Canadian Football League

Monday, August 29, 2005

Canadian Football League game moved to TSN

TSN together with its broadcast partner, the Canadian Football League, announced today that TSN will now broadcast the Labour Day Classic between the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The game will air Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at 6 p.m. ET on TSN.
The CFL confirmed the Calgary-Edmonton game will remain with CBC.
TSN President Phil King said: "The Labour Day Classic is a must watch event for every CFL fan. TSN is committed to the growth of Canadian Football and we are very pleased to be able to bring this game to the fans."
"Our partnership with TSN has always been strong. We're pleased they will carry the game," said CFL Commissioner Tom Wright.
Veteran broadcaster Chris Cuthbert along with analyst Glen Suitor will front the TSN telecast from Ivor Wynne Stadium. They will be joined, as always, by the TSN panel - Dave Randorf, Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan and Jock Climie. The panel will provide commentary and analysis throughout the game.
For TSN, the CFL broadcast will be its third in four days. TSN will broadcast the Ottawa @ Montreal match-up Friday, Sept. 2, Winnipeg @ Saskatchewan on Sunday, Sept. 4 and now the Toronto @ Hamilton classic on Monday, Sept. 5.
TSN is in the midst of a five-year broadcast deal with the CFL. With the addition of the Labour Day Classic, this year's broadcast schedule now features 55 games, the most ever for TSN.
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader. Setting the Canadian sports broadcasting standard, TSN's flagship news program, SportsCentre, was voted the number-one source for sports news by sports fans from across the country.* TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule also includes the NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs and international hockey, the Olympic Games, CFL, NFL, PGA TOUR and all four golf Majors, NASCAR, Formula One, Champ Car and IRL auto racing, Blue Jays baseball, NBA, tennis, soccer, figure skating and amateur sports action. TSN is available in eight million households. TSN's programming and news content is also available on-line at


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