Press Release: TSN Delivers the MLB’s Biggest Games and Best Teams All Season Long

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (March 30, 2015) – Baseball fans can catch the biggest Major League Baseball (MLB) games throughout the 2015 season on TSN, as the network delivers extensive broadcast coverage across five national feeds featuring SUNDAY, MONDAY, and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL along with ESPN’s BASEBALL TONIGHT. MLB’s marquee Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night games feature the league’s top teams and the most-anticipated matchups of the season.

Overall, TSN platforms deliver more than 80 MLB games this season. TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of TSN’s MLB coverage on their smartphones, tablets, and computers through TSN GO.

TSN’s baseball coverage features ESPN’s acclaimed MLB production, which includes SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, helmed by veteran Toronto broadcaster Dan Shulman along with analysts John Kruk and Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney.

Press Release: EMERGENCY GOES BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE ER – THE PATIENTS, THEIR LOVED ONES & THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS THAT CARE FOR THEM

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Slice (logo via Wikimedia)

VANCOUVER, March 26, 2015 – A visit to the emergency department can be an emotional experience for the patient and for the loved ones that accompany them. The new documentary series Emergency  gives viewers an intimate look at the lives of patients in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments. Narrated by award-winning musician and author Jann Arden and produced by award-winning producers Force Four Entertainment, Emergency airs Thursdays at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET/11 & 11:30 p.m. PT with back-to-back episodes beginning April 16 on Slice.

Emergency is a real-life series that has the tension, emotion and occasional humour of a drama,” says John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer, Force Four Entertainment. “The difference is that this series features real patients, families and health care workers.”

Each episode of Emergency interweaves the personal stories of three to four patients, each facing their own medical emergency, ranging from heart and respiratory ailments to broken bones and work-related accidents. With a heart-felt focus on relationships, the series focuses on the patients and their loved ones, their hopes and their fears, and just how their trip to the emergency department could impact their future. Emergency also showcases the relationships between patients and the medical staff who work tirelessly and urgently to unravel the mysterious illness or injury that brought the patient to the emergency department.

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Press Release: TGIT! The Most Anticipated Television Series of the Season Come Together to Bring Back Must-See Thursdays, Starting May 14 on City

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City (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (March 30, 2015) Get out the blankets ‘cause Thursdays are about to get a whole lot chillier on City. Turn on, tune in, and get hooked on two of the biggest event series of the season with the premieres of new limited dramas Wayward Pines (May 14) and City original Between (May 21).

Starring Oscar® nominees Matt Dillon (Crash), Terrence Howard (Empire), and Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County), and Oscar® winnerMelissa Leo (The Fighter), Wayward Pines tells the story of secret service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon), who, after surviving a terrible car crash, finds himself in the seemingly idyllic Idaho town – only not everything is as it seems. Based on the best-selling novels by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller and Oscar® nominee M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, The Village), Wayward Pinesairs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City, beginning with the cryptically captivating series premiere on May 14.
Then, beginning May 21, Thursdays on City get a whole lot creepier when original series Between makes its world premiere at 8 p.m. ET/PT, leading into Wayward Pines at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Jennette McCurdy (iCarly, Sam & Cat), Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. Following the broadcast, Between will make its exclusive Canadian SVOD premiere next day on shomi.
Rounding out Thursdays on City, Hannibal returns with the hair-raising Season 3 premiere, beginning June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings).

Press Release: TSN’s Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of Every Team Canada Game from the 2015 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO – TSN heads to Malmo, Sweden, as Canada’s National Women’s Team looks begins their quest for championship gold  at the 2015 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Canadians can follow Team Canada’s every move with complete coverage of their round robin games and every playoff game on TSN platforms from March 28 to April 5, beginning with Canada taking on rivals USA tomorrow (Saturday, March 28) at 11 a.m. ET on TSN (click here or see below for complete broadcast schedule).

TSN’s world-class production team will serve as the host broadcaster of the event, delivering the network’s acclaimed hockey coverage to participating countries. The 2015 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP marks the second time that TSN has broadcast the event from Sweden, previously hosting the 2005 event in Linkoping and Norrkoping.

Laura Diakun hosts TSN’s coverage with analyst and two-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP medallist Tessa Bonhomme. Calling all of Team Canada’s games is play-by-play commentator Rod Black alongside analyst and five-time IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP gold medallist Cheryl Pounder.

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Press Release: TSN Expands FORMULA 1 Coverage to Include BBC Sport’s Grid Walk Beginning with 2015 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX This Sunday

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO – TSN announced today it is expanding its FORMULA 1™ coverage this season to include BBC Sport’s popular grid walk for 10 races in 2015, beginning with this weekend’s MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX. Hosted by BBC Sport’s expert analysts David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan and lead presenter Suzi Perry, the grid walk delivers a track-level perspective in the lead-up to GRAND PRIX races (see below for TSN’s grid walk schedule).

“We’ve heard from passionate FORMULA 1 fans about their desire to see even more coverage across our network on race day,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “Adding a world-class production like BBC’s FORMULA 1 Grid Walk gives fans the opportunity to further immerse themselves into the biggest open-wheel series in the world.”

TSN delivers complete coverage of all GRAND PRIX races in this year’s FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including practice and qualification for every stop on this year’s circuit. TSN’s live coverage of the world’s biggest open-wheel racing competition continues this weekend with the 2015 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX. Live action of qualifying airs on Saturday, March 28 at 4:55 a.m. ET on TSN, and the race itself on Sunday, March 29 with pre-race coverage beginning at 2:35 a.m. ET on TSN.

TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the only Canadian race on the FORMULA 1 calendar, the CANADIAN GRAND PRIX (FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA), beginning with practice from Montreal’s famous Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on Friday, June 5. TSN’s coverage continues with qualifying on Saturday, June 6 and culminates with the 2015 FORMULA 1 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX the following day.

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Press Release: HISTORY® GREENLIGHTS FOURTH SEASON OF HIT SERIES VIKINGS

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History (logo via Wikimedia)

NEW YORK/TORONTO, March 26, 2015HISTORY® announced today that it has picked up a fourth season of its hit scripted series Vikings, created and written by Michael Hirst (The Tudors, Elizabeth).  Five new episodes remain in the current season airing Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT with the season finale slated for Thursday, April 23rd at 10pm ET/PT.

The first four episodes of season three took viewers by storm, averaging 895,000 (A2+), 428,000 (A25-54) and 375,000 (A18-49), making the new season of Vikings the #1 specialty drama on Thursday nights in all key demos*.  Vikings has been the #1 specialty drama since its inaugural season premiere in 2013** and this year earned four Canadian Screen Awards including Best International Drama.

Production on season four will begin this spring in Ireland.

“Five weeks in and still topping the charts as Canada’s number one specialty drama, Vikings has cemented HISTORY firmly in the scripted series genre and we’re thrilled to be picking it up for a new season,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media.  “Backed by strong Canadian representation among both cast and crew, Vikings is one of the most compelling, visually stunning dramas on television today and we can’t wait to bring it back.”

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Press Release: PRODUCTION STARTS ON FINALE SEASON OF SHAW MEDIA’S ORIGINAL HIT DRAMA SERIES CONTINUUM

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Showcase (logo via Wikimedia)

VANCOUVER, BC, March 26, 2015 – Reunion Pictures, in association with Shaw Media, today announced that production is underway on season four of Continuum, Showcase‘s Canadian original action-drama about a policewoman from 2077 who travels back in time to track down escaped Liber8 convicts from the future. The six one-hour episode conclusion wraps production in late May and premieres July 26, 2015 on Showcase.

In season four of Continuum, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols, Criminal Minds, Alias) and the mysterious time traveler, Brad Tonkin (Ryan Robbins, Falling Skies, The Killing) must battle the Future Soldiers who arrived in a flash of light in the last moments of season three. Meanwhile, Kiera’s alliance with the remaining members of Liber8 challenges her relationship with both Carlos (Victor Webster, Castle, Melrose Place) and Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen, Jericho, Scream 4).

Kiera must also face off against Kellog (Stephen Lobo, Arctic Air, Smallville), who is using every option available to him to become the ruler of a dark future built in his image. Ultimately Kiera is put to the test when the dream of potentially reuniting with her family is reignited.

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