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MLS, TSN and RDS Announce 2013 Regular Season National Broadcast Schedule for Canada

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MLS, TSN and RDS Announce 2013 Regular Season National Broadcast Schedule for Canada
National Package includes 30 games featuring Canadian clubs, including the home opener for each
Season opener March 2: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC, 6:30 p.m. ET
 
NEW YORK(Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013) – As the official national broadcasters of Major League Soccer (MLS) in Canada, TSN and RDS kick off their third year with a package that includes 30 games, all featuring the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, or Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
 
In addition to the national games featuring at least one Canadian MLS club, TSN and TSN2 will broadcast select MLS games featuring U.S.-based teams; those matches will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
For the schedule of TSN, TSN2, RDS and RDS2 broadcasts for 2013 MLS Regular Season CLICK HERE.
 
TSN also has partnered with Toronto FC to broadcast an additional 11 regular season games, for a total of 41 nationally televised MLS games. See the Toronto FC schedule for more details.
 
TSN and RDS platforms will have exclusive coverage of MLS Cup Playoff games, MLS Cup 2013, and the 2013 MLS All-Star Game on July 31 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. 
 
All MLS games on TSN, TSN2, RDS and RDS2 can be seen live on TSN Mobile TV and Télé Mobile RDS.
 
The TSN and RDS schedule begins with Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s home opener against Toronto FC on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Last year, the Whitecaps became the first Canadian club to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs. Toronto FC looks to break their six-year drought this year. The networks also will broadcast Toronto FC’s home opener against Sporting Kansas City on March 9 and the Montreal Impact’s home opener, against Toronto, on March 16.
 
The MLS on TSN and RDS schedule features five all-Canadian matches, including the season opener for Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 2 and the season finale for Toronto FC and Montreal Impact on Oct. 26.
 
For the full TSN, TSN2, RDS and RDS2 press release, CLICK HERE.
 
About TSN
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, TSN delivers world-class content across industry-leading platforms including TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN Radio and TSN Mobile TV. Official broadcaster of the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, TSN’s slate of live sports coverage includes NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Season of Champions Curling, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB Sunday Night Baseball, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
 
About RDS
Le Réseau des sports (RDS) is a French-language sports network offering a comprehensive, world-class programming line-up. Since its inception in 1989, RDS has developed an unparalleled programming grid featuring major events and properties that include the exclusive broadcast rights to the Montreal Canadiens and other NHL hockey games, the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals, MLS and Montreal Impact, CFL and NFL football, the Grey Cup and the Super Bowl, Tour de France, F1 and NASCAR racing, MLB baseball including the World Series, over 30 PGA Tour golf tournaments (including 4 Majors), ATP tennis and all Grand Slams, FIFA World Cup from 2015 to 2022, Euro 2016, Barclays Premier League as well as the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Skate Canada and Canada Cup of curling. RDS is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more details on RDS, please visit RDS.ca.
 
For More Information:
 
TSN Communications
Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591, greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca
Twitter: @TSN_PR
 
RDS Communications:
Katia Aubin, (w) 514.529.2104, (c) 514.2008,1235, katia.aubin@bellmedia.ca