TSN confirmed today its new regional television channel TSN Jets will be available in nearly 500,000 homes as the Winnipeg Jets take to the ice for its first pre-season game on Tuesday.
TSN Jets is available to Bell TV, Shaw, Shaw Direct and MTS TV customers in the Jets' broadcast region. The specialty television service dedicated to 60+ Winnipeg Jets games per season premieres Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. CT when the Jets take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a capacity crowd at the MTS Centre.
"The fan and community support for TSN Jets has been overwhelming," said Stewart Johnston, President, TSN. "We are obviously delighted that key television service providers in the region have come on board for the start of the Jets' season and made this channel available in close to a half million homes."
TSN Jets can be seen on the following television service providers:
Bell TV – Channel 1423 in HD and Channel 423 in SD
MTS TV Ultimate – Channel 480 in HD and Channel 168 in SD
MTS Classic - Channel 168 in SD
Shaw – Channel 290 in HD and Channel 289 in SD
Shaw Direct Classic – Channel 449 in HD and Channel 468 in SD
Shaw Direct Advanced – Channel 393 in HD and Channel 136 in SD
Fans can contact their local television service providers for information on pricing and packaging for TSN Jets. The Winnipeg Jets broadcast region includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, plus parts of Northwestern Ontario including Kenora, Dryden and Thunder Bay.
For more information on TSN Jets visit TSN.ca/Jets.
TSN announced last month that the network reached a 10-year agreement with True North Sports & Entertainment for regional television broadcast rights for Winnipeg Jets games. In addition to producing live game coverage, TSN has confirmed they will complement their broadcasts by producing extensive pre- and post-game shows. Veteran hockey broadcaster Dennis Beyak will be the primary voice for Jets coverage, as he will call all games on TSN Jets.
In the same announcement, it was also confirmed that regional radio broadcast rights were awarded to Bell Media Radio's Sports Radio 1290 Winnipeg.