TSN To Mic Up QB’s, Coaches for First Time on CFL Game This Weekend
CFL ON TSN will take fans deeper into the game this weekend with a special Live Mic Broadcast featuring in-game sound from the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ quarterbacks and coaches when the two teams face off this Sunday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN. Marking TSN’s first-ever Live Mic Broadcast of a regular season CFL game, fans will be able to hear the sounds of the game live on the field from quarterbacks Zach Collaros and Bo Levi Mitchell, as well as coaches Kent Austin and Dave Dickenson, as these GREY CUP contenders clash at Calgary’s historic McMahon Stadium.
“This Live Mic Broadcast is a next-level fan experience. Our viewers will feel like they’re standing right there in the huddle,” says Paul Graham, Vice-President and Executive Producer, Live Events, TSN. “Thanks to a great collaboration with our league partners, we’re looking forward to adding this innovative production feature to Sunday night’s game – and hearing what Bo Levi Mitchell, Zach Collaros and the coaches have to say.”
CFL ON TSN’s Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor are in the booth for the Ti-Cats-Stampeders game, with Jermain Franklin reporting from the sidelines.
“We are excited to work with TSN and the CFL to bring our great fans closer to the game,” adds Jeff Keeping, President of the CFLPA. “Our players take pride in connecting with the fans and this is a great opportunity to further the game day experience.”
Sunday’s Live Mic Broadcast also features the CFL ON TSN panel – including host Rod Smith alongside analysts Matt Dunigan and Milt Stegall – from the TSN Studio to deliver pre-game, halftime, and post-game news and analysis from this unique live broadcast. Fans can follow photos, videos, and viral content from the CFL ON TSN’s Live Mic Broadcast on TSN’s official Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
“This is yet another example in how our 104-year-old League is leading the way in sports media innovation,” says Christina Litz, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Content, CFL. “We are privileged to have great partners in TSN and the CFLPA who share our forward-looking vision and efforts to engage our fans in new and exciting ways.”