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.
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 Bell.ca.
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 jason.laszlo@Bell.ca
Carly Jokic Director, Communications Vancouver Whitecaps FC 604-753-8915
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