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CBC and Sportsnet Serve Up Rogers Cup Coverage

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This year marks the first that the two Rogers Cup tournaments will be held concurrently, creating a Grand Slam-like atmosphere for those watching at home. CBC and Sportsnet are both the the first year of a new five-year deal to show the two events. Sportsnet will have weekday coverage, while CBC will takeover on the weeekend and show the semi finals and final. It total, the two networks will combine to show approximately 95 and a half hours of coverage between the two events, which will be combined into one broadcast.

Sportsnet and Sportsnet One will show simultaneous coverage during the week, providing viewers with a option of what match to watch (usually an option between men’s and women’s). CBC has spread the four semi finals out to create a Super Saturday where they will be on from 12:30-11:30pm, only breaking for The National at 6pm ET.

Rogers Sportsnet will have Rob Faulds and Jimmy Arias will call the action from Centre Court, with Arash Mandani reporting courtside. RJ Broadhead will provide updates from Court 2. in Toronto, Gerry Dobson and Tracy Austin will call the women’s action, with Evanka Osmask reporting courtside. Brad Fay will host Sportsnet’s coverage live from Montreal with analysts Robert Bettauer and Damien Cox.

Meanwhile CBC will be sending Bruce Rainnie to Montreal to call the men’s tournament, alongside analysts Jimmy Arias and Justin Gimelstob. Jim Van Horne will call the action from Toronto, alongside analyst Tracy Austin. Elliote Friedman will host CBC’s coverage, which totals 16 hours.

Continue after the break for a complete, detailed broadcast schedule.

Monday 8/8, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Monday 8/8, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet One
Monday 8/8, 5:30pm-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Monday 8/8, 7:00pm-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet One
Tuesday 8/9, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Tuesday 8/9, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet One
Tuesday 8/9, 5:30pm-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Wednesday 8/10, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Wednesday 8/10, 11:00am-5:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet One
Wednesday 8/10, 5:30pm-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – Sportsnet
Thursday 8/11, 11:00am-5:00pm – Round of 16 – Sportsnet
Thursday 8/11, 5:30pm-11:00pm – Round of 16 – Sportsnet
Thursday 8/11, 7:00pm-11:00pm – Round of 16 – Sportsnet One
Friday 8/12, 11:00am-5:00pm – Quarterfinals – Sportsnet
Friday 8/12, 11:00am-5:00pm – Quarterfinals – Sportsnet One
Friday 8/12, 5:30pm-10:00pm – Quarterfinals – Sportsnet
Saturday 8/13, 12:30pm-3:00pm – Women’s Semifinal #1 – CBC
Saturday 8/13, 3:00pm-6:00pm – Men’s Semifinal #1 – CBC
Saturday 8/13, 6:30pm-8:00pm – Women’s Semifinal #2 – CBC
Saturday 8/13, 8:00pm-10:30pm – Men’s Semifinal #2 – CBC
Sunday 8/14, 12:30pm-3:00pm – Women’s Champsionship – CBC
Sunday 8/14, 3:00pm-6:00pm – Men’s Championship – CBC

RDS and Radio-Canada have the tournament covered in French. Here is their complete broadcast schedule.
Monday 8/8, 11:00am-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – RDS
Tuesday 8/9, 11:00am-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – RDS
Wednesday 8/10, 11:00am-11:00pm – Early Round Coverage – RDS
Thursday 8/11, 11:00am-7:30pm – Round of 16 – RDS
Friday 8/12, 11:00am-11:00pm – Quaterfinals – RDS
Friday 8/12, 12:00pm-4:00pm – Quarterfinals – SRC
Friday 8/12, 7:00pm-10:00pm – Quarterfinals – SRC
Saturday 8/13, 1:00pm-5:00pm – Semifinals – SRC
Saturday 8/13, 6:30pm-10:00pm – Semifinals – SRC
Sunday 8/14, 1:00pm-3:00pm – Women’s Championship – SRC
Sunday 8/14, 3:00pm-5:00pm – Men’s Championship – SRC

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Written by canadiansportsmedia

3 August, 2011 at 6:33pm

Posted in Tennis

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  1. That is spectacular. Good on everyone involved for such an ambitious broadcast schedule! I’m already looking forward to that Saturday on CBC.

    WhitehorseJosh

    3 August, 2011 at 6:38pm

  2. I’ve also heard that CBC Bold may also help with CBC’s Coverage?
    Can you confirm this Josh?

    Viraj

    8 August, 2011 at 8:16pm

  3. I understand that Bold will simulcast CBC’s coverage. Then, in the case of a conflict, they will show the match that isn’t being shown on CBC.

    canadiansportsfan

    8 August, 2011 at 11:18pm

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