TSN and RDS Announce $4.99 Day Pass Streaming Subscriptions
Toronto — January 18, 2019
– Fans have a new way to watch TSN and RDS, as Canada’s most-watched sports networks launch the country’s first 24-hour digital subscriptions to TSN Direct and RDS Direct in time for NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® –
TORONTO (January 18, 2019) – Canada’s most-watched sports networks announced today even more options for fans across the country to access their industry-leading rosters of marquee sports programming with the introduction of the Day Pass subscription to their TSN Direct and RDS Direct streaming services. The all-new, single-day subscription option is the first of its kind in Canada.
With TSN the only place for Canadians to watch every game of NCAA® MARCH MADNESS®, Day Pass arrives just in time for TSN’s comprehensive coverage of the tournament (exact launch date to be confirmed).
Offering incredible value with no contract, Day Pass gives Canadian sports fans access to subscribe to TSN and RDS channels for 24 hours for $4.99. Viewers can watch on a multitude of platforms including computers, tablets, mobile devices, and Apple TV, with TSN Direct also available on Samsung SmartTV and Xbox One, and more platforms to be announced soon.
“We’re very excited to expand our viewing options for Canadian sports fans by providing single-day access to the country’s most-watched sports channels,” said Stewart Johnston, President, Media Sales, Marketing, and TSN. “Our viewers have asked for more options when it comes to accessing high-quality streaming coverage of the biggest moments in sports, and we’re proud to deliver that with Canada’s first single-day subscription.”
“The single-day pass option for RDS Direct puts the largest portfolio of exclusive French-language sports properties in the palm of fans’ hands,” said Karine Moses, President, Bell Media Québec. “We’re pleased to give viewers greater access to our French-language sports coverage in Québec, reaching a larger audience and providing more choice than ever before.”
The two sports streaming services launched in June 2018. TSN Direct features access to TSN’s five feeds, on-demand content, and exclusive bonus streams. RDS Direct delivers French-language content from RDS, RDS2, and RDS INFO.
The all-new Day Pass offers single-day access to TSN and RDS’s extensive programming lineups, which feature an exclusive slate of upcoming marquee live sports, including the WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS, FORMULA ONE, IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, FRENCH OPEN, CFL, WIMBLEDON, along with the rest of the networks’ iconic championship events including MLS, THE MASTERS, NBA Playoffs, PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, and many more.
Current TSN and RDS television subscribers can continue to access TSN’s five feeds and RDS content through the apps or TSN.ca and RDS.ca by providing their service provider account details when logging in.
Users can download the TSN and RDS apps by searching “TSN” or “RDS” in the iTunes App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android). In addition to continuing to offer live streaming and on-demand content, both apps provide an extensive scoreboard, news updates, in-depth articles, video highlights, and complete broadcast schedules, as well as TSN Radio live streams on the TSN app.
About TSN TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, Soccer Canada, CONCACAF Gold Cup, 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.
About RDS RDS is Canada’s French-language sports broadcasting leader. In addition to its world-class content delivered across multiple platforms, including RDS, RDS2, RDS Info, RDS.ca and RDS GO, RDS offers the broadest portfolio of French-language sports programming in the world. Official broadcaster of the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators, CFL and Grey Cup, NFL and Super Bowl, MLB and World Series, Olympic Games until 2024, FIFA World Cup until 2026, Premier League, exclusive French-language broadcaster of the Montreal Alouettes, Laval Rocket, Formula 1 and the Tour de France, RDS’s slate of channels present more than 4,000 hours of live programming each year, including UFC, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and World Junior Championship, NASCAR, PGA Tour golf including all four majors, ATP tennis including all four Grand Slam tournaments, Season of Champions Curling and Skate Canada events. RDS is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit BellMedia.ca.