Bell extends partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC; TSN to broadcast all Whitecaps FC MLS games beginning in 2014

Bell extends partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC; TSN to broadcast all 
Whitecaps FC MLS games beginning in 2014 
VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced a multi-year 
extension of its Premier Founding Partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps FC that 
includes Bell branding of all Whitecaps FC official men's and women's jerseys 
and kits and support for Whitecaps FC community youth initiatives. And for the 
first time, all Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer (MLS) matches will be 
broadcast live on one network nationwide with TSN becoming the official 
Whitecaps FC broadcaster beginning in 2014. 
"Bell is proud to extend its successful partnership with the Vancouver 
Whitecaps FC organization, one of Canada's most respected soccer clubs," said 
Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Chief 
Brand Officer at Bell. "Passion for MLS and soccer is growing rapidly across 
Canada and we're excited to give fans more national coverage across multiple 
platforms than ever before." 
"This is a great day for Whitecaps FC fans across the country," said Rachel 
Lewis, Whitecaps FC chief operating officer. "As our Premier Founding Partner, 
Bell has been by our side since our inaugural MLS season. Our shared vision 
for the sport and collective commitment to community has been at the 
foundation of our partnership; we are delighted to see this grow with Bell's 
renewed commitment to the club and the addition of TSN to our family. We are 
proud to call TSN, Canada's premier sports network, home and are excited to 
provide our fans with unprecedented access to Whitecaps FC coverage 
In addition to live game coverage on TSN and TSN2, TSN's acclaimed team of 
soccer experts, Luke Wileman, Jason deVos, and Kristian Jack, will be part of 
the network's coverage of Whitecaps FC throughout the year, including regular 
news reports, analysis and Twitter updates. Select Whitecaps FC games will 
also be available in French on RDS and RDS2. 
TSN and RDS are the official Canadian broadcasters of MLS in Canada. 
Throughout the season, comprehensive coverage of MLS is featured across all of 
Bell Media's key sport programs and platforms, including SPORTSCENTRE, TSN, 
RDS and on TSN Radio and TEAM Radio sports stations across the country. MLS 
fans can also watch live games and highlights on their smartphones and tablets 
with Bell Mobile TV. 
CTV, TSN and RDS are also home to UEFA EURO 2016(TM) and the FIFA World 
Cup(TM), from 2015 through to 2022, including exclusive Canadian broadcast 
rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ and 
the highly anticipated FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015(TM). TSN and RDS 
also have extensive coverage of the Barclays Premier League. 
About Bell
Bell is the country's largest communications company, providing consumers and 
business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business 
communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company 
with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, 
Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty 
channels. To learn more, please visit 
The Bell Let's Talk mental health Initiative is a national charitable and 
awareness program promoting mental health across Canada with the Bell Let's 
Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant Bell funding of community care 
and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit

SOURCE  Bell Canada 
Jason Laszlo Bell Media Relations 1-855-614-6602 
Carly Jokic Director, Communications Vancouver Whitecaps FC 604-753-8915 
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