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Winnipeg Jets Announce Broadcast Agreement with TSN

This afternoon True North Sports & Entertainment, announced their 10-year agreement with Bell Media to broadcast Winnipeg Jets on the new “TSN Jets” TV channel and Sports Radio 1290 for radio. Specific details of the agree had been leaked for some time, making the press conference was a formality.

TSN President Stewart Johnston

Here are the major points of the press conference

  • TSN to deliver live coverage of 60+ Jets games on a regional channel to fans in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, parts of Northern Ontario, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
  • TSN Jets will be made available to television service providers in the Jets broadcast region
  • The channel will launch September 20, and has been confirmed to air on Bell TV on Channel 1423 in HD, and Channel 423 in SD
  • Sports Radio 1290 obtains exclusive radio broadcast rights to all Jets games including playoffs and pre-season games
  • Manitoba’s Dennis Beyak and Brian Munz named play-by-play voices of the Jets
  • Mike Johnson and Brian Engblom will share analyst duties for television
  • Recently retired NHLer Shane Hnidy will be the radio analyst
  • Winnipeg’s Sara Orlesky to lead newly launched TSN Winnipeg Bureau

Listen to the full press conference