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TSN’s Seasons of Champions Curling Coverage Continues with the 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, Live from Las Vegas, January 12-15

– Comprehensive curling tournament coverage begins with the Team Competition tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 12) at 12 noon ET on TSN –

– CONTINENTAL CUP features 12 teams led by curling’s biggest stars competing in a unique Team North America vs. Team World format featuring team competition, mixed doubles, and skins events –

TORONTO (January 11, 2017) – Top Canadian curlers take on the world’s best as TSN – the official broadcaster of Curling Canada – delivers sweeping coverage of the 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP Continental Cup, live from Las Vegas. TSN delivers complete coverage of the tournament, one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN, with coverage beginning tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 12) with the Team Competition at 12 noon ET on TSN.

Coverage culminates Sunday, Jan. 15 with the competition’s skins games as Team North America and Team World aim to secure a majority of points in the final round to capture the title (see below for complete broadcast schedule).

Calling the action from Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena is TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Vic Rauter alongside analysts Russ Howard, a two-time BRIER and MEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winner and 2006 Olympic gold medallist, and 2010 Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. TSN’s Bryan Mudryk hosts the network’s live coverage and reports live from ice level throughout the competition.

Coverage of the 2017 WFG CONTINENTAL CUP is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage of the 2017 WFG CONTINENTAL CUP is available through RDS.

The CONTINENTAL CUP features three men’s and three women’s teams for Team North America challenging Team World and earning points for wins or ties in team games, mixed doubles, and skins games. Team North America has won the CONTINENTAL CUP seven times, most recently with last year’s dramatic victory, while Team World has earned victory four times, with their last win coming in 2012.

Headlining a star-studded women’s field are 2016 SCOTTIES champions Team Carey, 2016 CANADA CUP champions Team Jones, and 2007 Canada Winter Games champions Team Sinclair. They take on Team World, featuring two-time FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Feltscher of Switzerland, 2016 FORD WOMEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Fujisawa of Japan, and 2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Hasselborg of Sweden.

The men’s draw features an all-star field of 2016 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS and 2016 BRIER champions Team Koe, 2016 CANADA CUP champions Team Carruthers, and 2015 United States Men’s Curling Championship bronze medallists Team McCormick. They match up against five-time EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Edin of Sweden, 2016 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Stjerne of Denmark, and 2010 Olympic silver medallists and 2014 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Ulsrud of Norway.

Broadcast Schedule*
Thursday, Jan. 12

  • 12 noon ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

Friday, Jan. 13

  • 12 noon ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5

Saturday, Jan.14

  • 12 noon ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Skins on TSN1 and TSN3
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Skins on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

*Schedule subject to change

Curling on TSN
As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, CANADIAN JUNIORS, and LE GRUYERE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

TSN’s 2017 Season of Champions schedule includes:

  • 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP– Jan. 12-15 (Las Vegas)
  • 2017 Canadian Juniors – Jan. 28-29 (Victoria, B.C.)
  • 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – Feb. 18-26 (St. Catharines, Ont.)
  • 2017 Tim Hortons Brier – March 4-12 (St. Johns, N.L.)
  • 2017 World Women’s Curling Championship – March 18-26 (Beijing, China)
  • 2017 FORD World Men’s Curling Championship – April 1-9 (Edmonton, Alta.)
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TSN’s Seasons of Champions Curling Coverage Continues with the 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, Live from Las Vegas, January 12-15

– Comprehensive curling tournament coverage begins with the Team Competition tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 12) at 12 noon ET on TSN –

– CONTINENTAL CUP features 12 teams led by curling’s biggest stars competing in a unique Team North America vs. Team World format featuring team competition, mixed doubles, and skins events –

TORONTO (January 11, 2017) – Top Canadian curlers take on the world’s best as TSN – the official broadcaster of Curling Canada – delivers sweeping coverage of the 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP Continental Cup, live from Las Vegas. TSN delivers complete coverage of the tournament, one of 60+ championship events that live on TSN, with coverage beginning tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 12) with the Team Competition at 12 noon ET on TSN.

Coverage culminates Sunday, Jan. 15 with the competition’s skins games as Team North America and Team World aim to secure a majority of points in the final round to capture the title (see below for complete broadcast schedule).

Calling the action from Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena is TSN’s acclaimed broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Vic Rauter alongside analysts Russ Howard, a two-time BRIER and MEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winner and 2006 Olympic gold medallist, and 2010 Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard. TSN’s Bryan Mudryk hosts the network’s live coverage and reports live from ice level throughout the competition.

Coverage of the 2017 WFG CONTINENTAL CUP is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app. French-language coverage of the 2017 WFG CONTINENTAL CUP is available through RDS.

The CONTINENTAL CUP features three men’s and three women’s teams for Team North America challenging Team World and earning points for wins or ties in team games, mixed doubles, and skins games. Team North America has won the CONTINENTAL CUP seven times, most recently with last year’s dramatic victory, while Team World has earned victory four times, with their last win coming in 2012.

Headlining a star-studded women’s field are 2016 SCOTTIES champions Team Carey, 2016 CANADA CUP champions Team Jones, and 2007 Canada Winter Games champions Team Sinclair. They take on Team World, featuring two-time FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Feltscher of Switzerland, 2016 FORD WOMEN’S WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Fujisawa of Japan, and 2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Hasselborg of Sweden.

The men’s draw features an all-star field of 2016 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS and 2016 BRIER champions Team Koe, 2016 CANADA CUP champions Team Carruthers, and 2015 United States Men’s Curling Championship bronze medallists Team McCormick. They match up against five-time EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Edin of Sweden, 2016 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS silver medallists Team Stjerne of Denmark, and 2010 Olympic silver medallists and 2014 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS winners Team Ulsrud of Norway.

Broadcast Schedule*
Thursday, Jan. 12

  • 12 noon ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

Friday, Jan. 13

  • 12 noon ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5

Saturday, Jan.14

  • 12 noon ET – Mixed Doubles on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Team Competition on TSN

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • 4:30 p.m. ET – Skins on TSN1 and TSN3
  • 9:30 p.m. ET – Skins on TSN1, TSN3, and TSN4

*Schedule subject to change

Curling on TSN
As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP, CANADIAN JUNIORS, and LE GRUYERE EUROPEAN CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS.

TSN’s 2017 Season of Champions schedule includes:

  • 2017 WORLD FINANCIAL GROUP CONTINENTAL CUP– Jan. 12-15 (Las Vegas)
  • 2017 Canadian Juniors – Jan. 28-29 (Victoria, B.C.)
  • 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts – Feb. 18-26 (St. Catharines, Ont.)
  • 2017 Tim Hortons Brier – March 4-12 (St. Johns, N.L.)
  • 2017 World Women’s Curling Championship – March 18-26 (Beijing, China)
  • 2017 FORD World Men’s Curling Championship – April 1-9 (Edmonton, Alta.)

For more information

Rob Duffy

rob.duffy@bellmedia.ca

Zak Fairbrother

zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.caTSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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