Due to an incoming ice storm the NFL has moved the AFC Divisional game to Sunday night on NBC. 8:20/5:20 is the new scheduled start time. I would expect the broadcast to move from CTV to TSN as all Sunday Night Football games appeared on TSN.
I hope to make this a Friday tradition on the blog. A guide for the ultimate weekend viewing experience from Saturday morning to Sunday night. Here you go.
Saturday January 14
7:25/4:25am Tottenham vs West Brom TSN 1/4
10am/7am Swansea vs Arsenal SN
Noon/9am Leicester City vs Chelsea SN1
1pm/10am Flyers @ Bruins SNP
4:30pm/1:30pm Seahawks vs Falcons CTV/FOX
7pm/4pm Maple Leafs @ Senators CBC
7pm/4pm Rangers @ Canadiens SN
8pm5pm Texans @ Patriots CTV/CBS
10pm/7pm Flames @ Oilers CBC
10pm/7pm Jets @ Kings SN
Sunday January 15
8:25/5:25am Manchester City vs Everton TSN 1/4/5
10:55/7:55am Manchester United/Liverpool TSN 1/4/5
5:30/2:30pm Knicks @ Raptors TSN 4/5
4:20/1:30 Packers @ Cowboys CTV/FOX
7/4pm Devils @ Canucks SN
7/4pm Australian Open TSN2
8:20/5:20pm Steelers @ Chiefs NBC
The first of the years grand slams begins what should be a very intriguing year for Canadian tennis fans. Milos Raonic, third in the ATP world rankings, looks to continue the momentum from a successful end to the 2016 tour. He has made consecutive trips to the semifinals at the Paris World Tour Masters 1000 and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, losing to world number one Andy Murray both times.
The 2017 season started with a semifinal appearance at the Brisbane International where Grigor Dimitrov defeated Raonic 7-6, 6-2.
Raonic has had success at the Australian Open on the hard court in the last two years. The 2015 tournament saw Raonic lose in the quarterfinals to Novak Djokovic in three sets and last year Raonic went a step further losing to Andy Murray in a five set semifinal defeat.
Raonic will open the tournament against number 70 in the world, Dustin Brown of Germany. Raonic’s draw pits him in a potential matchup with 25 ranked Gilles Simon in the 3rd round and a potential quarterfinal versus Gael Monfils, 6 rank, or Rafael Nadal, 9 rank.
Roger Federer also makes his return after taking 6 months off the rest his left knee. He is in a draw with Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.
On the women’s side Eugenie Bouchard looks to start the 2017 tour off on the right note after a 2016 season mired with frustration and disarray. She looks to recapture the play that saw her make the quarterfinals in the 2015 tournament as she begins play against Louisa Chirico of the USA.
Here is your 2017 Australian Open Broadcast Schedule
Sun, Jan 15 First Round 7ET/4PT TSN2
Mon, Jan 16 First Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Mon, Jan 16 First Round 7ET/4PT TSN 3
First Round 10:30ET/7:30PT TSN 5
Tue, Jan 17 First Round 3am/Midnight TSN 3/5
Tue, Jan 17 Second Round 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Second Round 10ET/7PT TSN 3
Second Round 11ET/8PT TSN 1/4
Wed, Jan 18 Second Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Wed, Jan 18 Second Round 7ET/4PT TSN 3
Second Round 10:30ET/7:3oPT TSN 1/5
Thu, Jan 19 Second Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/5
Thu, Jan 19 Third Round 7ET/4PT TSN 1/3
Third Round 11ET/8PT TSN 4
Fri, Jan 20 Third Round 3am/Midnight TSN 1/3/4
Fri, Jan 20 Third Round 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Third Round 11ET/8PT TSN 1/3/4/5
Sat, Jan 21 Third Round 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Sat, Jan 21 Round of 16 7ET/4PT TSN 1/3/4/5
Sun, Jan 22 Round of 16 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Sun, Jan 22 Round of 16 7ET/4PT TSN 2
Round of 16 7:30ET/4:30PT TSN 5
Round of 16 9ET/6PT TSN 1/3/4
Mon, Jan 23 Round of 16 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Mon, Jan 23 Quarterfinals 7ET/4PT TSN 1/5 (TSN 3/4 JIP)
Tue, Jan 24 Quarterfinals 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Tue, Jan 24 Quarterfinals 7ET/4PT TSN 1/4 (TSN 1/5 JIP)
Wed, Jan 25 Quarterfinals 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Wed, Jan 25 Women’s SF #1 9:30ET/6:30PT TSN 1/3
Women’s SF #2 11:30ET/8:30PT TSN Network
Thu, Jan 26 Men’s SF #1 3:30am/12:30am TSN Network
Thu, Jan 26 Mixed Doubles SF 11ET/8PT TSN 1
Women’s Dbls F 11ET/8PT TSN 1
Fri, Jan 27 Men’s SF #2 3:30am/12:30am TSN Network
Sat, Jan 28 Women’s Final 3am/Midnight TSN Network
Men’s Dbls Final 5:30am/2:30am TSN Network
Sun, Jan 29 Mixed Doubles Final Midnight/9PT TSN 1/3
Men’s Final 3am/Midnight TSN Network
For those who wish not to stay up/wake up in the middle of the night to watch the biggest matches daily encores will be at 1ET/1oPT during the weeks. On the first weekend the encores are at 2ET/11PT on Saturday and a half hour later on Sunday.
At the end of the tournament Thu, Jan 26 and Fri, Jan 27 encores are at 1:30ET/10:30PT. The Women’s Final encore is at Noon/9am Saturday morning and the Men’s encore will be at 3pm/Noon on Sunday.
Enjoy the tennis!
After an underwhelming NFL wild card weekend featuring four blowouts, here’s hoping for a competitive slate of NFL games in week 2 of the NFL playoffs.
Sat, Jan 14 SEA @ ATL 4:30ET/1:30PT CTV/FOX Kevin Burkhardt & John Lynch
Sat, Jan 14 HOU @ NE 8ET/5pT CTV/CBS Jim Nantz & Phil Simms
Sun, Jan 15 PIT @ KC 1ET/10PT CTV/NBC Al Michaels & Chris Collinsworth
Sun, Jan 15 GB @ DAL 4:30ET/1:30PT CTV/FOX Joe Buck & Troy Aikman
On the heels of the most successful season for the MLS on TSN, a new multi-year broadcasting rights extension was reached. TSN will continue to broadcast all Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC games along with a select number of Montreal Impact games and marquee US match-ups.
Along with the regular season slate, TSN will continue to have the rights to the MLS playoffs, MLS cup, the MLS all star game and MLS decision day.
TSN is coming off their highest ratings for MLS coverage with the Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact eastern semifinal garnering 1 million viewers in the first leg and 1.4 million in the second leg. The final set a MLS on TSN record, 1.5 million viewers who witnessed the Seattle Sounders defeat Toronto FC in penalty kicks in the MLS cup.
While the recently high ratings are the result of the success of the Canadian MLS teams last season, MLS soccer as a whole, is one of the fastest growing games in North America in terms of popularity. With high attendance numbers (partly due to low ticket prices compared to the big 4 leagues) and a committed fan base the MLS is quickly establishing a foothold in the highly competitive North American sports market.
The leagues growth spurned a cumulative 90 million dollars in television contracts from ESPN, FOX and Univision. Expansion is also on the horizon with Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC joining the league in March and Los Angeles FC set for 2018. The future holds a team in Miami as well, with a list of potential expansion candidates on the waiting list.
As the MLS slowly enters the mainstream in the vast North American sporting landscape networks are expanding coverage and devoting more resources towards the MLS. While Canadian soccer fans are surely hoping for the continued success of TFC and the Impact, and a Whitecaps bounce back season, everyone should be happy for more North American footy in Canada.
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