CFL on TSN

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CFL on TSN
Format Canadian football
Starring Rod Smith
Chris Schultz
Jock Climie
Matt Dunigan
Milt Stegall
Paul LaPolice
Country of origin Canada
Production
Running time 3 hours
Broadcast
Original channel TSN (1990-current)
Original run 1990 – present

The CFL on TSN is TSN's presentation of the Canadian Football League. TSN has broadcast CFL games since the 1987 season and has been the exclusive broadcaster of all CFL games (including the playoffs and Grey Cup) since 2008. While the CFL on TSN shows all CFL games, the game of the week is aired on Wendy's Friday Night Football.

Commentators[edit]

Studio panel[edit]

The CFL on TSN's studio panel consists of host Rod Smith and former CFL players Chris Schultz, Jock Climie, Matt Dunigan, and Milt Stegall with Doug Brown filling in occasionally. Former CFL on CBC studio host Brian Williams occasionally contributes to the studio show also.

Smith took over host duties from Dave Randorf on June 23, 2014 after Randorf joined Rogers Media on June 2, 2014 as a play-by-play commentator for the company's National Hockey League television coverage.

Chris Schultz returned for his eighth year of CFL telecasts on TSN. To go along with his extensive broadcast experience, he has 20 years of playing experience, including his days in the CFL and NFL.

Jock Climie joined the CFL panel in 2002. The 12-year CFL veteran slotback is a three-time divisional All-Star and retired after the 2001 season with 56 touchdowns and 627 receptions. In the off-season, Climie works as a lawyer in Ottawa.

Matt Dunigan returned to the CFL on TSN studio show after spending the 2004 season on the sidelines as the general manager and head coach of the Calgary Stampeders. Dunigan's in-depth knowledge, outgoing personality and passion for the game have made him a fan favourite with viewers.

Milt Stegall joined TSN as a guest analyst in 2009 after a 14-year playing career in the CFL.[1]

Game commentators[edit]

Veteran sportscaster Chris Cuthbert joined TSN after leaving the CBC to become the primary voice of the CFL on TSN, paired with longtime colour commentator Glen Suitor. Sara Orlesky has been the lead sideline reporter for Friday Night Football since 2008.[2] The secondary commentating team is Rod Black and Duane Forde. Gord Miller and Dunigan work as the third team, when needed. [1]

United States[edit]

In the early 1990s, Prime Network simulcast TSN's coverage.

In 2008, the games were shown on the World Sport channel of Voom HD. However, in January 2009, Cablevision shut down Voom HD. Previously, America One held the rights, and held them again for the 2009 season. Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast does broadcast the games to a 12-state area in the Southeastern U.S., while Bright House Sports Network broadcasts games both live and on tape delay in the Tampa/St. Petersburg market. Most TSN games are shown on ESPN3.com. NFL Network acquired the rights to CFL games in 2010; Friday Night Football, however, will not be seen on the channel until September due to existing contracts with the Arena Football League and NFL preseason football. On Monday August 27, 2012, the NBC Sports Network picked up the CFL package[3][4] with the complete broadcasts of all 14 games, including 9 games of the regular season, two Labour Day Classic games, the complete playoffs, and the 100th Grey Cup.[5]

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