Another marquee sports property will join TSN2 this year. Beginning in the 2010 season, TSN2 will have live national coverage of one NFL early afternoon game each Sunday throughout the regular season.
TSN2's schedule of NFL games will complement CTV's package of NFL regular season Sunday early afternoon games. While CTV will customize its NFL broadcast schedule to deliver the best games to each market, TSN2 will broadcast a marquee national game – giving viewers in most Canadian markets a choice between two different NFL games at 1pm et.
"The NFL in Canada has never been more popular. Now with TSN2, fans can see the biggest and best games in every market across Canada," said Phil King, President of TSN. "Adding such a renowned property like the NFL to TSN2 solidifies the fact that this is a 'must have' channel for all sports fans."
The addition of games on TSN2 enhances TSN's NFL broadcast package that includes exclusive Canadian coverage of Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football. The NFL is coming off a record season on Canadian television with the most-watched Super Bowl of all time, record-setting playoff audiences and the most-watched NFL regular season ever on both CTV and TSN.
The NFL broadcast package is the latest major property to be added to the TSN2 schedule this month. TSN2 recently announced that Major League Baseball's marquee Sunday Night Baseball game package and England's Barclays Premier League matches would be airing on TSN2.