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Thursday, June 22, 2017 — TORONTO (June 22, 2017) – The 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) season begins tonight at 7:30 pm E.T. as the Montreal Alouettes host the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Percival Molson Stadium.

All CFL regular season and playoff games, as well as the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, will air on TSN. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2017 season features all 81 regular season games, all four divisional playoff matchups, and the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – live from TD Place in Ottawa on Sunday, November 26. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of every CFL game is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. RDS delivers French-language coverage of close to 50 regular season CFL games, including all 18 Montreal Alouettes games, plus the complete CFL playoffs including the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw.

The season opener will be available to American viewers on ESPNEWS and WatchESPN, with 20 CFL games airing on ESPN television networks and an additional 66 games available for streaming in the United States on ESPN3. Viewers in the UK and Ireland will be able to follow the action on BT Sport. International viewers outside of TSN/RDS/ESPN/BT Sport territories can purchase streaming packages through Yare Media to follow the entire 2017 CFL season.

Canadians can listen to all CFL games on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks (ch. 167) and Alouettes and REDBLACKS games in French on SiriusXM’s Influence Franco (ch. 174). Play-by-play is also available on the local radio partners listed below:

BC: TSN 1040

Edmonton: 630 CHED

Calgary: Newstalk 770

Saskatchewan: CKRM 620

Winnipeg: 680 CJOB

Hamilton: TSN 1150

Toronto: TSN 1050

Ottawa: TSN 1200 in Ottawa; 104.7 FM in Gatineau

Montreal: TSN 690 and 98.5 FM

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — TORONTO (June 21, 2017) – Sports fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland will once again be able to catch all the Canadian Football League (CFL) action on television with BT Sport, the CFL announced today.

For the third consecutive season BT Sport will broadcast CFL games live, beginning Thursday, June 22nd with the exciting showdown at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal between the Alouettes and the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders. Week 1 coverage will continue with a rematch of the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw when the Calgary Stampeders visit the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Friday night. Saturday’s match between Edmonton and the BC Lions will air on BT Sport before the week wraps up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts facing off on Sunday, June 25th.

In addition to the live games, many games will be re-broadcast later to share with fans who may miss live contests due to the time difference. BT Sport telecasts will feature production and commentator teams from TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader.

BT Sport is available across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and this news is a result of a multi-territory agreement between the CFL and ESPN Inc. BT Sport and ESPN have a long-term agreement to expand the range of ESPN content on BT Sport.

Below is the CFL schedule through August; the remaining CFL schedule for BT Sport will be announced at a later date.

Click “read more” for the entire schedule.

 2017 CFL-BT SPORT TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Channel Date Day Slot Episode  Live
BT Sport 2 22-Jun-17 Thu 0:30 Saskatchewan @ Montreal Y
BT Sport ESPN 23-Jun-17 Fri 7:30 Saskatchewan @ Montreal
BT Sport 2 23-Jun-17 Fri 0:30 Calgary @ Ottawa Y
BT Sport ESPN 24-Jun-17 Sat 7:00 Calgary @ Ottawa
BT Sport 1 24-Jun-17 Sat 3:00 Edmonton @ BC Y
BT Sport ESPN 25-Jun-17 Sun 14:30 Edmonton @ BC
BT Sport ESPN 25-Jun-17 Sun 21:00 Hamilton @ Toronto Y
BT Sport ESPN 26-Jun-17 Mon 13:00 Hamilton @ Toronto
BT Sport 1 29-Jun-17 Thu 2:00 Ottawa @ Calgary Y
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jun-17 Fri 16:00 Ottawa @ Calgary
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jun-17 Fri 0:00 BC @ Toronto Y
BT Sport ESPN 01-Jul-17 Sat 7:30 BC @ Toronto
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jun-17 Fri 3:00 Montreal @ Edmonton Y
BT Sport ESPN 01-Jul-17 Sat 10:00 Montreal @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 03-Jul-17 Mon 7:00 Montreal @ Edmonton
BT Sport 1 01-Jul-17 Sat 2:00 Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan Y
BT Sport ESPN 03-Jul-17 Mon 9:30 Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 06-Jul-17 Thu 0:30 BC @ Montreal Y
BT Sport ESPN 07-Jul-17 Fri 9:00 BC @ Montreal
BT Sport ESPN 07-Jul-17 Fri 22:30 BC @ Montreal
BT Sport ESPN 07-Jul-17 Fri 1:30 Calgary @ Winnipeg Y
BT Sport ESPN 08-Jul-17 Sat 15:30 Calgary @ Winnipeg
BT Sport ESPN 08-Jul-17 Sat 0:00 Toronto @ Ottawa Y
BT Sport ESPN 09-Jul-17 Sun 15:30 Toronto @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 08-Jul-17 Sat 3:00 Hamilton @ Saskatchewan Y
BT Sport ESPN 10-Jul-17 Mon 6:00 Hamilton @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 11-Jul-17 Tue 13:30 Hamilton @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport 1 13-Jul-17 Thu 1:30 Toronto @ Winnipeg Y
BT Sport ESPN 14-Jul-17 Fri 13:30 Toronto @ Winnipeg
BT Sport 2 14-Jul-17 Fri 0:00 Calgary @ Montreal Y
BT Sport ESPN 15-Jul-17 Sat 12:00 Calgary @ Montreal
BT Sport 2 14-Jul-17 Fri 3:00 Ottawa @ Edmonton Y
BT Sport ESPN 17-Jul-17 Mon 6:00 Ottawa @ Edmonton
BT Sport 2 15-Jul-17 Sat 0:30 BC @ Hamilton Y
BT Sport ESPN 17-Jul-17 Mon 8:30 BC @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 17-Jul-17 Mon 21:00 BC @ Hamilton
BT Sport 1 19-Jul-17 Wed 0:30 Montreal @ Ottawa Y
BT Sport ESPN 20-Jul-17 Thu 3:00 Montreal @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 24-Jul-17 Mon 6:30 Montreal @ Ottawa
BT Sport 1 20-Jul-17 Thu 0:30 Edmonton @ Hamilton Y
BT Sport ESPN 21-Jul-17 Fri 15:30 Edmonton @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 21-Jul-17 Fri 3:00 Winnipeg @ BC Y
BT Sport ESPN 22-Jul-17 Sat 18:30 Winnipeg @ BC
BT Sport ESPN 23-Jul-17 Sun 15:30 Saskatchewan @ Calgary
BT Sport 1 24-Jul-17 Mon 0:30 Ottawa @ Toronto Y
BT Sport ESPN 25-Jul-17 Tue 13:30 Ottawa @ Toronto
BT Sport ESPN 27-Jul-17 Thu 21:00 Ottawa @ Toronto
BT Sport ESPN 27-Jul-17 Thu 1:30 Montreal @ Winnipeg Y
BT Sport ESPN 28-Jul-17 Fri 13:30 Montreal @ Winnipeg
BT Sport ESPN 31-Jul-17 Mon 6:30 Montreal @ Winnipeg
BT Sport 2 28-Jul-17 Fri 2:30 BC @ Edmonton Y
BT Sport ESPN 29-Jul-17 Sat 21:00 BC @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jul-17 Sun 6:30 BC @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 29-Jul-17 Sat 23:30 Toronto @ Saskatchewan Y
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jul-17 Sun 15:00 Toronto @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 29-Jul-17 Sat 2:30 Hamilton @ Calgary Y
BT Sport ESPN 30-Jul-17 Sun 17:30 Hamilton @ Calgary
BT Sport ESPN 01-Aug-17 Tue 7:30 Hamilton @ Calgary
BT Sport ESPN 03-Aug-17 Thu 0:30 Calgary @ Toronto Y
BT Sport ESPN 07-Aug-17 Mon 6:00 Calgary @ Toronto
BT Sport ESPN 04-Aug-17 Fri 0:00 Winnipeg @ Ottawa Y
BT Sport ESPN 05-Aug-17 Sat 13:00 Winnipeg @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 07-Aug-17 Mon 8:30 Winnipeg @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 05-Aug-17 Sat 15:30 Hamilton @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 07-Aug-17 Mon 11:00 Hamilton @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 05-Aug-17 Sat 0:00 Saskatchewan @ BC Y
BT Sport ESPN 06-Aug-17 Sun 15:30 Saskatchewan @ BC
BT Sport ESPN 08-Aug-17 Tue 7:30 Saskatchewan @ BC
BT Sport ESPN 10-Aug-17 Thu 0:30 Edmonton @ Ottawa Y
BT Sport ESPN 11-Aug-17 Fri 18:00 Edmonton @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 12-Aug-17 Sat 6:00 Edmonton @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 11-Aug-17 Fri 0:30 Toronto @ Montreal Y
BT Sport ESPN 12-Aug-17 Sat 15:30 Toronto @ Montreal
BT Sport ESPN 13-Aug-17 Sun 7:00 Toronto @ Montreal
BT Sport ESPN 12-Aug-17 Sat 0:30 Winnipeg @ Hamilton Y
BT Sport ESPN 13-Aug-17 Sun 15:30 Winnipeg @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 14-Aug-17 Mon 6:00 Winnipeg @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 14-Aug-17 Mon 14:00 BC @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 14-Aug-17 Mon 3:30 BC @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 15-Aug-17 Tue 22:00 BC @ Saskatchewan
BT Sport ESPN 17-Aug-17 Thu 2:00 Edmonton @ Winnipeg Y
BT Sport ESPN 18-Aug-17 Fri 15:45 Edmonton @ Winnipeg
BT Sport ESPN 19-Aug-17 Sat 13:15 Ottawa @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 20-Aug-17 Sun 3:30 Ottawa @ Hamilton
BT Sport ESPN 18-Aug-17 Fri 3:30 Calgary @ BC Y
BT Sport ESPN 19-Aug-17 Sat 6:00 Calgary @ BC Y
BT Sport ESPN 19-Aug-17 Sat 21:00 Calgary @ BC
BT Sport ESPN 20-Aug-17 Sun 11:30 Montreal @ Toronto
BT Sport ESPN 25-Aug-17 Fri 13:45 Winnipeg @ Montreal
BT Sport ESPN 27-Aug-17 Sun 6:00 Saskatchewan @ Edmonton
BT Sport ESPN 27-Aug-17 Sun 8:30 BC @ Ottawa
BT Sport ESPN 28-Aug-17 Mon 6:30 Toronto @ Calgary

About the Canadian Football League

Today’s CFL is more than just our great game of football. It’s fans sharing their excitement for what they see on the field, and what they experience off it. Stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca. And join all of Canada as we celebrate the 105th Grey Cup, presented by Shaw, next November in Ottawa.

VIA: https://press.cfl.ca/bt-sport-to-broadcast-2017-cfl-season-in-uk-and-ireland#

 

CATCH ALL THE WEEK 1 ACTION, FROM RIVALRY MATCHUPS TO A GREY CUP REMATCH

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT, USA (June 20th, 2017) – ESPN kicks off its 2017 Canadian Football League (CFL) regular season schedule with a pair of games on ESPNEWS. The first pits the Saskatchewan Roughriders against the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET, and then the Calgary Stampeders face the CFL champion Ottawa REDBLACKS in a Grey Cup rematch on Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Week 1 games continue on ESPN2 with two regional rivalries: the BC Lions host the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, June 24, at 10 p.m. and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats travel to BMO Field to face off against the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday, June 25, at 4 p.m.

Based on a multi-year agreement with the CFL, ESPN television networks and ESPN3 have the exclusive rights to present all regular season and postseason CFL games in the United States, including both the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals, as well as the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw. Production and commentator teams for ESPN telecasts are from TSN, Canada’s Sports Leader. Schedule through August:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu, June 22 7:30 p.m. Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPNEWS
Fri, June 23 7:30 p.m. Calgary Stampeders vs. Ottawa REDBLACKS ESPNEWS
Sat, June 24 10 p.m. Edmonton Eskimos vs. BC Lions ESPN2
Sun, June 25 4 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2
Fri, June 30 7 p.m. BC Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2
Sat, July 1 9 p.m. Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPNEWS
Thu, July 6 7:30 p.m. BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes ESPNEWS
Sat, July 8 10 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN2
Mon, July 24 7:30 p.m. Ottawa REDBLACKS vs. Toronto Argonauts ESPN2
Thu, July 27 8:30 p.m. Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers ESPN2
Fri, July 28 9:30 p.m. BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
Fri, Aug 4 9:30 p.m. Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos ESPN2
Sun, Aug 13 8 p.m. BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders ESPN2

ESPN3’s 2017 CFL Schedule: http://es.pn/2sMewBC

* All ESPN networks are available to stream live on the ESPN app. Schedule subject to change.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the ESPN App. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

About the Canadian Football League

Today’s CFL is more than just our great game of football. It’s fans sharing their excitement for what they see on the field, and what they experience off it. Stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca. And join all of Canada as we celebrate the 105th Grey Cup, presented by Shaw, next November in Ottawa.

VIA: https://press.cfl.ca/espns-2017-canadian-football-league-regular-season-schedule#

Monday, June 19, 2017 — TORONTO (June 19, 2017) – Summertime football touches down on TSN as Canada’s Sports Leader today announced its comprehensive CFL ON TSN broadcast schedule. TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 2017 season features all 81 regular season games, all four divisional playoff matchups, and the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa on Sunday, November 26 (visit TSN.ca for the complete CFL ON TSN broadcast schedule).

In the lead up to the season opener, CFL ON TSN gets fans primed with a triple threat of preview specials on Tuesday, June 20: the 30-minute CFL TOP 50 PLAYERS at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, followed immediately by the 30-minute 2017 CFL FANTASY DRAFT SPECIAL at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN, and the 2017 CFL PREVIEW SPECIAL, breaking down the biggest storylines heading into the new season, airing at 9 p.m. ET on TSN.

Highlights of TSN’s 2017 CFL ON TSN broadcast schedule include:

  • THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL presented by The Brick kicks off the 2017 CFL season on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN with the Montreal Alouettes hosting the Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • The Ottawa Redblacks begin the defence of their 104th GREY CUP title in a championship game rematch at home against the Calgary Stampeders on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • CFL ON TSN: CANADA 150 WEEKEND celebrates Canada’s sesquicentennial with four marquee games featuring the Calgary Stampeders hosting the Ottawa REDBLACKS on Thursday, June 29; the BC Lions visiting the Toronto Argonauts, and the Montreal Alouettes visiting the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, June 30; and the Saskatchewan Roughriders open their new home at Mosaic Stadium with a matchup versus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Saturday, July 1
  • The Toronto Argonauts and new head coach Marc Trestman face off against his former team, the Montreal Alouettes, on Friday, August 11
  • The CFL’s iconic Labour Day weekend rivalries return on Monday, September 4, with the Edmonton Eskimos visiting the Calgary Stampeders, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hosting the Toronto Argonauts
  • The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Game on Friday, September 15 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Enshrined in the Hall will be CFL stars Anthony Calvillo, Kelvin Anderson, Geroy Simon, and Mike O’Shea. Former Calgary Stampeders’ President, Stan Schwartz, and former Coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Brian Towriss, will be inducted in the Builder category
  • The 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw, live from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa on Sunday, November 26

Broadcast Team

Live CFL ON TSN broadcasts are anchored by the network’s decorated broadcast team, featuring play-by-play announcers Chris Cuthbert, Rod Black, and Gord Miller, alongside game analysts Glen Suitor, Duane Forde, and Matt Dunigan.

The popular CFL ON TSN panel is back for the 2017 season with host Rod Smith alongside fan-favourite analysts Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Milt Stegall, and Jock Climie.

Once again, CFL ON TSN broadcasts include Brian Williams as he brings fans in-depth features and interviews with key newsmakers, while TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor and TSN Football Expert Farhan Lalji break down the hot button issues impacting the league across TSN platforms. CFL ON TSN’s Kate McKenna and Derek Taylor also provide frequent contributions throughout the season.

TSN Radio

TSN Radio’s family of stations across the country provide live CFL coverage, as well as comprehensive pre- and post-game analysis throughout the season. TSN Radio is also the exclusive home of the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.

TSN Radio’s lineup of live CFL coverage, which can also be accessed online via TSN.ca and on tablets and mobile devices via the TSN GO and iHeartRadio apps, is as follows (visit each station’s home page for more details):

  • TSN 1050 Toronto – the official radio voice of the Toronto Argonauts, features live coverage of every game
  • TSN 690 Montreal – the official radio voice of the Montreal Alouettes, delivers exclusive English-language coverage of every Alouettes game, along with THE ALS THIS WEEK, airing every Monday night of the season at 7 p.m. ET, plus new weekly interviews with head coach Jacques Chapdelaine and general manager Kavis Reed
  • TSN 1200 Ottawa – the official radio voice of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, delivers complete live coverage of every Redblacks game, plus the OTTAWA REDBLACKS RADIO SHOW, airing Tuesdays at 6 p.m. ET
  • TSN 1040 Vancouver  – the official radio voice of the B.C. Lions features live coverage of every Lions game, plus the 3 DOWN RADIO show airing every Tuesday night. Hosted by Scott Rintoul, Giulio Caravatta, and Lowell Ullrich, the show features comprehensive news and discussion focusing on the Lions and the biggest subjects around the CFL
  • TSN 1150 Hamilton – the official radio voice of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, delivers live coverage of every Tiger-Cats game along with TICATS TODAY with Marshall Ferguson, featuring in-depth news and discussion surrounding the team
  • TSN 1290 Winnipeg – fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers can tune in for extensive coverage of the team’s 2017 CFL campaign with BLUE BOMBER GAME DAY, delivering pre-game, halftime, and post-game broadcasts featuring Darrin Bauming, Troy Westwood, and Chris Walby
  • TSN 1260 Edmonton – fans of the Edmonton Eskimos can listen for coverage of the team’s 2017 CFL campaign, featuring the GREEN AND GOLD pre- and post-game shows with Matt Iwanyk and Lt. Eric, alongside various TSN Insider guests

TSN Digital

TSN complements its CFL ON TSN broadcast campaign with a slate of digital content covering all angles of the league available on TSN.ca and the TSN GO mobile app. Highlights include:

  • Hash Marks – Daily news and roster updates from around the league
  • Fan-favourite fantasy football with the newly announced TSN CFL Fantasy Football
  • Comprehensive highlights and Must-See clips from every game
  • Up-to-the-minute scores, game recaps, and more
  • Weekly CFL fantasy football features by Scott Cullen
  • Photos, videos, and viral content posted across TSN’s official social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram

TSN’s exclusive live coverage of every CFL game is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. RDS delivers French-language coverage of 40 regular season CFL games, including all 18 Montreal Alouettes games, plus the complete CFL playoffs including the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw.

ESPN television networks and ESPN3 have exclusive rights to present all regular season and postseason CFL games in the United States, including the Eastern and Western Semifinals and Finals, and the 105th GREY CUP presented by Shaw.

TSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the CFL, delivering live coverage of every regular season game, including playoffs and the 105th GREY CUP – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium on November 26. In 2015, Bell Media’s TSN and RDS announced an extension of their long-term multi-platform partnership with the CFL through to 2021.

About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

CFL ON TSN primes fans for the new season starting with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as they visit the defending GREY CUP champions the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN and TSN4K

Monday, May 29, 2017 — TORONTO (May 29, 2017) – The road to the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw is set to begin as CFL ON TSN primes fans for the kickoff of the 2017 CFL season with exclusive live coverage of four pre-season games. TSN, the exclusive broadcaster of the CFL, begins its pre-season coverage with a THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL matchup featuring the Hamilton Tiger-Cats battling the defending GREY CUP champion Ottawa REDBLACKS, live in 4K Ultra HD, Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN.

The CFL ON TSN pre-season broadcast schedule* is as follows:

  • Thursday, June 8 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Hamilton @ Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, and TSN4K
  • Sunday, June 11 – Calgary @ Edmonton at 7 p.m. ET on TSN
  • Thursday, June 15 – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Ottawa @ Montreal at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • Friday, June 16 – FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Saskatchewan @ B.C. at 10 p.m. ET on TSN

SPORTSCENTRE delivers a comprehensive preview of the 2017 CFL season as TSN’s Matthew Scianitti and Farhan Lalji provide features on each team as they prepare for the regular season. Lalji also sits down for an exclusive interview with Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback Vince Young.

SPORTSCENTRE’s CFL ON TSN pre-season coverage will appear on TSN Digital platforms including TSN.ca and the TSN GO app, which will also provide training camp reports, blogs, exclusive video features, and analysis from TSN’s stable of football Insiders and experts, including Lalji, Scianitti, and TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor.

Fans can tune in to TSN Radio stations across the country for comprehensive CFL ON TSN pre-season game coverage on-air, online, and on the go through the TSN GO and iHeartRadio mobile apps. Live radio coverage of the pre-season includes both games featuring the Redblacks on TSN 1200 Ottawa, the Lions game on TSN 1040 Vancouver, the Ti-Cats game on TSN 1150 Hamilton, and the Alouettes game on TSN 690 Montreal.

TSN and RDS are the exclusive Canadian broadcasters of the CFL, delivering live coverage of every regular season game, complete playoff coverage, and the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw – one of 60+ iconic championship events that live on TSN – live from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa on November 26, 2017.

Exclusive coverage of the CFL ON TSN pre-season is available to TSN subscribers for live streaming and on-demand viewing via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app.

*Schedule subject to change

About the Canadian Football League

Today’s CFL is more than just our great game of football. It’s fans sharing their excitement for what they see on the field, and what they experience off it. Stay up to date on all the non-stop action at CFL.ca. And join all of Canada as we celebrate the 105th Grey Cup, presented by Shaw, next November in Ottawa.

VIA: https://press.cfl.ca/tsn-announces-exclusive-live-coverage-of-four-cfl-on-tsn-pre-season-games-beginning-june-8#

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — Toronto — The Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League and Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge have agreed to part ways with an effective date of June 30, 2017.

“In his time with the CFL, Jeffrey worked tirelessly to promote player health and safety, the integrity of the League on and off the field, and the values of diversity and inclusion,” said Jim Lawson, Chair, CFL. “Jeffrey played an important role in developing the league’s strategic plan which has, in a short time, helped to elevate some key metrics that underpin the health of the league.”

“It has been an honour to serve as CFL Commissioner and help to prepare this historic league for the future by deepening our relationship with fans and sponsors, increasing its relevance with the next generation, and expanding our reach beyond Canada,” said Jeffrey L. Orridge. “While the Board and I have differing views on the future of the league, we both believe passionately in this game, its players, its partners and its fans. I wish the CFL great success in the future.”

“On behalf of the Board of Governors we wish Jeffrey continued success and thank him for his hard work and integrity during his tenure with the CFL,” said Lawson.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release – April 11, 2017

Leo Ezerins To Be Inducted into Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame

For his all-star accomplishments on and off the field, CFL Alumni Association (CFLAA) executive director Leo Ezerins has been selected as a member of the 2017 Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Class.

Known for his on-field determination and leadership, Leo Ezerins spent 10 seasons in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Leo was a CFL all-star and a key member of the Tiger-Cats 1986 Grey Cup Championship team. He is also sixth on the all-time list for interceptions by a CFL linebacker.

A graduate of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, Ezerins was a perennial Conference All Star and named NAIA All American in his senior year. Ezerins also played for Gridiron Great Inductee and CFL icon Hugh Campbell and Mike Riley, the current head coach at Nebraska.

His biggest impact after retiring from the game came in 2008 when he founded the CFL Alumni Association, where he currently serves as the executive director. Under his leadership, the CFLAA board created the CFL Alumni Support Fund. This fund was created to help former players experiencing financial limitations due to medical and life challenges. The fund was modelled after Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

One of his biggest accomplishments was being asked to take an active role on the advisory board of the Canadian Concussion Centre and the clinical research team for the Canadian Sports Concussion Research Project. The study focuses on the long-term impact of repeated concussions of professional athletes and looks to build a brain bank for post-mortem autopsy evaluation.

His off-field compassion and dedication to his fellow alumni is what makes Ezerins a very worthy selection for the 2017 Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame Class. He now joins an elite group of past CFL inductees including: Angelo Mosca, Hugh Campbell, George Reed, Matt Dunigan, Ray Elgaard, and Danny McManus.

Gridiron Greats was formed to provide hands on assistance to retired NFL players and their families in dire need. Gridiron Greats assists with medical, housing, financial and social services support. To date they have assisted over 2,500 players and their families.

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For more information contact or interviews contact:
Tony Playter, ABC
CFL Alumni Association Communications Manager
306.570.6913

 

Moon will join Anthony Calvillo and Mike Reilly for a football conversation for the ages at Mark’s CFL Week’s Fanfest

Friday, March 17, 2017 — TORONTO (March 17, 2017) – Three generations of quarterbacking greatness – the legendary Warren Moon, the incomparable Anthony Calvillo and the dynamic Mike Reilly — join TSN’s Rod Smith on Thursday March 23 in Regina for a panel discussion on Achieving Excellence, Overcoming Barriers sponsored by Athabasca University, a world leader in distance education.

In addition to their incredible achievements, what might be most impressive about Moon, Calvillo and Reilly is the courage and perseverance they have displayed in overcoming the obstacles they have faced in their lives and careers.

Moon played in the CFL and NFL for an astounding 22 years, throwing for 70,553 yards and 435 TDs. He won five straight Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos from 1978 to 1983 before continuing his excellent play in the NFL, where he made the Pro Bowl nine times and was selected by his fellow players as the league’s MVP in 1990.

In a 20-year CFL career, Calvillo threw for 455 TDs and 79,816 yards, which makes him pro football’s all-time passing leader. He was a Grey Cup Champion three times, the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player three times and a CFL All Star five times.

At age 32, Reilly is one of the top quarterbacks in today’s CFL and the only member of our trio still playing. He joined the CFL with BC in 2010 before becoming a starter in Edmonton in 2013. He has already thrown for 16,233 yards, including an astounding 5,554 yards last season, when he completed 71% of his passes. A Grey Cup Champion in 2011 and 2015, he was also the Grey Cup MVP two years ago.

“We are tremendously excited that CFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon has accepted the invitation to join us in celebrating all things Canadian Football at Mark’s CFL Week,” said Jeffrey L. Orridge, CFL Commisisoner. “Mr. Moon has had such a noteworthy career and we look forward to having him up on stage for what will be a compelling conversation that I know fans will really appreciate and enjoy.”

The Moon-Calvillo-Reilly panel discussion will take place on the Mark’s CFL Week Main Stage at Banner Hall and will be a free FanFest event on a first-come-first serve basis. Tickets for all other Mark’s CFL Week events can be secured by visiting and registering at: markscflweek.ca.

Jeff Hunt greets fans standing along Bank Street during the parade to celebrate the Redblacks' victory in the 2016 Grey Cup game.  Wayne Cuddington/ Postmedia
Jeff Hunt greets fans standing along Bank Street during the parade to celebrate the Redblacks’ victory in the 2016 Grey Cup game. Wayne Cuddington/ Postmedia Wayne Cuddington / Postmedia

If you’re waiting for tickets for this year’s Grey Cup in Ottawa to go on sale to the general public, you may be out of luck.

If you don’t plan on buying an Ottawa Redblacks season ticket or some sort of smaller package of tickets, there won’t be much left to pick through with an expected capacity of about 34,000 for the Canadian Football League championship contest at TD Place on Nov. 26.

Here’s where tickets have been going: The Redblacks are looking at selling the equivalent of about 17,000 season tickets (so far averaging about one Grey Cup ticket per person), plus a waiting list of 10,000 fans plunked down $50 deposits in late November, and there are ticket allotments to the eight other CFL teams, the league and its sponsors.

“If you do the math, with 17,000 season tickets selling at a 1-for-1 basis, 10,000 people who put deposits down, league holds and team holds, there isn’t going to be a lot after all that, if any,” Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group president of sports Jeff Hunt said Tuesday. “Grey Cup tickets are always special, always a premium, but I think this will be the hottest Grey Cup ticket in years, maybe decades.”

It looks like the best bet may be to purchase at least a partial season ticket. The Redblacks will roll out five-game packages next week. Three packs will be made available in April.

“Season-ticket holders get their own tickets, plus they can buy an additional Grey Cup ticket for every season ticket they have,” Hunt said. “So if you have two season tickets, you could buy four Grey Cup tickets: up to four. Partial season-ticket holders also get a priority on Grey Cup tickets. If there are fans out there maybe debating getting involved in even a partial season ticket, this would be a good time to do it.”

Momentum going into the Redblacks’ fourth season is apparently carrying right over into the Grey Cup.

“There’s sort of a Grey Cup sandwich happening here,” Hunt said. “The fact we just won the Grey Cup, that’s great for how fans feel about the team right now. But there’s also the fact that we’re hosting the Grey Cup. The last Grey Cup was here 13 years ago. People remember that. It was a great time even if it wasn’t one of the best times for football in Ottawa.”

What’s going on with the Redblacks fan base is what every team wants. It’s not just the old faithful who sat in the stands when the Ottawa Rough Riders or Renegades played, with plenty of fans from a new generation.

“The response has just been incredible,” Hunt said. “In three years, we’ve virtually sold out every game. There’s no doubt the Ottawa Redblacks are the envy of the CFL. We’ve got the youngest fan base in the league.

“You just need to walk around and see who’s here and the behaviour of our fans. They come in large groups, they love the social aspect. The big concourses, especially on the south side, are real popular with the younger fans. We’ve got fans who haven’t sat in their seats since they’ve been coming. They just prefer to socialize and watch as a large group of people. It’s a great atmosphere.

“When Toronto played its first game at BMO Field, (Argos president/CEO) Michael Copeland said to me that it felt like Ottawa there. He meant that obviously as a compliment. That’s the reputation we’ve earned the league as a real fun atmosphere with a young, energetic, crowd … loyal fans.”

PARTY CENTRAL: Lansowne Park will be the place to be during Grey Cup week, but it looks as if it won’t be the only place.

“We won’t get every Grey Cup party at Lansdowne,” Hunt said. “There just isn’t enough room, especially for some of the bigger ones like Riderville and Spirit of Edmonton. We’re taking the Aberdeen (Pavilion) as Redblacks Party Central, so that really leaves the Horticultural Building as the only other big venue. I have heard teams have aligned with some of the bars and restaurants on site here to host their parties, so you will have that atmosphere. That’s something I haven’t seen, where you can go from maybe Riderville to Tigertown to all these parties without leaving Lansdowne. That’ll be pretty cool.”

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Detailed schedules for CFL Combine presented by adidas

Monday, March 6, 2017 — TORONTO (March 6, 2017) — Canadian Football League (CFL) prospects will vie for their final opportunity to be invited to the CFL Combine presented by adidas starting this Friday in Montreal. It will be the fifth consecutive year that the CFL will host a trio of regional combines ahead of the CFL Combine. Following the Eastern Regional Combine in Montreal, Toronto will host the Ontario Regional Combine on March 17 and Regina will host the Western Regional Combine on March 23.

The CFL Combine presented by adidas will take place in Regina as part of the Mark’s CFL Week festivities with the top prospects testing and competing in front of CFL coaches, general managers and player personnel between March 23 and 25.

Players attending the CFL Combine presented by adidas in Regina include the top prospects eligible for the 2017 CFL Draft.

Media are welcome to attend all four combines. Below are specific details for each event.

**Media planning to attend any of the below events must RSVP to Lucas Barrett at lbarrett@cfl.ca **

For any media who are unable to attend the combines and would like to conduct an interview with any of the prospects, please contact Lucas Barrett to coordinate a phone interview.

Friday, March 10 – Eastern Regional Combine presented by adidas (Montreal)
Concordia University Stadium (Loyola Campus)

Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, QB, K, WR, DB

8:00 a.m.                    Player registration

8:30 a.m.                    Height & weight, hand & arm measurements, video shot, vertical jump, broad jump, and bench press (225 lbs.)

10:00 a.m.                  40-yard dash, short shuttle, 3-cone drill

1:00 p.m.                    Positional drills and one-on-ones

1:00 p.m. – OL/DL drills

1:30 p.m. – QB/RB/LB drills

2:15 p.m. – WR/DB drills

3:05 p.m. – Long snappers/punters/kickers

3:15 p.m.                     Announcement of players invited to CFL Combine presented by adidas

Players will be made available by request after the completion of all testing.

Eastern Regional Combine presented by adidas participant list

Friday, March 17 – Ontario Regional Combine presented by adidas (Toronto)
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport & Varsity Centre 

Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, K, WR, DB

9:00 a.m.                     Player registration at the Goldring Centre

9:30 a.m.                     Height & weight, hand & arm measurements, vertical jump and bench press (225 lbs)

12:35 p.m.                   Warm up at Varsity Centre bubble

12:50 p.m.                   40-yard dash, short shuttle, 3-cone drill and broad jump

2:30 p.m.                     Positional drills & one-on-ones

2:30 p.m. – OL/DL drills

2:55 p.m. – RB/LB drills

3:35 p.m. – WR/DB drills

4:25 p.m. – Long snappers/punters/kickers

4:40 p.m.                    Announcement of players invited to CFL Combine presented by adidas

Players will be made available by request after the completion of all testing.

Ontario Regional Combine presented by adidas participant list

Thursday, March 23 – Western Regional Combine presented by adidas (Regina)
Evraz Place

Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, WR, DB

7:30 a.m.                     Player registration

8:00 a.m.                     Height & weight, hand & arm measurements, video shot, vertical jump, broad jump, bench press (225 lbs.)

10:00 a.m.                  40-yard dash, short shuttle and 3-cone drill

12:30 p.m.                  Positional drills & one-on-ones

12:30 p.m. – OL/DL drills

1:00 p.m. – QB/RB/LB drills

1:45 p.m. – WR/DB drills

2:35 p.m. – Long snappers/punters/kickers

2:50 p.m.                       Announcement of players invited to CFL Combine presented by adidas

Players will be made available by request after the completion of all testing.

Western Regional Combine presented by adidas participant list

Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25 – CFL Combine presented by adidas
Evraz Place

Thursday, March 23
Double Tree

Player arrivals and medicals. No media interviews, unless pre-arranged through the CFL’s communications department.

Friday, March 24
Evraz Place

Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, QB, WR, DB

8:30 a.m.                 Height, Weight Measurements and Video Shot

9:30 a.m                   Vertical and Broad Jump

Players will be made available by request after the completion of morning testing.

7:00 p.m.                   Bench Press

Order of testing: WR, DB, RB, LB, QB, DL, OL

Players will be made available by request after the completion of evening testing.

Saturday, March 25
Evraz Place

Order of testing: OL, DL, RB, LB, QB, WR, DB

9:00 a.m.          40-yard dash, short shuttle and 3-cone

12:00 p.m.       Offensive and defensive linemen individual drills and one-on-ones

12:45 p.m.       Running backs, linebackers and quarterbacks individual drills and one-on-ones

1:45 p.m.         Receivers and defensive backs individual drills and one-on-ones

2:45 p.m.         Long snappers and kickers workout

3:00 p.m.         Combine completed

Players will be made available by request after the completion of all testing.

CFL Combine presented by adidas participant list

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