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TSN 5 FAQ

What is happening to TSN?
TSN is expanding its lineup to a total of five national feeds: TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5.  TSN's new suite of channels will deliver more of what you expect from Canada's Sports Leader.

This means:

  • More championships than any other broadcaster in the country
  • More football, hockey, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis, basketball, and auto racing
  • More live game coverage and more choice of games and events taking place at the same time
  • More TSN news and information shows at a time that is right for you

 

Why is TSN expanding to five feeds?
Already home to Canada's most diverse lineup of sports programming and biggest championships, TSN is expanding to deliver more content and more choice to sports fans.

 

When will the new feeds debut?
TSN's new lineup of five feeds debut Monday, August 25.

 

What will viewers see across TSN's five feeds?
  • More hockey: The leader in covering hockey with our all-star roster of Hockey Insiders and experts and 130+ games of NHL hockey, including 26 regional Toronto Maple Leafs games, 53 regional Ottawa Senators games, and 60 regional Winnipeg Jets games. Plus expansion of current international events including increased coverage of the World Juniors and Men's and Women's Hockey Championships.
  • More football: Exclusive home to every regular season CFL broadcast as well as the playoffs and the Grey Cup. Plus live NFL Sunday 1PM and 4PM games, Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football, as well as increased live coverage of the all-new NCAA College Football Playoff.
  • More soccer: More live soccer than ever before including increased MLS coverage (120 games/season, the playoffs and the MLS Cup), and major international events like FIFA Men's and Women's World Cup, UEFA Euro, EURO Under-21 and the Confederations Cup. In addition, TSN delivers increased coverage of the Barclays Premier League with multiple BPL games each week on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • More golf: TSN continues to be home to the biggest events in golf including live coverage of all the golf Majors. On the links, TSN platforms will deliver expanded coverage featuring additional holes, and will also increase golf support programming, including preview shows and prime-time packaged specials.
  • More baseball: Expanded MLB coverage with live ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Monday Night Baseball, and Wednesday Night Baseball, as well as the addition of the award-winning ESPN nightly news and highlights program, Baseball Tonight.
  • More tennis: TSN continues to be home to the biggest events in tennis including live coverage of all the Tennis Grand Slams. TSN will have more coverage of tennis Grand Slams, including multiple court feeds and more matches featuring Canadians.
  • More basketball: Increased basketball lineup with 47+ live Toronto Raptors games this season plus exclusive broadcasts of NBA All-Star Weekend, NBA Conference Finals and the NBA Finals. TSN will also have extensive live NCAA coverage from the regular season and conference championships. And of course, TSN will be expanding its exclusive multi-court coverage of NCAA March Madness.
  • SPORTSCENTRE: Broadcast SPORTSCENTRE at a time that is right for you.
  • Auto Racing: Expanded coverage of TSN's auto racing package, which includes F1 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Canadian Tire Series.
  • Curling: Expanded coverage of TSN's package of Seasons of Champions events.

 

Does my service provider offer TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5?
TSN is continuing to work closely with all television service providers to ensure as many subscribers as possible have access to our feeds. The following distributors are the first to confirm the launch of TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 on August 25:

  • Access Communication
  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Satellite
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Eastlink
  • FibreOP TV (Bell Aliant)
  • MTS
  • Rogers
  • SaskTel
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Direct
  • Source Cable
  • TELUS Optik TV
  • Westman Media Cooperative

 

How much will it cost to subscribe to TSN's new feeds?
Any questions relating to pricing and availability should be directed to your television service provider.

 

Where can I find broadcast schedules for TSN's five feeds?
You can find TSN's most up-to-date broadcast schedules on TSN.ca/5.

 

What channel number will TSN1/2/3/4/5 be on in my city?
You can find channel listings for TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 on TSN.ca/5.
Any additional questions relating to channel placements should be directed to your television service provider.

 

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
audiencerelations@tsn.ca

 

HOCKEY

What hockey airs on TSN?
TSN feeds will feature live coverage of the Winnipeg Jets, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs as part of TSN's package of 130+ regional NHL games.

  • Jets on TSN: New this season, 60 Jets games will be made available in the Winnipeg Jets' designated broadcast region on TSN3. With games being moved to TSN3, the previously offered TSN Jets service is no longer required.
  • Leafs on TSN: TSN's package of 26 Leafs games will be made available in the Toronto Maple Leafs' designated broadcast region on TSN4.
  • Sens on TSN: TSN's package of 53 Senators games will be made available in the Ottawa Senators' designated broadcast region on TSN5.

TSN will also deliver live coverage of the World Juniors, World Hockey Championship, and the National Women's Hockey Team.

In addition to broadcast coverage, TSN is home to the top Hockey Insiders in the business and its signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, NHL FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE'S NHL DRAFT RANKING.

 

How do I watch Jets games on TSN?
Beginning this season, TSN's package of 60 regional Winnipeg Jets games will be moved to TSN3.

To access regional Jets games on TSN3, fans must live in the Jets' designated broadcast region, which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and parts of Northwestern Ontario including Kenora, Dryden, and Thunder Bay.

TSN subscribers with participating television service providers in the Jets' broadcast region will be eligible to receive TSN3.

With games being moved to TSN3, the previously offered TSN Jets service is no longer required and will be retired.

You can find the Winnipeg Jets' regional broadcast schedule here.

 

What is happening to TSN Jets?
TSN3 will become the new home for live coverage of regional Winnipeg Jets games, and the standalone TSN Jets channel will be deactivated.

 

How do I watch Leafs games on TSN?
TSN's package of 26 Leafs games will air on TSN4.

To access regional Leafs games on TSN4, fans must live in the Leafs' designated broadcast region.

TSN subscribers with participating television service providers in the Leafs' broadcast region will be eligible to receive TSN4.

You can find the Toronto Maple Leafs regional broadcast schedule here.

 

How do I watch Sens games on TSN?
Beginning this season, TSN's package of regional Ottawa Senators games will be offered on TSN5.

The networks' regional Senators games will be available to TSN subscribers who live in the team's designated broadcast region - which includes Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada.

TSN subscribers with participating television service providers in the Sens' broadcast region will be eligible to receive TSN5.

You can find the Ottawa Senators regional broadcast schedule here.

 

Every TSN feed is national - does that mean TSN's regional NHL games will be available nationwide?
No. TSN's regional NHL coverage is only available within the team's designated broadcast region, as defined by the NHL.  All other TSN programming is available nationwide.

 

If one TSN feed is airing a regional hockey game and I live outside the team's broadcast region, what will see on screen?
When applicable, regional NHL hockey blackout feeds will feature a message directing you to national programming available on other TSN feeds, along with the TSN GameTracker, which will provide live updates of the regional game.

 

DISTRIBUTION

Which TV service providers offer TSN's new five national feeds?
TSN is working closely with all television service providers to ensure as many subscribers as possible have access to our feeds. The following distributors are the first to offer TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 to their customers on August 25:

  • Access Communications
  • Bell Fibe TV
  • Bell Satellite
  • Cogeco Cable Inc.
  • Eastlink
  • FibreOP TV (Bell Aliant)
  • MTS
  • Rogers
  • SaskTel
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Direct
  • Source Cable
  • TELUS Optik TV
  • Westman Media Cooperative

 

Do I have to ask my TV service provider for the new feeds?
If your television service provider is not listed above, it is best to contact them directly about the availability of TSN1, TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5.

 

Will every feed be available across Canada?
Yes. All five TSN feeds are available nationally.

 

I have a digital subscription to TSN -what feeds will I receive?
If you have a digital subscription to TSN and use a participating television service provider, you will be eligible to receive TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5. Your television service provider can confirm which feeds you will receive. To receive TSN2 you will continue to require a subscription.

 

I have a digital subscription to TSN and TSN2 - what feeds will I receive?
If you have a digital subscription to TSN and TSN2 and use a participating television service provider, you will be eligible to receive all five TSN feeds. Your television service provider can confirm which feed you will receive.

 

What happens to TSN2?
Our TSN2 service will continue to be a part of the TSN lineup and offer a slate of world-class programming.

 

Does that mean TSN subscribers automatically get TSN2?
Just like now, you will still require a subscription to get that service. 

 

I'm an analog subscriber - what happens to my TSN?
If you don't have a digital receiver but use a participating television service provider you will receive a primary TSN feed based on where you live in Canada.

  • TSN1: Primary feed for British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon
  • TSN3: Primary feed for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and parts of Northern Ontario (including 60 regional Winnipeg Jets games)
  • TSN4: Primary feed for Ontario, excluding Ottawa (including 26 regional Toronto Maple Leafs games)
  • TSN5: Primary feed for Ottawa, parts of Southeastern Ontario, Quebec and all Atlantic Canada (including 53 regional Ottawa Senators games)

 

Hold on - I thought every TSN feed was available nationally. Why does each region have a primary feed?
Yes, all five TSN feeds will be available nationally. However, among these feeds, one will be designated as the primary feed for each region of the country to allow for the distribution of regionally relevant content on the primary TSN channel location.

 

I live in the U.S./outside of Canada; can I watch any of the new TSN feeds?
Just like now, TSN feeds will only be available in Canada.



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