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TSN and RDS Reach 11-Year Media Rights Extension For Tennis' US OPEN

TSN and RDS Reach 11-Year Media Rights Extension For Tennis' US OPEN 
- TSN and RDS secure complete Canadian exclusivity of the entire US OPEN for 
the first time -
- TSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of all four Grand Slam tennis 
events - 
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TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Media's TSN and RDS have extended their 
partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with a new 
11-year multimedia rights agreement for the US OPEN. As part of the new deal 
beginning in 2015, TSN and RDS will have exclusive Canadian coverage of the US 
OPEN Finals for the first time. 
TSN and RDS platforms will deliver 130+ hours of live US OPEN tennis coverage 
each year, including expanded coverage of the men's and women's early-round 
matches, round of 16, quarter-finals, semifinals and exclusive Canadian 
coverage of the Finals. 
With the new deal, TSN and RDS remain the undisputed home of tennis in Canada 
with exclusive coverage of all four Grand Slam tennis events - the AUSTRALIAN 
OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON and US OPEN - delivering more than 500 hours of 
tennis coverage each season. 
"The US OPEN is one those special events in sports - with the world's best 
players competing in prime time under the bright lights of New York City. We 
are thrilled to extend our long-standing partnership with the USTA for another 
11 years," said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President of Programming, TSN. "The future 
of Canadian tennis has never been stronger. TSN is proud to be the exclusive 
home of all four Grand Slams and showcase Milos Raonic and up-and-coming 
Canadians in the biggest events in tennis." 
TSN has broadcast the US OPEN since the network launched in 1984. During 
last year's US OPEN, TSN attracted a record audience for the 4(th) round match 
between Milos Raonic and Andy Murray. 
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, Nationwide and Canadian Tire 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. 
Greg McIsaac, (w) 416.384.5180, (c) 416.458.3591,greg.mcisaac@bellmedia.ca 
Renee Rouse, (w) 416.384.7599, (c) 416.428.4807,renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca 
Twitter:@TSN_PR 
SOURCE: TSN 
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CO: TSN
ST: Ontario
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-0- May/16/2013 18:42 GMT
 
 
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