2013 Australian Open begins Sunday on TSN

Despite being played during the overnight hours (mostly for east coast viewers), the Australian Open — the first tennis grand slam of the year — can bring about some memorable moments and matches that are worth staying up for, as well as a reminder of what it’s like to have bright, hot sunshine ten hours a day.

Last year saw Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal play in the longest grand slam final in history, finishing in just under six hours, with Djokovic coming out on top. Victoria Azarenka defeated Maria Sharapova to win her first grand slam title, though I’ll have to take Wikipedia’s word on that one, as I’ve had a long standing arrangement with myself not to watch any women’s matches until the ridiculous grunting is either done away with or punished to some extent. It didn’t used to be like this people!!

TSN, being the exclusive home of grand slam tennis in Canada, will bring viewers all the sweaty and grunt-filled action from Melbourne Park over the next two weeks, with the first ball toss coming tomorrow (Sunday) night on TSN2, with over eight hours of coverage on day one, and 110 hours in total (plus encore broadcasts during the day), culminating with the women’s final at 3am on January 26, and the men’s final the following morning.

RDS and RDS2 will have French-language broadcasts covered, and TSN.ca will stream select multi-court coverage throughout the tournament.

For fans of Ontario native Milos Raonic — who is ranked as the 14th seed — TSN or TSN2 will broadcast each one of his games, as long as the game is on a televised court. For those of you playing at home, those courts would be Rod Laver, Hisense, Margaret Court, and courts 2, 3, 6 and 8 (unless it has changed from last year).

As usual, TSN will be taking coverage from ESPN, so expect to see all the regular faces such as Darren Cahill, Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver.

The full television schedule is below.

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Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Day 9 (Sunday, August 5)

Ten-time Olympian Ian Millar will complete in team jumping for Canada.

Each day during the 2012 Olympic Games the Canadian Sports Media Blog, in conjunction with Channel Canada, will provide an Olympic broadcast schedule for all official broadcasters that are available in Canada. These include CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, V, RDS2, ATN, OMNI, plus American broadcaster NBC. After the broadcast schedule is a complete list of events for the day. Many of these are available for live streaming on CTVOlympics.ca.

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ENGLISH ROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC
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CTV MORNING

Track Cycling: Men’s Omnium (live; 5:00am)
Athletics: Women’s Marathon (live; 6:00am)
Tennis: Roger Federer (SUI) v. Andy Murray (GBR) (live; 9:00am)

TSN MORNING

Women’s Volleyball: China v. Korea (live; 6:30am)
Gymnastics: Individual Finals (live; 9:00am)
Boxing: Women’s round of 16 (live)

SPORTSNET MORNING

Equestrian: Team Jumping round 1 (live; 6:00am)
Women’s Basketball: Canada v. Australia (live; 9:30am)

OLN DAYTIME

Tennis: Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) v. Novak Djokovic (SRB) (live; 7:00am)
Women’s Volleyball: Italy v. Russia (live; 11:45am)
Women’s Volleyball: United States v. Turkey (live; 3:00pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Juliana/Larissa (BRA) v. Goller/Ludwig (GER) (live; 6:00pm)

NBC DAYTIME

Athletics: Women’s Marathon (live; 6:00am)
Tennis:  Roger Federer (SUI) v. Andy Murray (GBR) (live; 9:00am)
Women’s Basketball: China v. United States (live; 11:45am)
Equestrian: Team Jumping round 1 (live; 1:30pm)
Women’s Water Polo: United States v. Italy (live; 2:00pm)
Women’s Volleyball: United States v. Turkey (live; 3:00pm)
Cycling: Final (4:30pm)
Beach Volleyball: Kolocová/Sluková v. Kessy/Ross (USA) (live; 5:00pm)

CTV DAYTIME

Track Cycling: Men’s Omnium (live; 12:00pm)
Athletics: Semifinals/Finals (live; 2:00pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Kolocová/Sluková v. Kessy/Ross (USA) (live; 5:00pm)

TSN DAYTIME

Women’s Water Polo: Australia v. China (12:00pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Xue/Zhang (CHN) v. Schwaiger/Schwaiger (AUT) (live; 1:00pm)
Diving: Women’s 3m final (live; 2:00pm)
Weightlifting: Women’s +75kg (live; 3:30pm)

SPORTSNET DAYTIME

Women’s Basketball: China v. United States (live; 11:45am)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: May/Walsh (USA) v. Cicolari/Menegatti (ITA) (live; 2:00pm)
Women’s Water Polo: Great Britain v. Spain (live; 3:20pm)

CTV PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm LOCAL)

Host Brian Williams guides Canadians through four hours of Day 9 highlights, including a recap of the highly-anticipated showdown between Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in the men’s100m final. Additional recaps include the women’s 3m springboard final featuring newly minted bronze medallists Jennifer Abel and Émilie Heymans, Canada’s match-up against Australia in women’s basketball, as well as men’s boxing, synchronized swimming, equestrian, and cycling.

TSN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Host Darren Dutchyshen takes fans through Sunday’s recaps and highlights, including the men’s tennis final with Andy Murray and Roger Federer, men’s and women’s boxing, beach volleyball and equestrian, and a review of the world’s fastest man in the men’s100m final during an athletics round up. The four-hour show also features three-time Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn showing CFL great Milt Stegall how to tackle the trampoline in The Experts.

SPORTSNET PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

A full review of one of the most anticipated events of the London 2012 Games – the men’s 100m final featuring Usain Bolt and his fellow countryman and biggest threat, Yohan Blake. Plus, Sportsnet heads to the pool where divers Jennifer Abel and Émilie Heymans looked to add to their bronze medal in the 3m springboard final.

OLN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Athletics: Women’s Marathon

NBC PRIMETIME (8:00pm-Midnight ET/PT)

Track & Field’s centerpiece event — the men’s 100m dash, plus apparatus finals in Gymnastics, the women’s springboard final in Diving, and a Beach Volleyball matchup.

NBC LATE NIGHT (12:35am-1:35am ET/PT)

Finals in the men’s hammer throw and steeplechase, and qualifying in the high jump, plus the men’s singles final in Badminton.
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DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2
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LONDRES 2012 à V

Volleyball (Femmes) (en direct, 4h00)
Boxe (Femmes), Gymnastique Artistique, Basketball (Femmes) et Halterophilie (en direct, 8h30)
Volleyball de Plages (Femmes) et Athletisme (en direct, 13h30)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS

Basketball (femmes) et Athlétisme (en direct, 4h00)
Tennis (Hommes) (en direct, 9h00)
Cyclisme sur Piste (Hommes), Plongeon (Femmes), Boxe (Hommes) et Volleyball (Femmes) (en direct, 13h00)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS2

Boxe (fenmmes) Poids Léger (60kg) Poids Moyen (75kg) (en direct, 9h30)

Aujourd`hui à Londres à V (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s highlights.

Aujourd`hui à Londres à RDS (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the third day of London 2012 competition.
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MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN
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ATN

Badminton: Men’s Singles/Doubles Bronze (live; 4:00am) – Hindi
Badminton: Men’s Singles/Doubles Finals (live; 8:00am) – Hindi

OMNI.1

Portuguese Primetime (7:00-8:30pm)
Italian Primetime (8:30-10:00pm)

OMNI.2

Badminton: Men’s Singles/Doubles Finals (live; 8:00am) – Cantonese

OMNI Alberta

Badminton: Men’s Singles/Doubles Finals (live; 8:00am) – Cantonese
Portuguese Primetime (7:00-8:30pm MT)
Italian Primetime (8:30-10:00pm MT)

OMNI BC

Badminton: Men’s Singles/Doubles Finals (live; 8:00am) – Cantonese
Portuguese Primetime (7:00-8:30pm PT)
Italian Primetime (8:30-10:00pm PT)

The Canadian Sports Media Blog is in no way affiliated with any Olympic broadcaster or the Olympic Games themselves. I take no responsibility for any errors in this schedule as it is subject to change and updates can happen at any time.

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Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Day 8 (Saturday, August 4)

Karen Cockburn, Canada’s flagbearer at the Beijing Closing Ceremony, will attempt to win a medal in her fourth straight Olympics in women’s trampoline today. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Each day during the 2012 Olympic Games the Canadian Sports Media Blog, in conjunction with Channel Canada, will provide an Olympic broadcast schedule for all official broadcasters that are available in Canada. These include CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, V, RDS2, ATN, OMNI, plus American broadcaster NBC. After the broadcast schedule is a complete list of events for the day. Many of these are available for live streaming on CTVOlympics.ca.

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ENGLISH ROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC
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CTV MORNING

Triathlon: Women’s Race (live; 4:00am)
Men’s Basketball: Russia v. Spain (live; 6:15am)
Badminton: Women’s Doubles Bronze
Athletics: Men’s 100m Preliminaries
Gymnastics: Women’s Trampoline (live; 9:00am)

TSN MORNING

Rowing: Finals (live; 6:00am)
Men’s Soccer QF: Japan v. Honduras (live; 7:20am)
Diving: Women’s 3m Semifinal (live; 9:30am)

SPORTSNET MORNING

Athletics: Qualifying Rounds (live; 6:00am)
Men’s Basketball: Lithuania v. United States (live; 9:30am)
Track Cycling: Women’s Team Pursuit (live; 11:00am)

OLN DAYTIME

Equestrian: Jumping qualifying (live; 5:30am)
Men’s Soccer QF: Mexico v. Senegal (live; 9:30am)
Athletics: Men’s 20km Race Walk (live; 12:00pm)

NBC DAYTIME

Tennis: Women’s Singles Final (live; 9:00am)
Gymnastics: Women’s Trampoline (11:00am)
Athletics: Preliminary Rounds (11:15am and 1:30pm)
Men’s Volleyball: United States v. Russia (live; 11:45am)
Cycling: Women’s Team Pursuit (2:00pm)
Men’s Water Polo: United States v. Serbia (live; 2:40pm)
Rowing: Finals (3:45pm)
Athletics: Men’s 10, 000m Final (live; 4:15pm)
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Prokopiev/Semenov (RUS) v. Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) (live; 5:00pm)

CTV DAYTIME

Tennis: Women’s Singles Final (12:00pm)
Swimming: Finals (live; 2:30pm)
Athletics: Semifinals/Finals (live; 3:30pm)

TSN DAYTIME

Men’s Soccer QF: Brazil v. Honduras (live; 12:00pm)
Men’s Soccer QF: Great Britain v. Korea (live; 2:45pm)

SPORTSNET DAYTIME

Athletics: Semifinals/Finals (live; 2:00pm)

CTV PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm LOCAL)

Host Brian Williams gives Canadians a complete rundown of results from the jam packed Day 8. The four-hour show includes highlights and recaps of athletics, swimming, trampoline, tennis, equestrian, cycling, and diving events from earlier in the day. OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV also includes a review of key Canadian performances including Dylan Armstrong, Jessica Zelinka, Ryan Cochrane, the men’s 4x100m medley relay team, Karen Cockburn, the mixed jumping team, Paula Findlay, and more.

TSN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Host Darren Dutchyshen takes fans through four hours of recaps and highlights, including women’s triathlon and a look at Paula Findlay’s performance, men’s doubles tennis, beach volleyball, the results of Zach Bell and Tara Whitten in cycling and an athletics wrap up featuring Jessica Zelinka, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius, and more.

SPORTSNET PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

Host Brad Fay reviews Canada’s many medal opportunities from Day 8, including Ryan Cochrane in the men’s 1,500m freestyle, Karen Cockburn in the women’s individual trampoline, Canada’s women’s team pursuit in cycling, and Paula Findlay in the women’s triathlon. Sportsnet also has a full recap of the women’s singles final in tennis and an emotional Difference Makers with Rick Hansen segment on trampoline gymnast Rosie MacLennan’s relationship with her grandfather. All this, plus a look at Usain Bolt’s first day back on the track for the first round of the men’s 100m.

OLN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Men’s Soccer Quarterfinals

NBC PRIMETIME (8:00pm-Midnight ET/PT)

Swimming concludes with four finals, including the men’s and women’s medley relays. Plus the women’s 100m dash, the women’s springboard semifinal in Diving and Beach Volleyball.

NBC LATE NIGHT (12:35am-1:35am ET/PT)

Finals in the women’s discus, plus events in track Cycling.
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DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2
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LONDRES 2012 à V

Triathlon (Femmes), Aviron et Trampoline (en direct, 4h00)
Athletisme (en direct, 11h15)
Athletisme et Boxe (en direct, 14h00)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS

Triathlon, Athletisme (Hommes) et Water-polo (en direct, 4h00)
Plongeon (Femmes) et Soccer (Hommes) (en direct, 9h30)
Couverture en direct de Natation, Halterophilie et Basketball (Hommes) (en direct, 14h00)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS2

Un rameur en couple finale (femmes), poids léger deux de couple finale (hommes), un rameur en couple finale (femmes), poids léger deux de couple finale (femmes), poids léger deux de couple finale (hommes), poids léger deux de couple finale (femmes) (en direct, 4h30)
Tennis, finale hommes et femmes (en direct, 9h00)

Aujourd`hui à Londres à V (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s highlights.

Aujourd`hui à Londres à RDS (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the third day of London 2012 competition.
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MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN
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ATN

Badminton: Women’s Doubles Bronze (live; 4:00am) – Hindi
Badminton: Women’s Singles Bronze/Gold Finals (live; 8:30am) – Hindi

OMNI.1

Men’s Soccer: Brazil v. Honduras (live; 12:00pm) – Portuguese

OMNI.2

Mandarin Primetime (7:00-8:30pm)
Cantonese Primetime (8:30-10:00pm)

OMNI Alberta

Men’s Soccer: Brazil v. Honduras (live; 12:00pm) – Portuguese
Mandarin Primetime (7:00-8:30pm MT)
Cantonese Primetime (8:30-10:00pm MT)

OMNI BC

Men’s Soccer: Brazil v. Honduras (live; 12:00pm) – Portuguese
Mandarin Primetime (7:00-8:30pm PT)
Cantonese Primetime (8:30-10:00pm PT)

The Canadian Sports Media Blog is in no way affiliated with any Olympic broadcaster or the Olympic Games themselves. I take no responsibility for any errors in this schedule as it is subject to change and updates can happen at any time.

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Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Day 6 (Thursday, August 2)

2011 World bronze medallist Martha McCabe looks to add to Canada’s medal total in the pool when she swims in the women’s 100m breaststroke final. (photo credit: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Each day during the 2012 Olympic Games the Canadian Sports Media Blog, in conjunction with Channel Canada, will provide an Olympic broadcast schedule for all official broadcasters that are available in Canada. These include CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, V, RDS2, ATN, OMNI, plus American broadcaster NBC. After the broadcast schedule is a complete list of events for the day (today you will have to check Channel Canada for this). Many of these are available for live streaming on CTVOlympics.ca.

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ENGLISH ROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC
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CTV MORNING

Rowing: Semifinals/Finals (live; 4:00am)
Tennis: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (live; 8:00am)
Judo: Men’s 100kg & Women’s 78kg medal round (live; 10:00am)

TSN MORNING

Swimming: Preliminary Heats (live; 6:00am)
Canoe Slalom: Men’s C2 & Women’s K1 Finals (live; 8:30am)

SPORTSNET MORNING

Men’s Beach Volleyball: Alison/Emanuel (BRA) v. Lupo/Nicolai (ITA) (6:00am)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Cicolari/Menegatti (ITA) v. Lessard/Martin (CAN) (live; 7:00am)
Women’s Hockey: Australia v. United States (8:00am)
Men’s Water Polo: Montenegro v. Serbia (live; 9:00am)
Track Cycling: Team Sprints/Men’s Team Pursuit (live; 11:00am)

OLN DAYTIME

Equestrian: Team Dressage (live; 6:00am)

NBC DAYTIME

Swimming: Preliminary Heats (10:00am, 10:40am and 12:30pm)
Canoe Slalom: Men’s C2 Final (live; 10:15am)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Kessy/Ross (USA) v. Lilliana/Baquierzo (ESP) (live; 11:30am)
Cycling: Team Sprint Finals (live; 12:45pm)
Men’s Water Polo: United States v. Great Britain (live; 1:20pm)
Rowing: Finals (2:20pm)
Men’s Volleyball: Brazil v. United States (live; 3:00pm)

CTV DAYTIME

Gymnastics: Women’s All-around Final (live; 11:30am)
Swimming: Semifinals/Finals (live; 2:30pm)
Tennis: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (4:15pm)

TSN DAYTIME

Women’s Beach Volleyball: Maria/Talita (BRA) v. Bawden/Palmer (AUS) (live; 12:30pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Dampney/Mullin (GBR) v. Khomyakova/Ukolova (RUS) (1:30pm)
Men’s Basketball: Brazil v. Russia (3:00pm)

SPORTSNET DAYTIME

Boxing: Men’s 60kg round of 16 (2:00pm)
Men’s Volleyball: Brazil v. United States (live; 3:00pm)

CTV PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm LOCAL)

The four-hour show recaps the women’s individual all-around final and examines the mechanics of a gymnast’s body in a Superbodies segment on the balance beam with Dr. Greg Wells. Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean joins Williams in studio for a review of Canada’s performance in the women’s eights final. Viewers can also watch a profile on three-time gold medallist Chris Hoy during a recap of the day’s track cycling: team sprint competition, along with an entertainingDifference Makers with Rick Hansen on shot putter Dylan Armstrong and his beloved coach Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk, who won gold in the hammer throw at Munich 1972.

TSN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Recaps of canoe/kayak, men’s boxing, men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and a look at how Canada’s women’s eights team fared in the final earlier in the day.

SPORTSNET PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

the women’s eights final as the Canadian team battles for rowing gold. The popular Superbodies feature returns to OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET with a look at the toll rowing takes on the body. Plus, full beach volleyball and tennis coverage from Day 6.

OLN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Equestrian: Team Dressage

NBC PRIMETIME (8:00pm-Midnight ET/PT)

Gymnastics crowns its women’s all-around champ, plus Swimming finals (Phelps vs. Lochte in 200m IM), the U.S. Beach Volleyball team of Rogers and Dalhausser, and more.

NBC LATE NIGHT (12:35am-1:35am ET/PT)

The final in women’s K-1 whitewater, plus the men’s singles final in Table Tennis.
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DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2
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LONDRES 2012 à V

Aviron: Demi-finale/Finale (direct; 4:30am)
Boxe: Hommes Ronde des 16 (direct; 8:30am)
Cyclisme sur piste: Demi-finale/Finale (direct; 11:00am)
Water-polo Hommes: GBR v. EU (direct; 1:20pm)
Basketball Hommes: ESP v. GBR (direct; 3:00pm)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS

Volleyball de plage Hommes: NED v. LAT (direct; 4:00am)
Natation: Séries (direct; 5:00am)
Volleyball de Plage Femmes: CAN v. ITA (direct; 7:10am)
Tennis: Quarts de finale (direct; 8:00am)
Judo: Femmes (78kg), Hommes (100kg) (direct; 9:00am)
Gymnastique Artistique: Femmes Général Individuel Finale (direct; 11;30am)
Tennis: Quarts de finale (direct; 1:30pm)
Natation: Demi-finale/Finale (direct; 2:30pm)
Boxe: Hommes Ronde des 16 (direct; 4:05pm)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS2

Judo: Femmes (78kg), Hommes (100kg) Qualification (direct; 4:30am)
Tennis: Quarts de Finale (direct; 9:00am)
Basketball Hommes: EU v. NGR (direct; 5:00pm)

Aujourd`hui à Londres à V (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s highlights.

Aujourd`hui à Londres à RDS (7:00-11:00pm)

Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the third day of London 2012 competition.
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MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN
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ATN

Archery: Women’s Individual (live; 9:00am) – Urdu
Gymnastics: Women’s All-around Final (live; 11:30am) – Bangla

OMNI.1

Italian Primetime (8:30-9:00pm)
Portuguese Primetime (9:30-10:00pm)

OMNI.2

Badminton: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (live; 12:00pm) – Cantonese
Mandarin Primetime (8:30-9:00pm)
Cantonese Primetime (9:30-10:00pm)

OMNI Alberta

Badminton: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (live; 12:00pm) – Cantonese
Italian Primetime (8:00-8:30pm MT)
Portuguese Primetime (8:30-9:00pm MT)
Cantonese Primetime (9:00-9:30pm MT)
Mandarin Primetime (9:30-10:00pm MT)

OMNI BC

Badminton: Quarterfinals/Semifinals (live; 12:00pm) – Cantonese
Mandarin Primetime (8:30-9:00pm PT)
Punjabi Primetime (9:30-10:00pm PT)
Cantonese Primetime (10:00-10:30pm PT)
Italian Primetime (10:30-11:00pm PT)

The Canadian Sports Media Blog is in no way affiliated with any Olympic broadcaster or the Olympic Games themselves. I take no responsibility for any errors in this schedule as it is subject to change and updates can happen at any time.

Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Day 4 (Tuesday, July 31)

Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito look to add to Canada’s diving medal total in the women’s 10m synchro. They have consistently finished on the podium so far this season. (photo credit: Feng Li/Getty Images)

Each day during the 2012 Olympic Games the Canadian Sports Media Blog, in conjunction with Channel Canada, will provide an Olympic broadcast schedule for all official broadcasters that are available in Canada. These include CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, V, RDS2, ATN, OMNI, plus American broadcaster NBC. After the broadcast schedule is a complete list of events for the day. Many of these are available for live streaming on CTVOlympics.ca.

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ENGLISH ROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC
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CTV MORNING

Swimming: Men’s 100m Freestyle heats (live; 5:00am)
Rowing: Repechage/Quarterfinals/Semifinals (live; 5:40am)
Tennis: Milos Raonic (CAN) v. Jo-Wilfrid Tsonga (FRA) (live; 7:00am)
Diving: Women’s 10m Synchronized Final (live; 10:00am)

TSN MORNING

Swimming: Preliminary heats (live; 6:00am)
Men’s Water Polo: Hungary v. Montenegro (7:15am)
Canoe Slalom: Men’s C1 Semifinals/Final (live; 8:30am)
Weightlifting: Women’s 63kg Final (live; 10:30am)

SPORTSNET MORNING

Men’s Volleyball: Bulgaria v. Poland (live; 6:30am)
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Alison/Emmanuel (BRA) v. Bellaguarda/Heuscher (SUI)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Maria/Talita (BRA) v. Goller/Ludwig (GER)
Women’s Soccer: Canada v. Sweden (live; 9:30am)

OLN DAYTIME

Equestrian: Eventing Team Jumping Final (live; 5:30am)
Equestrian: Eventing Individual Jumping Final (live; 9:30am)
Tennis: Second Round Matches (live; 10:35am)

NBC DAYTIME

Canoe Slalom: Men’s C1 Final (live; 10:00am)
Swimming: Preliminary heats (10:30am and 1:30pm)
Rowing: Repechage/Quarterfinals/Semifinals (11:15am and 2:00pm)
Men’s Volleyball: United States v. Germany (live; 11:45am)
Men’s Water Polo: United States vs. Romania (live; 2:30pm)
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Rogers/Dalhausser (USA) v. Herrera/Gavira (ESP) (live; 4:00pm)

CTV DAYTIME

Gymnastics: Women’s Team Final (live; 11:30am)
Swimming: Semifinals/Finals (live; 2:30pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Khomyakova/Ukolova (RUS) v. Lessard/Martin (CAN) (4:30pm)

TSN DAYTIME

Women’s Soccer: United States v. North Korea (live; 12:30pm)
Women’s Soccer: Great Britain v. Brazil (live; 2:45pm)

SPORTSNET DAYTIME

Men’s Volleyball: United States v. Germany (live; 11:30am)
Men’s Water Polo: Croatia v. Spain (1:15pm)
Men’s Basketball: France v. Argentina (live; 3:00pm)

CTV PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm LOCAL)

Brian Williams hosts OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV with a rundown of Day 4 highlights and results, including a focus on how Team Canada fared in the women’s artistic gymnastics final. The four-hour show also reviews the Canada vs. Sweden match-up in women’s soccer as well as Christine Girard’s performance in weightlifting, including a Superbodies segment on the sport with Dr. Greg Wells. Along with a review of Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion’s performance, OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV recaps the day’s rowing events with Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean.

TSN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 4 highlights, including extended looks at women’s soccer, men’s water polo and beach volleyball competitions from earlier in the day.

SPORTSNET PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

Brad Fay will recap women’s diving as Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion perform in the synchronized 10m platform.  Also, how tough it is to be a table tennis expert? The Toronto Blue Jays’ J.P. Arencibia and Brett Lawrie give the fast-paced sport a try in the special Consortium feature The Experts. Plus, Fay looks back at Michael Phelps attempt to make history with an opportunity to win two more medals at London 2012 in the men’s 200m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

OLN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Equestrian: Eventing Jumping Finals

NBC PRIMETIME (8:00pm-Midnight ET/PT)

The U.S. women target team gold in Gymnastics, plus Diving, Michael Phelps in the men’s 200m fly final, and more.

NBC LATE NIGHT (12:35am-1:35am ET/PT)

Semifinals in the women’s 200m butterfly and men’s 200m breaststroke, plus the U.S. women in qualifying-round play of Beach Volleyball.
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DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2
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LONDRES 2012 à V

Aviron, (direct, 4h00)
Tennis (direct, 8h00)
Soccer (direct, 9h30)
Haltérophilie (direct, 11h30, en cours)
Tennis (en direct, 12h30)
Beach volleyball (en direct, 15h)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS

Beach Volleyball (en direct, 4h00)
Natation (en direct, 5h00)
Basketball (Hommes)  (en direct, 6h30, match déjà en cours)
Boxe (en direct, 8h30)
Plongeon – Femmes (en direct, 10h00)
Gymnastique artistique (en direct, 11h30)
Natation (14h30)
Boxe (16h00)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS2

Volleyball (en direct, 9h30)
Basketball – Hommes (15h)
Basketball – Hommes (17h)
Volleyball (19h)
Basketball – Hommes (21h)
Basketball – hommes (22h30)

Aujourd`hui à Londres à V (19h-23h)

Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s highlights.

Aujourd`hui à Londres à RDS (19h-23h)

Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the third day of London 2012 competition.
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MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN
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ATN

Weightlifting: Women’s 63kg Final (live; 10:30am) – Punjabi
Weightlifting: Men’s 69kg Final (live; 2:00pm) – Punjabi

OMNI.1

Italian Primetime (8:30-9:00pm)
Portuguese Primetime (9:30-10:00pm)

OMNI.2

Badminton: Group Stage Matches (live; 1:30pm) – Cantonese
Mandarin Primetime (8:30-9:00pm)
Cantonese Primetime (9:30-10:00pm)

OMNI Alberta

Badminton: Group Stage Matches (live; 1:30pm) – Cantonese
Italian Primetime (8:00-8:30pm MT)
Portuguese Primetime (8:30-9:00pm MT)
Cantonese Primetime (9:00-9:30pm MT)
Mandarin Primetime (9:30-10:00pm MT)

OMNI BC

Badminton: Group Stage Matches (live; 1:30pm) – Cantonese
Mandarin Primetime (8:30-9:00pm PT)
Punjabi Primetime (9:30-10:00pm PT)
Cantonese Primetime (10:00-10:30pm PT)
Italian Primetime (10:30-11:00pm PT)

The Canadian Sports Media Blog is in no way affiliated with any Olympic broadcaster or the Olympic Games themselves. I take no responsibility for any errors in this schedule as it is subject to change and updates can happen at any time.

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Olympic Broadcast Schedule: Day 2 (Sunday July 29)

2011 World silver medallists Jennifer Abel and Émilie Heymans are among the favourites in women’s 3m synchro diving (photo credit: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)

Each day during the 2012 Olympic Games the Canadian Sports Media Blog, in conjunction with Channel Canada, will provide an Olympic broadcast schedule for all official broadcasters that are available in Canada. These include CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, RDS, V, RDS2, ATN, OMNI, plus American broadcaster NBC. After the broadcast schedule is a complete list of events for the day. Many of these are available for live streaming on CTVOlympics.ca.

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ENGLISH ROADCASTERS: CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, NBC
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CTV MORNING

Rowing: Preliminary Heats/Repechage (live; 4:00am)
Swimming: Preliminary Heats (live; 6:00am)
Diving: Women’s 3m Synchronized (live; 10:00am)
Men’s Basketball: France v. United States (11:00am)

TSN MORNING

Rowing: Preliminary Heats/Repechage (live; 6:00am)
Cycling: Women’s Road Race (live; 7:00am)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Goller/Ludwig (GER) v. Bawden/Palmer (AUS) (live; 11:30am)

SPORTSNET MORNING

Gymnastics: Women’s qualification (live; 6:00am)
Tennis: (live; 7:40am)
Gymnastics: Women’s qualification (live; 9:45am)

OLN DAYTIME

Canoe Slalom: Men’s C1 and K1 Heats (live; 8:30am)
Men’s Soccer: Brazil v. Belarus (1:00pm)

NBC DAYTIME

Cycling: Women’s Road Race (live; 7:00am)
Swimming: Preliminary Heats (11:00am and 1:30pm)
Men’s Volleyball: United States v. Serbia (live; 11:45am)
Gymnastics: Women’s qualification (2:00pm)
Men’s Water Polo: United States v. Montenegro (live; 2:40pm)
Rowing: Preliminary Heats/Repechage (3:40pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Kessy/Ross (USA) v. Gallay/Zonta (ARG) (live; 4:00pm)
Men’s Beach Volleyball: Dalhausser/Rogers (USA) v. Asahi/Shiratori (JPN) (live; 5:00pm)

CTV DAYTIME

Men’s Volleyball: United States v. Serbia (1:00pm)
Swimming: Semifinals/Finals (live; 2:30pm)
Weightlifting: Men’s 56kg Final (5:00pm)

TSN DAYTIME

Women’s Beach Volleyball: Dampney/Mullin (GBR) v. Lessard/Martin (CAN) (live; 12:30pm)
Boxing: Men’s 60kg & 69kg round of 32 (1:30pm)
Women’s Beach Volleyball: Maria/Talita (BRA) v. Meppelink/van Gestel (NED) (live; 3:00pm)

SPORTSNET DAYTIME

Weightlifting: Women’s 53kg Final (1:30pm)
Gymnastics: Women’s qualification (live; 3:00pm)

CTV PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm LOCAL)

A complete rundown of Day 2 highlights and results. During a focus on rowing, Williams is joined in studio by Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean and Dr. Greg Wells, who tees up a Superbodies segment on Canada’s women’s eights team. The four-hour show also includes features on cyclist Clara Hughes, divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel, swimmers Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, and Brittany Rogers in a Difference Makers with Rick Hansen segment

TSN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Extended looks at men’s boxing, beach volleyball and weightlifting. Dutchyshen also brings fans highlights from women’s road cycling with a focus on Clara Hughes.

SPORTSNET PRIMETIME (7:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

Features the U.S. men’s basketball team as they begin their highly-anticipated quest for gold against France. Sportsnet also goes Upclose with American swimmer Ryan Lochte – Michael Phelps’s biggest rival – while Canadian divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel look to hit the podium in the women’s synchronized three-metre springboard event.

OLN PRIMETIME (7:00pm-10:00pm)

Cycling: Women’s Road Race

NBC PRIMETIME (8:00pm-Midnight ET/PT)

Jordyn Wieber and the U.S. women’s gymnasts make their London debuts in qualification-round competition. Swimming finals include the men’s 4x100m free relay, won dramatically in 2008 by the United States behind Jason Lezak’s heroic surge. Plus, Diving’s first gold medal is awarded in the women’s synchronized springboard event.

NBC LATE NIGHT (07:30am-1:30am ET/PT)

Women’s team Gymnastics takes center stage, and Canoe/Kayak gets underway in London with qualifying rounds in whitewater events.
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DIFFUSEURS FRANCOPHONE: V, RDS, RDS2
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LONDRES 2012 à V

Aviron: Séries, Repechages (en direct; 4:30am)
Cyclisme sur route: Femmes (en direct; 7:00am)
Basketball hommes: États-Unis c. France (en direct)
Volleyball hommes: États-Unis c. Serbie (en direct; 11:45am)
Tennis: Premiere Ronde (en direct; 1:20pm)
Soccer hommes: Grande-Bretagne c. Émirats Arabes Unis (en direct; 2:45pm)
Boxe: Hommes 60kg/69kg ronde des 32 (en direct; 4:45pm)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS

Volleyball de plage femmes: Cicolari/Menegatti (ITA) c. Khomyakova/Ukolova (RUS) (en direct; 4:00am)
Natation: Séries (en direct; 5:00am)
Plongeon: Femmes 3m synchronisé (en direct; 10:00am)
Haltérophilie: Femmes 53kg finale (en direct; 10:40am)
Soccer hommes: Corée c. Suisse (en direct; 12:30pm)
Natation: Demi-Finale/Finales (en direct; 2:30pm)
Basketball hommes: Grande-Bretagne c. Russie (en direct; 4:25pm)
Basketball hommes:  Argentine c. Lituanie (en direct; 5:15pm)

LONDRES 2012 à RDS2

Tennis: Premiere Ronde (en direct; 6:30am)
Gymnastique: Qualification femmes (en direct; 9:45am)
Haltérophilie: Hommes 62kg finale (en direct; 2:00pm)
Basketball hommes (6:00pm)

Aujourd`hui à Londres à V (7:00-06:00pm)

Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s daily highlights

Aujourd`hui à Londres à RDS (7:00-06:00pm)

Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the second day of London 2012 competition
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MULTICULTURAL BROADCASTERS: OMNI, ATN
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ATN

Archery: Women’s Team Final (live; 10:00am) – Urdu

OMNI.1/Alberta/BC

Men’s Soccer: Brazil v. Belarus (12:00pm) – Portuguese
Men’s Soccer: Spain v. Honduras (live; 2:45pm) – Portuguese
Portuguese Primetime (7:00pm-9:00pm ET/MT/PT)
Italian Primetime (9:00pm-11:00pm ET/MT/PT)

The Canadian Sports Media Blog is in no way affiliated with any Olympic broadcaster or the Olympic Games themselves. I take no responsibility for any errors in this schedule as it is subject to change and updates can happen at any time.

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2012 Olympic Multicultural Commentators

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Consortium has announced its 2012 Olympic hosts and commentators. OMNI will broadcast coverage in Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Punjubi. ATN will provide coverage in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. Among the commentators are HNIC pubjabi play-by-play announcer Harnarayan Singh.

Here is the press release.

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is pleased to announce its multilingual broadcast team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. In total, the Consortium’s multilingual broadcast partners OMNI Television and the Asian Television Network (ATN) will air 223 hours of coverage during the 17-day event with a 28-person broadcast team. The London 2012 Olympic Games takes place July 27 to August 12.

The Consortium’s broadcast team will deliver live event coverage in 11 different languages: Bangla, Cantonese, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu. Olympic Games highlights will also air in news programs on OMNI Television.

As Canada’s broadcast leader in multilingual and multicultural programming, OMNI Television will deliver 103 hours of coverage in five different languages: Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Punjabi. Their broadcast team consists of 23 commentators – a variety of studio hosts, play-by-play announcers, renowned sports analysts, athletes-turned-broadcasters, and news anchors – all dedicated to providing multilingual coverage of London 2012.

“Our outstanding broadcast team will deliver a unique experience, bringing the thrill of the Games in languages of comfort for OMNI Television audiences, along with inspiring stories for Canada’s multilingual communities,” said Madeline Ziniak, National President, OMNI Television.

The OMNI Television broadcast team is as follows:

  • Cantonese: Alex Chum (Host), Fiona Law (Host), Raymond Li (Play-by-play, Badminton), Karen So (Host, Opening Ceremony), Paul Wan (Host), Ximing Yao (Analyst, Badminton)
  • Italian: Dino Cavalluzzo, (Host), Giorgio Mitolo (Host)
  • Mandarin: Wei Lee (Host), Gen Mei Liu (Analyst, Aquatics), YJ Liu (Analyst, Table Tennis), Shawn Wang (Host), Lisa Wu (Host), Ann Wang (Analyst, Aquatics), Tony Xiang (Analyst, Table Tennis), Bowen Zhang (Host, Opening and Closing Ceremonies)
  • Portuguese: Lidia Ferreira (Host), Adalberto Thomaz (Play-by-play, Soccer)
  • Punjabi: Surinder Pal Chahal (Analyst, Wrestling) , Nick Sandhu (Analyst, Field Hockey), Amarinder Singh (Play-by-Play, Field Hockey), Harnarayan Singh, (Play-by-Play, Wrestling), Jasdip Wahla (Host)

ATN, Canada’s largest South Asian broadcaster, will deliver 120 hours of Games coverage during the London 2012 Olympic Games in five different languages including: Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu. ATN will have five full-time broadcasters during the Games.

“We consider it a privilege to partner with Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium,” said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, President and CEO of ATN. We are very proud to give our community this wonderful opportunity to cheer on the Canadian Olympic team and others from around the world to develop an appreciation for the Games. By offering badminton in Hindi, field hockey in Punjabi, athletics in Tamil, gymnastics in Urdu, and boxing in Bangla, we are at the forefront of multilingual sports coverage.”

The ATN broadcast team is as follows:

  • Bengali: Suman Rahman (Play-by-play, Boxing and Gymnastics)
  • Hindi: Rajinder Lamba (Play-by-play, Badminton)
  • Punjabi: Amarjit Sangha (Play-by-play, Field Hockey and Weightlifting)
  • Tamil: Vasakan Ratnathurai (Play-by-play, Athletics and Shooting)
  • Urdu: Ashfaq Hussain (Play-by-play, Archery and Gymnastics)