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CBC/Radio-Canada today announced its broadcast plans for this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games as part of a joint celebration with TO2015 in honour of the 100-day countdown to the start of the Parapan Am Games. CBC/Radio-Canada is the official broadcaster of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Canada and will provide Canadians with more hours of coverage than before – including unprecedented coverage of the Parapan Am Games – through an extensive multiplatform approach. The Pan Am Games run from July 10-26, 2015, while the Parapan Am Games take place August 7-15, 2015 in Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is the world’s third-largest international multi-sport games and Toronto 2015 will be the largest multi-sport games ever held on Canadian soil. In keeping with the magnitude of the event, CBC/Radio-Canada will broadcast nearly 750 hours of coverage over the course of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games across TV, online and mobile platforms. This year’s event marks the first time that the Parapan Am Games will be televised in English and French in Canada.
CBC-TV will offer daily broadcasts in the afternoon, primetime, and late night, covering each day’s events throughout the Pan Am Games along with daily primetime and late night broadcasts during the Parapan Am Games. The afternoon broadcasts will air in local time across the country while the evening and late night broadcasts will be live to audiences in Ontario and to the east, airing at local times to audiences west of Ontario. CBC’s Scott Russell will host the nightly primetime show from 8-10 p.m. (8:30-10:30 p.m. NT) and the late night programming block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT) each night, recapping the biggest moments from each day’s events. During the Parapan Am Games, Russell will host CBC-TV’s nightly primetime coverage from 8-9 p.m. (8:30-9:30 p.m. NT), followed by the late night block from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (12-1 a.m. NT). In addition to CBC-TV’s coverage, broadcast partner Sportsnet will provide coverage of the Pan Am football (soccer) tournament and will also provide encore broadcasts of CBC-TV’s Parapan Am coverage.
French-language TV coverage on Radio-Canada will include daily afternoon broadcasts from 1-4 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 2-5 p.m. on weekends, hosted by the network’s Marie-José Turcotte during the Pan Am Games. Host Marc Durand will guide viewers through Radio-Canada’s coverage of the Parapan Am Games, which will include a nightly hour-long broadcast recapping the best from each day of competition.