Bell Media platforms kick off expanded NFL coverage

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9/4/2014 10:26:43 AM
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TORONTO - Bell Media platforms are the home of football across Canada as CTV, TSN, TSN Radio stations across the country, and - for the first time ever - TV Everywhere platforms CTV GO and TSN GO combine to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2014-15 NFL season.

Football Lives Here on Bell Media platforms as expanded coverage of the NFL joins TSN's extensive coverage of the CFL and NCAA football.

From Thursday night's opening kickoff at CenturyLink Field in Seattle to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Glendale, Arizona, Bell Media platforms bring fans an unparalleled NFL schedule featuring exclusive Canadian coverage of:

Sunday 1 p.m. ET regular-season games
Sunday 4 p.m. ET regular-season games
Sunday Night regular-season games
Monday Night regular-season games
All playoff games
The most-watched broadcast of the year, the Super Bowl


CTV and TSN present a full day of Sunday NFL programming - giving viewers the choice between two different games on Sunday at both 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET most weeks of the NFL season. In addition to the complete Sunday Night and Monday Night Football packages, TSN also has exclusive Canadian coverage of the NFL Draft, plus extensive NFL coverage on SportsCentre and on

After announcing a multi-year extension of their broadcast partnership with the NFL last year, Bell Media has digital media rights for the first time, giving authenticated subscribers the ability to watch NFL games and content live from their smartphones, tablets, or computers through Bell Media TV Everywhere platforms, including CTV GO and TSN GO.

Earlier this year, Super Bowl XLVIII was Canada's most-watched broadcast of the past two years with an average audience of 8 million viewers.

NFL on CTV and TSN: Week 1 Schedule

The 2014 NFL season gets underway Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 with the NFL Kickoff Speacial followed by the highly-anticipated NFL Kickoff Game featuring the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Bell Media's Week 1 NFL schedule also features:

Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. ET:
New Orleans @ Atlanta - airing on CTV Vancouver, CTV Alberta, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, and CTV Northern Ontario
Buffalo @ Chicago - airing on CTV Toronto, CTV Kitchener, CTV Montreal, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Atlantic
New England @ Miami - airing on TSN2

Sunday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. ET:
San Francisco @ Dallas - airing on CTV Vancouver, CTV Alberta, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Montreal, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Toronto, CTV Kitchener, CTV Ottawa, and CTV Two Atlantic.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8:15 p.m. ET:
Indianapolis @ Denver - airing on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5

NY Giants @ Detroit - airing at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5
San Diego @ Arizona - airing at 10:15 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5

CTV and TSN will announce their remaining Sunday afternoon NFL games on a week-by-week basis.


TSN will televise 57 regular-season NFL games this season, delivering back-to-back nights of appointment television with exclusive Canadian coverage of Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.

TSN's jam-packed NFL lineup also features the popular preview and wrap-up shows Sunday NFL Countdown, Football Night in America, NFL Primetime, and Monday Night Countdown.

The NFL on TSN programming lineup is as follows:


TSN gets viewers primed for Sunday afternoon NFL action as Chris Berman hosts the three-hour preview show Sunday NFL Countdown every Sunday at 10 a.m. ET leading into CTV and TSN's 1 p.m. ET game coverage. 
Bob Costas hosts the critically-acclaimed FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA alongside analyst Hines Ward every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, leading into TSN's weekly coverage of Sunday Night Football.

The reigning #1 prime-time program is back on TSN with coverage of all regular season Sunday night games. The Sunday Night Football broadcast team is led by play-by-play voice Al Michaels, analyst Cris Collinsworth, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Action gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8:15 p.m. ET with Indianapolis @ Denver.


TSN's Monday afternoon line-up includes NFL Primetime at 2 p.m. ET hosted by Trey Wingo. NFL Primetime kicks off Monday, Sept. 8.

The Monday Night Countdown preview show, featuring host Chris Berman, returns to TSN beginning Monday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. ET - a special start time to tee up the night's doubleheader action.

Monday Night Football returns to TSN bringing fans exclusive Canadian coverage of all 17 regular season Monday night matchups. ESPN's Mike Tirico and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden are in the broadcast booth all season long, while Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines. The action begins Monday, Sept. 8 with a doubleheader featuring NY Giants @ Detroit at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by San Diego @ Arizona at 10:15 p.m. ET.


SportsCentre hits the gridiron during the NFL season to deliver extensive news and highlights from every game and weekly NFL segments, giving fans more NFL insight and analysis than ever. Additional highlights include:
Every Monday - Jesse Palmer is back with his popular Monday Morning Quarterback segment, as the former NFL pivot provides his take on the weekend's games. 

Every Thursday - TSN's resident football expert Chris Schultz returns for another season of Risky Business featuring his four weekly picks against the spread. 

Every Saturday - The always entertaining ESPN football host Chris Berman returns to Canada's most-watched sports news program with his 2-Minute Drill, as he gives fans his predictions for head-to-head match-ups for the upcoming week in the NFL.

Throughout the season - TSN's NFL Insider Tim Graham breaks down the biggest news and delivers analysis on issues from around the league. 

TSN Digital

TSN Digital platforms - including and the TSN GO app - have the NFL covered from every angle, highlighted by the enhanced TSN Game Tracker: American Football Edition. Launching at kickoff of the season opener, Game Tracker is the ultimate companion viewing experience, allowing fans to watch instant highlights of the biggest plays from every game, while also giving them real-time access to in-depth stats and detailed game and player analytics.

NFL on TSN Radio

Exclusive live game coverage of Sunday afternoon doubleheaders, all prime-time NFL matchups, the NFL playoffs, and Super Bowl XLIX is available on TSN Radio stations across the country, including TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TSN 1040 and 1410 in Vancouver (visit each station's homepage to confirm broadcast information). In addition, TSN Radio 1410 is the Canadian flagship station of the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks with live coverage of all Seahawks games, while TSN Radio 1050 is Toronto's exclusive home for all primetime NFL games with live game coverage on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights.

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Houston Texans at New York Giants - 1pm et/10am pt (CTV Vancouver, CTV Alberta, CTV Saskatchewan, CITL)

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