ESPN MEDIA ZONE
Through its equity interest in CTV Specialty Television, Inc., ESPN has five sports networks televised in Canada: TSN, RDS, ESPN Classic, NHL Network, and RIS Info Sports. TSN was established in 1984 as the first national 24- hour, all-sports TV network in Canada. It is the official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, TSN, a division of CTVglobemedia, is Canada’s Sports Leader and Canada’s most-watched specialty network.
TSN’s comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, IIHF, CFL, NFL, NBA, Blue Jays Baseball, Season of Champions Curling, Golf’s Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand Slam Tennis, Championship Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry leading sports website TSN.ca. TSN delivers more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada RDS is the only sports network in the world that broadcasts entirely in French, 24-hours a day.
ESPN Classic was launched September 7, 2001. The network features great individual performances, controversial victories, huge upsets, momentous comebacks and unforgettable team dynasties. NHL Network, launched October 4, 2001 is the definitive hockey destination.
NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games, the NHL All-Star Game, NHL Stanley Cup Final and NHL Entry Draft. Additional NHL Network programming includes live NCAA hockey, action from the American Hockey League and ECHL, as well as international and amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs.