TSN takes over from Sportsnet as the regional rights holder for the Ottawa Senators for the upcoming 2014–15 NHL season. TSN5 will be home to 53 regular season games as well as select pre-season matches. TSN5 will be the default TSN channel for Canadians in Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada as TSN expands to five channels beginning Monday August 25. All games will be subject to regional blackout.
For French-language coverage, RDS, RDS2 and RDSInfo will provide coverage of 54 Sens games and one pre-season matchup.
For TSN’s live game coverage, the network’s broadcast teams feature award-winning play-by-play announcers Gord Miller and Chris Cuthbert and game analysts Ray Ferraro and Jamie McLennan. TSN Ottawa bureau reporter Brent Wallace will follow the Senators all season long to deliver news on the team across TSN’s slate of programs and platforms.
English and French Radio Coverage
For radio coverage of the Ottawa Senators, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa brings fans live English-language coverage of every Senators game as the team’s official radio broadcaster. Dean Brown and Gord Wilson will call the action as they have been for the past 20+ years. Live French-language coverage of all Senators games is available on 94.5 Unique FM.
For Winnipeg Jets fans, it is out with the TSN-Jets channel, and in with TSN3. With TSN adding three additional channels this coming Monday (August 25), TSN3 will become the home for 60 regional Jets games for the upcoming 2014–15 NHL season. For those in the western regions of Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories), TSN3 will become your default TSN channel, which is especially important to those on basic cable. Jets games will be subject to blackout outside this area.
TSN’s Jets coverage will feature play-by-play commentary by veteran broadcaster and Manitoba native Dennis Beyak. Colour commentary duties will be shared by Shane Hnidy and Brian Engblom. TSN Winnipeg bureau reporter Sara Orlesky will follow the Jets all season long to deliver news on the team across TSN’s slate of programs and platforms.
TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg
For radio coverage of the Winnipeg Jets, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg will continue to bring fans live coverage of every Jets game as the team’s official radio broadcaster. TSN 1290 delivers all the play-by-play action and analysis from a rotating crew of veteran broadcasters familiar to Jets fans. Play-by-play calls are handled by Dennis Beyak and Paul Edmonds. They are joined by analysts Shane Hnidy and Brian Munz, both of whom have been part of TSN 1290’s Jets coverage since it debuted in 2011.
Below is the full schdule. All times are Central. Schedule subject to change.
If you’re a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and you don’t live in their viewing area, prepare to watch a lot less games this season and experience what every other fan has been dealing with.
With RDS only having regional rights this season, fans west of Ottawa will no longer be able to watch games on their cable package. RDS will show 60 games regionally and new national French broadcaster TVA Sports will have 22 that can be seen across Canada (presuming you pay extra for the French package).
And for Anglophones, you’ll only be able to see 32 games nationally on the Rogers family of channels this season as neither Bell nor Rogers have elected to obtain the English regional package. Of course, there is always the option of NHL Centre Ice (presumably, as Rogers hasn’t released any information on Centre Ice for this season).
UPDATE: RDS will show all seven preseason games and English-language fans will be able to catch the games on Sportsnet East.
English and French Radio
TSN Radio 690 Montreal will cover all 82 games in English and CHMP 98.5 providing French-language radio coverage for all games.
Below is the full schedule. All times are Eastern. Subject to change.