(Ottawa, Ont.) The Canada Games, along with TSN, RDS and SportsCanada.TV, have announced the official Broadcast and Webcast schedules for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
“We are very excited to be working with official broadcast partners TSN and RDS to bring Canadians national TV coverage of the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” said Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. “TSN and RDS are Canada’s sports leaders and the trusted sources for sports broadcasting. We are proud to partner with them as they will allow all Canadians to enjoy a first-class production of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.”
Following the IIHF World Juniors broadcast coverage from Montreal and Toronto, TSN and RDS will now turn to broadcasting the second major event featured in the Year of Sport; the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
In addition to the highly anticipated Opening and Closing Ceremonies broadcasts, TSN and RDS broadcast segments will feature hockey, curling, speed skating, badminton, as well highlights from as many other sports as possible.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and Canada Games alumna Catriona Le May Doan will anchor TSN’s live coverage of the Games. SPORTSCENTRE’s Paul Hollingsworth will provide play-by-play throughout the Games, including men’s hockey alongside analyst Dave Reid and women’s hockey alongside analyst Cheryl Pounder. TSN’s broadcast team also features:
- Speed Skating: Two-time Olympic silver medalist Susan Auch
- Curling: Olympic bronze medalist Melissa Soligo
- Badminton: London 2012 Team Canada badminton head coach Ram Nayyar
“The Canada Games is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the next generation of elite Canadian athletes,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “TSN is proud to be the official broadcaster of the 2015 Canada Winter Games and we are all looking forward to giving Canadians a front row seat to watch the action coming out of Prince George.”
TSN’s comprehensive schedule will include 40 hours of English coverage while RDS will feature 40 hours of French coverage. All broadcast footage will be made available at TSN.ca and RDS.ca.
“We are proud to deliver comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” says Stuart Ballantyne, 2015 Canada Winter Games CEO. “Through our broadcast and webcast partnerships, the spirit of the 2015 Games and the northern story will be shared across the nation. From the excitement of the Opening Ceremony to the joy of winning a gold medal, Canadians will be able to journey with us to the 2015 Canada Winter Games from the comfort of their homes.”
Webcasting coverage of the 2015 Games will be featured at the Canada Games’ brand new webcasting portal, www.canadagamestv.ca , where over 900 hours of almost every sport will be included.
“The www.canadagamestv.ca website will feature an astounding 900 hours of coverage of almost every sport,” says Council Chairman Quinn. “The website will also feature Canada Games TV Today, an online news magazine show dedicated to showcasing the untold stories of athletes competing at the Games.”
SportsCanada.TV is the new webcaster of the Canada Games and has a proven track record of covering many high-end sporting events. “SportsCanada.TV is extremely excited about our partnership with the 2015 Canada Winter Games to provide over 900 hours of live coverage from 17 events in Prince George. We look forward to showcasing many of Canada’s future world-class athletes and connecting them to viewers from across the country and around the world.”
Broadcast / Webcast Schedules
About the Canada Games
Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council. For more information, please visit www.canadagames.ca.