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TSN aired an Argos-Ticats game where? The downside of five feeds of TSN

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

When I was piecing together the sports ratings last week, I noticed something a bit odd. According to the schedule page on the TSN website, the September 11 Argonauts/Tiger-Cats game aired live on TSN1 and TSN3, and it possibly aired on tape delay on TSN5, while TSN4 aired a FIBA basketball game. That’s a very curious move especially considering that TSN4 is the local feed for both Toronto and Hamilton, the hometowns of the Argos and the Ticats, respectively. So, what gives? If TSN didn’t muck up their schedule online, and that is in fact correct, it looks like TSN might be messing with the hearts and minds of Argos and Ticats fans for ratings.

You see, TSN4 is Ontario’s home feed (for the most part), but it also happens to be one of the feeds with the potential to reach the biggest audience (approximately 11 million). The CFL already has an audience, and by putting an Argos-Ticats game on TSN1, which primarily serves an area with a population of roughly eight million, and TSN3, which primarily serves a population of just over two million, it wouldn’t really matter much because the diehard Argos and Ticats fans would likely claw tooth and nail to find whatever out there channel TSN1 or TSN3 is on. Not as many people are into FIBA basketball, but by putting it on a feed that primarily serves an area with a population of 11 million, you have a greater chance of folks sampling it, don’t you think?

While some might argue that pushing a game on a specific feed might not matter that much, home feeds are often on a spot on the dial that TSN has historically called home for quite some time (and it’s often a great location, too), while the other non-local feeds are pushed off to oblivion, somewhere completely random. (My provider, Rogers, has TSN 1-5 on channels 494-498, but TSN4 is also on channel 30, where it has been for years, and channel 406. TSN2 also appears multiple times on the dial. It’s on channel 98 and 407, too.)

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Press Release: TSN Lets the Free Agent Fireworks Fly: FREE AGENT FRENZY Airs Live on Canada Day

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (June 30, 2015) – TSN is Canada’s go-to destination for news and analysis from the opening of the NHL free agent market with FREE AGENT FRENZY (#FAF) – TSN’s signature seven hour event. The industry’s most-watched and most-trusted source for hockey news and analysis, FREE AGENT FRENZY begins Wednesday, July 1 at 11 a.m. ET on TSN to prime fans for the first rush of signings at 12 noon ET.

TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of TSN’s FREE AGENT FRENZY coverage via TSN GO.

The network also complements its ninth annual FREE AGENT FRENZY with extensive coverage on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN Digital platforms.

FREE AGENT FRENZY made its debut in 2006 and has become a Canada Day tradition for hockey fans across the country. This year, the FREE AGENT FRENZY broadcast is part of a jam-packed Canada Day of marquee live sporting events including the FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™ semifinal, multi-court coverage of WIMBLEDON, and more.

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Press Release: TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT, June 29 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

Toronto (June 26, 2015) – TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the 2015 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT on Monday, June 29 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2.

THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE’s Glenn Schiiler hosts the network’s 2015 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT coverage from the TSN Studio and is joined by analysts Craig Button and Dave Poulin. SPORTSCENTRE’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia contributes reports live from the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto.

TSN’s live coverage of the 2015 HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCEMENT is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

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Press Release: TSN’s Five Feeds Serve Canadians 300+ Hours of Live Multi-Court Coverage of WIMBLEDON, Beginning June 29

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (June 25, 2015) – TSN’s live multi-court coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments continues from the famous grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club with WIMBLEDON. In total, TSN’s five national feeds deliver more than 300 hours of live coverage from the first round through to the finals, beginning with more than 10 consecutive hours of Early Round Coverage on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 a.m. ET on TSN (see below or visit TSN.ca for broadcast schedule).

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of WIMBLEDON is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

French-language coverage of WIMBLEDON is available on RDS and RDS2.

Hosted by Tessa Bonhomme and Laura Diakun with on-site reports from Mark Masters, TSN’s daytime multi-court coverage of WIMBLEDON features live coverage of multiple matches airing at the same time, as well as post-match reports, analysis, news conferences, and highlights throughout the day. Fans can visit TSN.ca for a daily lineup of matches that will be featured in TSN’s live multi-court coverage.

Masters is in London to deliver reports from the tournament for SPORTSCENTRE, and contribute blog posts and web-exclusive one-on-one interviews for TSN.ca.

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Press Release: TSN Hits the Pacific Northwest for the 115th U.S. OPEN at Chambers Bay, Beginning June 18

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (June 16, 2015) – TSN hits the greens of Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington as the U.S. OPEN visits the Pacific Northwest for the first time in its 115-year history. TSN’s live coverage of all four golf majors continues when the U.S. OPEN tees off on Thursday, June 18 at 12 noon ET on TSN.

The tournament’s star-studded field includes THE MASTERS champion Jordan Speith, defending U.S. OPEN champion Martin Kaymer, and previous winners Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, along with Canadians Brad Fritsch and David Hearn

Leading up to the tournament, TSN golf analyst Bob Weeks covers all the big stories and interviews top players as they prepare for the U.S. OPEN. Weeks contributes daily reports all week long for SPORTSCENTRE, as well as interviews and analysis for TSN.ca. Weeks will also answer fan questions daily on Twitter using the hashtag #AskWeeksy, and will host a Google Hangout on Wednesday, June 17 beginning at 4 p.m. ET to discuss all things U.S. OPEN.

TSN’s coverage of the U.S. OPEN is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

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Press Release: TSN Serves Up 300+ Hours of Exclusive Live Coverage of the 2015 FRENCH OPEN, Beginning May 24

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (May 21, 2015) – TSN’s exclusive Canadian coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments continues this weekend with the 2015 FRENCH OPEN. Live coverage from the famous red clay of Roland Garros begins this Sunday, May 24 at 5 a.m. ET on TSN2 and TSN5 with more than 10 consecutive hours of Early Round Coverage. In total, TSN’s five national feeds deliver more than 300 hours of live coverage from the first round through to the finals (see broadcast schedule below).

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the FRENCH OPEN is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers through TSN GO.

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Press Release: TSN Gets in the Ring for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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TSN (logo via Wikimedia)

TORONTO (April 29, 2015) – TSN delivers comprehensive preview coverage across its platforms of the much-anticipated 12-round welterweight unification title fight between undefeated five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) and eight-division world champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs). The fight, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, takes place on Saturday, May 2.

TSN is Canada’s go-to destination for comprehensive preview coverage surrounding Mayweather-Pacquiao. The network’s slate of coverage includes the following highlights:

News Conference and Official Weigh-In

Before the bell sounds, TSN primes fans with comprehensive live coverage of the week’s pre-fight events. The fighters discuss the highly anticipated bout at the News Conference, airing live from the KÀ Theatre at the MGM Grand today (Wednesday, April 29) at 4 p.m. ET on TSN4. In the final event before they step into the ring, the fighters converge at the Official Weigh-In, airing live on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN2. Continue reading