TORONTO and OTTAWA (August 18, 2014) – TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of the Ottawa Senators, today announced their regional package of Senators games for the 2014-15 season. The announcement comes as part of Bell Media’s comprehensive 12-year partnership with the Senators reached earlier this year.
Beginning this season, 53 regular season Senators games plus pre-season matchups will be offered on TSN5 – part of TSN’s new expanded lineup of five national feeds branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 that debut on Monday, August 25.
RDS’s suite of channels – including RDS, RDS2, and RDSInfo – delivers French-language coverage of 54 Ottawa Senators regular season games plus one pre-season matchup.
The networks’ regional Senators games will be available to TSN and RDS subscribers who live in the team’s designated broadcast region – which includes Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.
TSN subscribers with participating television service providers in the Sens’ broadcast region will receive TSN5.
“As the official broadcasters of the Ottawa Senators, we are proud to deliver comprehensive coverage of the team across eastern Canada,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “Our newly expanded suite of TSN channels allows us to fully leverage Bell Media’s long-term partnership with the Senators and serve Sens fans better than ever before with TSN and RDS’s world-class hockey production.”
“We are excited to begin this new partnership by introducing our regional broadcast schedule to Senators fans,” said Cyril Leeder, President of Ottawa Senators. “We know that depth of programming, in both English and in French, will offer the best in coverage of our team, bringing more games to our fans and helping us grow our viewership.”
“This extensive partnership marks the beginning of a new era for RDS, and we’re eager to take the regional coverage of the Ottawa Senators to the next level,” said Gerry Frappier, President of RDS. “As this agreement to broadcast more than 50 games a year demonstrates, our commitment to the team is stronger than ever.”
TSN Ottawa Bureau Reporter Brent Wallace will follow the Senators all season long to deliver news on the team across TSN’s slate of programs and platforms.
Along with regional Senators coverage, TSN5 and RDS will also feature a variety of world-class sports programming available nationwide – among them the World Juniors, Grey Cup, FIFA World Cup 2015-2022, Grand Slam tennis, all of golf’s majors, and much more.