TSN unveiled their Euro 2012 coverage plans today. Euro 2012 begins in Poland and the Ukraine in just over a week. TSN, TSN2 and CTV (yes, CTV, really) will show all 31 games from the tournament. TSN will use the international commentary feed. Who those commentators are is still not known, although I’ll be sure to post as soon as I find out.
Here is a link to the complete Canadian TV schedule. I will also post a daily schedule throughout the tournament that will include TV information for Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Ireland, for those who are interested in such things.
Here is TSN’s press release. You can continue after the break for details of TLN’s coverage in Italian and Spanish.
One of the world’s biggest sporting events is here and TSN is giving Canadians complete coverage of every minute of UEFA EURO 2012. All 31 games from UEFA EURO 2012 will be broadcast in high definition with 26 games on TSN, four games on TSN2 and one game on CTV. TSN’s coverage of UEFA EURO 2012 begins Friday, June 8 with Poland taking on Greece with pregame coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET. See full broadcast schedule below.
French language coverage of UEFA EURO 2012 airs on RDS and RDS2.
“UEFA EURO is an incredible spectacle of sport and culture where passion and pride are as much a part of the game as winning,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “No matter who you are cheering for, Canadians can watch all of the excitement and international drama live as it unfolds.”
In addition to live broadcast coverage, TSN will produce extensive UEFA EURO 2012 pre- and post-game shows along with EURO TONIGHT, a nightly show recapping all of the day’s action. TSN’s studio coverage will be led by the network’s acclaimed soccer broadcast team of Luke Wileman and Jason deVos. Along with highlights and game analysis, TSN’s UEFA EURO 2012 pre- and post-game shows will also track the EURO frenzy taking place across Canada.
UEFA EURO 2012 on TSN is proving to be one of the hottest broadcast properties for Canadian advertisers this summer. Major sponsors of TSN’s coverage include Adidas, Carlsberg, CIBC, KIA and Unilever.
TSN Mobile TV
TSN gives fans on-the-go live coverage of UEFA EURO 2012 games exclusively on TSN Mobile TV. The mobile services will also feature TSN’s UEFA EURO 2012 pre- and post-game shows and EURO TONIGHT.
TSN Radio in Toronto (AM 1050), Montreal (AM 990) and Winnipeg (AM 1290) have extensive live UEFA EURO 2012 coverage with games throughout the Group Stage as well as the Playoffs and the Final.
TSN Radio stations will also give fans up-to-the minute UEFA EURO 2012 news along with analysis from Wileman and deVos throughout the tournament. Bell Media sports radio stations TEAM Radio in Vancouver and TEAM1200 in Ottawa will also have live game coverage.
Following its record coverage last summer of 3 top international tournaments from Germany, Columbia and Argentina, TLN continues its longstanding tradition of broadcasting the world’s biggest international soccer tourneys, with multilingual, multichannel coverage of Europe’s top tournament, UEFA EURO 2012, being held in Poland and Ukraine from June 8-July 1. Matches will air in Italian and Spanish across TLN’s family of channels including main flagship channel, TLN Telelatino, all Italian language channel Mediaset Italia and all Spanish language channel TLN en Español.
Celebrate the tournament ‘fanatic style!’ and revel in the energy and excitement of the Italian play-by-play and colour commentary featuring Tuscany’s own Antonio Giorgi returning after his widely praised coverage of the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup Colombia) and Canada’s renowned soccer analyst and TLN host Alf DeBlasis. Explosive Spanish commentary features ESPN Deportes network’s world renowned announcers including former Mexican international footballer José Antonio Noriega, sportscaster Jorge Ramos and World Cup Argentinean champion Mario Kempes.