The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and Bell Media’s TSN Radio 1200 Ottawa today announced a multi-year agreement that makes TSN 1200 the new radio home of the North American Soccer League's Ottawa Fury FC and the Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League.
This deal also extends TSN 1200’s radio rights to the Ottawa 67’s, continuing to make the station the official voice of the city’s Ontario Hockey League team over the coming years.
As part of this multi-year agreement, TSN 1200 will deliver live coverage of all games, as well as pre- and post-game shows for the REDBLACKS, Fury FC, and the 67’s.
“It’s a great day for fans of Ottawa football, soccer, and hockey,” said Jeff Hunt, President, OSEG Sports. “TSN 1200’s comprehensive live sports coverage includes excellence in play-by-play, as well as player profiles and interviews throughout game day. This partnership is going to help build strong relationships between our players and the fans, and I’m really excited about it.”
“We are thrilled to become the exclusive new home of the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the Ottawa Fury FC, complementing our proud, long-standing partnership with the Ottawa 67’s”, said Richard Gray, Regional Vice-President/General Manager, Radio/TV, Northern and Eastern Ontario/Maritimes, Bell Media. “On top of live game action, Ottawa’s passionate sports fans can expect TSN 1200 to continue focusing on the local sports scene like no other station in the city.”
In addition to all pre-season, regular season, and playoff game broadcasts, TSN 1200 will be joined by Ottawa REDBLACKS players for weekly ‘quarterback club’ sessions, held live and on location across the city.
In addition to being the official home of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, Ottawa Fury FC, and Ottawa 67’s, TSN 1200 is the exclusive English-language radio broadcaster of all Ottawa Senators games, as part of Bell Media’s comprehensive 12-year partnership with the team announced earlier this year. The station also features live coverage of TSN’s slate of major sporting events, including the GREY CUP, IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, FIFA 2015 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP, golf and tennis majors, and more. Fans can also listen to TSN 1200 for TSN’s all-star roster of Insiders, experts and analysts.
OSEG will announce an agreement for broadcasts of OSEG sports properties on French-language radio in the coming weeks.