A couple of Olympic-related press releases to share tonight. First up, Sportsnet has announced that Ken Reid will host the evening edition of Connected from London from July 27 through August 12. The special Olympic Connected will air for two hours, from 5-7pm ET, each night of the Games on Sportsnet immediately following Olympic Daytime. Hazel Mae, the regular evening Connected host, will take over for Jamie Campbell hosting Blue Jays broadcasts during the Games.
TSN will also broadcast an evening edition of SportsCentre from London with host Jay Onrait. It will also air from 5-7pm ET most nights during the Olympics.
Here is Sportsnet’s press release.
With 10 days remaining until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sportsnet’s Connected is packing its bags – and studio desk – for the UK to bring Canadians live coverage from downtown London of the network’s nightly news program from July 27 to Aug. 12.
Host Ken Reid will anchor Connected’s coverage from London at the Sportsnet studio located on the River Thames, with spectacular views of the iconic Tower Bridge in the background. Coverage kicks off on Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific, immediately following the Opening Ceremony.
Reid will host a live two-hour edition of Connected every night at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT starting Saturday, July 28. Connected will keep fans in-the-know regarding all things 2012 Games-related, including highlights and recaps of each day’s events. Sportsnet reporter Ian Mendes will also file daily reports and features from London.
In addition to London 2012 Olympic Games news and highlights, Connected will remain Canada’s prime destination for all of the latest and biggest regional, national and global sports stories.
Connected on location at London 2012 complements Sportsnet’s 252.5 hours of live event coverage as part of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. Other Rogers media properties that are official London 2012 broadcasters within the Consortium are OMNI Television (103 hours of event coverage), OLN (170 hours of event coverage), and Rogers Radio, which will air a daily hour-long highlights show, updates three times an hour every day during the Games, and dedicated London 2012 coverage during Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown from 6 to 7 p.m. ET each day.