Paralympic Winter Games TV Schedule announced

Posted by digitalhome
on March 8, 2010
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Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium announced today it would broadcast fifty-seven hours of high-definition television coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in English and French.

The Games take place March 12 to 21 in Vancouver and Whistler and will feature approximately 650 athletes from more than 40 countries taking part in five sports: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, and biathlon.

The group’s offering includes 27 hours of coverage in English on CTV, TSN and Rogers Sportsnet as well as 30 hours of coverage in French on RDS and RIS Info Sports.

Highlights include the Opening Ceremony, live coverage of Team Canada’s sledge hockey games and a daily 90-minute recap show with all of the day’s highlights, results and medal standings.

“Along with live event coverage and highlights, we will tell the athletes’ stories of determination and accomplishments, as they go for gold in 2010.” said
Keith Pelley, President of Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium.

The English broadcast team for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games features Brian Williams as host of the Opening Ceremony, Dave Randorf as play-by-play announcer for sledge hockey games with Jake Snyder and Mark Gallant as analysts, while Jamie Campbell hosts the highlights show.

The Consortium’s coverage will also be available on TAC (The Accessible Channel), a digital television service for people who are blind, vision-impaired,
deaf or hard of hearing, and on Voiceprint, an audio newsstand that broadcasts top stories from Canadian newspapers and magazines into Canadian homes.

The following is the broadcast schedule for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. (all times are Eastern time so be sure to check your local program guide for confirmation)

Saturday, March 13

Opening Ceremony

  • 2 p.m. ET on CTV, RIS Info Sports

Sledge Hockey: Canada vs. Italy

  • 1 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific (live)
  • 4 p.m. ET on CTV and RIS Info Sports

Sunday, March 14

Sledge Hockey: Canada vs. Sweden

  • 4:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet (national) (live)
  • 8 p.m. ET on RIS Info Sports
  • 12 midnight ET on RDS

Daily Highlights

  • 3 p.m. ET on CTV
  • 10 p.m. ET on RDS

Monday, March 15

Daily Highlights

  • 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN
  • 4:30 p.m. ET on RDS

Tuesday, March 16

Sledge Hockey: Canada vs. Norway

  • 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN and RDS (live)

Daily Highlights

  • 2 a.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet East
  • 2:30 a.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario
  • 4:30 p.m. ET on RDS
  • 5:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet West
  • 6:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific

Wednesday, March 17

Daily Highlights

  • 1:30 a.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario
  • 2 a.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet East
  • 4:30 p.m. ET on RDS
  • 5:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet West
  • 6:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific

Thursday, March 18

Sledge Hockey Semifinals

  • 3 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet (national) and RIS Info Sports (live)

Daily Highlights

  • 1:30 p.m. ET on RDS
  • 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Friday, March 19

Daily Highlights

  • 1:30 p.m. ET on RDS
  • 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN

Saturday, March 20

Sledge Hockey Gold Medal Game

  • 3 p.m. ET on CTV and RIS Info Sports (live)
  • 12 midnight ET on RDS

Daily Highlights

  • 1:30 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet Ontario/West/Pacific and RDS
  • 7 p.m. ET on Rogers Sportsnet East

Sunday, March 21

Daily Highlights

  • 4 p.m. ET on CTV
  • 11 p.m. ET on RDS

Reproduced from http://www.digitalhome.ca/2010/03/paralympic-winter-games-tv-schedule-announced/