TSN2 debuts Aug 29
launch a new 24-hour sports digital network, TSN2 on Friday, Aug. 29. TSN2 will
give Canadian viewers over 800 hours of live sports action. TSN2 will be
available in HD and SD.
today’s day and age of immediacy, fans want and crave live coverage of sports.TSN2
will deliver more premium live sports programming while complementing TSN’s
already powerful live sports lineup. The days of tape delayed sports
coverage on television are over,” said Phil King, President, TSN. “Sports fans
have identified a strong need and desire for this complementary service.
TSN2 provides additional value to our progressive and passionate sports
audience as it allows us to air two live events simultaneously, giving sports
fans more choice and diversity.”
air encore performances of key sports events as well as offer better timeslots
for Western-based viewers with alternative showings. TSN2 launches on August 29
at 7 p.m. ET with live Canadian coverage of the U.S. Open tennis
roster features live sports games and events, including the NHL, CFL, NBA,
Curling, International Hockey, Golf, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR
Nationwide Series, IndyCar Series, Grand Slam Tennis, Champions League Soccer,
Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and NCAA Football and Basketball.
received an overwhelming positive response from viewers about the TSN alternate
feed, which was used on a temporary basis over the past two years to provide
simultaneous live coverage of sports events.
taking the TSN alternate feed to a full-time service in TSN2, we are better
positioned to serve sports fans by being able to consistently provide live
coverage of two events taking place concurrently. TSN2 is a must-have for
sports fans,” said King.