More Sports, More Choice, and #MoreTSN: TSN's Expansion to Five National Feeds Debuts August 25 Across Canada

- Leading television service providers sign on for TSN's new lineup of five national feeds -

- TSN's suite of channels to debut on the opening day of the U.S. OPEN, delivering expanded live coverage of the final tennis Grand Slam of the season -

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TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - TSN announced today that its highly-anticipated expanded package of five national feeds will debut across Canada on Monday, August 25 - delivering more sports, more choice, and #MoreTSN to Canadian sports fans than ever before.

Optimized to give Canadians the most extensive selection of sports programming on television, TSN's suite of five national channels - branded TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 - will deliver a slate of expanded programming, including the ability to schedule key programming to serve multiple time zones.

TSN's five national feeds will be available to subscribers on the first day of the U.S. OPEN, enabling Canada's Sports Leader to broadcast an unprecedented amount of live coverage of the final tennis Grand Slam of the season.

Distribution for TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5
TSN also confirmed today that the expanded five-feed service will debut in millions of Canadian homes, with a slate of leading television service providers already signed on to carry the service.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the reaction to our expansion plans across the industry - it's clear that our viewers, partners, and clients all want more choice and more access to the biggest events in sports," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "We are delighted that so many television service providers have signed on for the launch, and we are looking forward to announcing further distribution partners in the coming weeks."

The following distributors are among the first to offer TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 to their customers when it launches on August 25:

  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Satellite
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Eastlink
  • FibreOP TV (Bell Aliant)
  • MTS
  • Rogers
  • SaskTel
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Direct
  • Source Cable
  • TELUS Optik TV

More Sports, More Choice, and #MoreTSN
Already home to Canada's most diverse lineup of sports programming and the biggest championships - among them the World Juniors, Grey Cup, FIFA World Cup 2015-2022, Grand Slam tennis, all of golf's majors and much more - Canada's Sports Leader is now able to fully leverage its deep lineup of world-class content with its expansion to five feeds: TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5.

Key programming highlights that viewers can expect to see across TSN's suite of five national feeds include:

  • More live game coverage
  • More choice of games and events taking place at the same time
  • Expanded coverage of marquee live events
  • Effective scheduling of TSN news and studio shows, including SportsCentre
  • NHL hockey
  • ESPN programming
  • New acquisitions and partnerships

TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN currently delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015, TSN's slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf's Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Canadian Tire Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

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