’s Broadcast of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS, March 15

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CTV (logo via CTV.ca)

TORONTO (February 26, 2015) – CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that JUNO Award-winning and internationally acclaimed  alternative R&B sensation The Weeknd is set to make his JUNO Awards performance debut during CTV’s March 15 broadcast of THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre. Accompanied by co-writer and producer Stephan Moccio, The Weeknd takes to the JUNO stage with a performance of his hit single “Earned It” from the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades of Grey. The Weeknd joins previously announced performers Alanis Morissette, Arkells, deadmau5, Hedley, Kiesza, Lights, MAGIC!, Sam Roberts Band, and Shawn Mendes. THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS airs live from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre on Sunday, March 15 live at 7 p.m. ET (8 p.m. AT) on CTV and CTV GO (check local listings to confirm broadcast times).

A native of Toronto, multi-platinum selling artist The Weeknd is no stranger to the stage following sold-out dates in 2013 and 2014 at iconic venues such as the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, The O₂ in London, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The Weeknd, who won his first two JUNO Awards in 2013, is nominated this year for Artist of the Year and R&B Soul Recording of the Year.

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