Hi Guys Welcome To TORONTO – TSN is Canada’s home for the country’s biggest party: the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw. This year’s CFL championship game features the Edmonton Eskimos vs. the Ottawa Redblacks live from Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. ET, live on TSN, TSN GO, and TSN Radio’s Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s. TSN’s live coverage begins with the network’s five-hour pre-game show, GREY CUP SUNDAY, at 1 p.m. ET.
TSN’s exclusive live coverage of the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw is available for live streaming and on-demand viewing to TSN subscribers via TSN GO. RDS delivers live French-language coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET. TSN’s coverage of the game will also air live on ESPN2 in the United States.
TSN’s all-star team of broadcasters is on-site at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg for the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw:
Host: James Duthie
Play-by-Play: Chris Cuthbert
Game Analyst:Glen Suitor
Features Host: Brian Williams
Panel: Rod Smith, Matt Dunigan, Chris Schultz, Jock Climie, Milt Stegall, Paul LaPolice, and Mike Benevides
CFL Insiders: Dave Naylor and Gary Lawless
Reporters: Sara Orlesky, Farhan Lalji, Jermain Franklin, and Matthew Scianitti
Grey Cup Saturday and Grey Cup Sunday Pre-Game Show Hosts: Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness
TSN The Reporters: Bruce Arthur, Steve Simmons
As well, CTV’s THE SOCIAL co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor join TSN in Winnipeg, taking centre stage at Investors Group Field to introduce multi-platinum rockers Fall Out Boy during the Nissan Titan Halftime Show.
TSN platforms feature a comprehensive slate of programming surrounding the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw, including the following highlights:
Saturday, Nov. 28 – GREY CUP SATURDAY
GREY CUP SATURDAY – 12 noon ET on TSN3 and TSN GO
TSN delivers six hours of preview coverage on GREY CUP SATURDAY, hosted by SPORTSCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness, who broadcast live from the TSN Fan Zone at Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre.
Throughout the day, the CFL ON TSN panel checks in from Investors Group Field with GREY CUP updates, news, and analysis, including the teams’ final walkthroughs before the big game. Additional highlights include:
Interview with CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge
Segments featuring TSN’s THE REPORTERS, hosted by Dave Naylor alongside Bruce Arthur, Steve Simmons, and Gary Lawless
TOP 50 CFL PLAYS OF 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN3, counting down the 50 best plays of this season
Later that night, an encore presentation of the 102nd GREY CUP airs at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN2, a game that saw the Calgary Stampeders win their seventh championship in franchise history with a 20-16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Sunday, Nov. 29 – GREY CUP SUNDAY
GREY CUP SUNDAY PRE-GAME SHOW – 1 p.m. ET live on TSN and TSN GO
Live from Investors Group Field, TSN primes fans for kickoff with five hours of pre-game coverage hosted by James Duthie and SPORTSCENTRE’s Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness. The pre-game show also features CFL ON TSN host Rod Smith and the network’s team of Insiders and experts teeing up the game from every angle.
During the GREY CUP SUNDAY PRE-GAME SHOW, TSN debuts the following original features:
Edmonton Eskimos’ Defensive End Odell Willis:The key to Edmonton’s defence is this lightning-quick sack machine; a defender so fast off the line that his own teammates often think he has gone offside.
Ottawa Redblacks’ Wide Receiver Brad Sinopoli: An award-winning quarterback for the University of Ottawa, Sinopoli was converted to a receiver in 2013. In his return to the nation’s capital this season, he recorded 1,000 yards receiving, becoming a major force on Ottawa’s standout offence.
Johany Jutras’ Photographic Odyssey: TSN tells the story of freelance photographer Johany Jutras, who sold everything she owned and travelled to every CFL city this season, documenting scenes from around the league for her book Our League, Our Country.
One Horse Town: Remembering the Baltimore Stallions: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Baltimore Stallions becoming the only U.S.-based team to win the GREY CUP. Though they competed in the league for just two seasons, the team’s success has been credited with hastening the NFL’s return to Baltimore.
50th Anniversary of the Wind Bowl: A look back at the 53rd Grey Cup, known in CFL lore as the Wind B With Hamilton taking on Winnipeg at Toronto’s CNE Stadium, high winds forced coaches Bud Grant and Ralph Sazio to agree on unprecedented rule changes, creating one of the most unique title games in CFL history.
Journey to the Grey Cup: Redblacks and Eskimos: Two mini-documentaries focusing on the East and West Division champions and their season-long journeys to the big game.
Grey Cup Head Coaches:James Duthie explores the game plans of Ottawa coach Rick Campbell and Edmonton coach Chris Jones in one-on-one interviews.
Grey Cup Quarterbacks:Duthie also sits down with the two franchise quarterbacks going head-to-head in the big game: Edmonton’s Mike Reilly and Ottawa’s Henry Burris.
Brian Williams interviews CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge: In his 40-plus years covering the GREY CUP, TSN’s own Brian Williams has interviewed 10 CFL Commissioners and Presidents. This year he makes it 11, conducting a live on-set interview with Orridge, who reflects on his first season at the helm of the league.
103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw – 6 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN GO, and the Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s
In this year’s CFL championship game, the Edmonton Eskimos make their first appearance in the title game since 2005, and look to win their 14th Grey Cup in franchise history. They take on the upstart Ottawa Redblacks, who entered the league as an expansion team last season. The 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw marks the first time an Ottawa team has competed for the title in 34 years.
TSN counts down to kickoff with coverage of the Sirius XM Kickoff Show, featuring a performance by country music star Dean Brody. At halftime, TSN airs the Nissan Titan Halftime Show featuring multi-platinum rockers Fall Out Boy.
GREY CUP POST-GAME SHOW – 10 p.m. ET live on TSN, TSN GO, and the Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s
CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge presents the Grey Cup to the championship-winning team, as well as the awards for Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian. The CFL ON TSN panel provides post-game analysis and conducts live interviews with players and coaches on the field leading up to SPORTSCENTRE after the game.
TSN Digital platforms complement the network’s extensive television and radio broadcast of the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw with the following highlights:
Live streaming of the coaches’ news conference, as well as Commissioner Orridge’s first “State of the League” news conference
The unveiling of the TSN Play of the Year Showdown: Canadian Football Edition winner
Exclusive daily digital video reports and blogs from TSN’s team of CFL Insiders and experts, including Dave Naylor, Gary Lawless, and Farhan Lalji
Instant video features and in-game highlights, plus a full breakdown of the championship game matchup complete with news and analysis
TSN also delivers live national radio coverage across the country on the expanded Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s, a collection of 25 radio stations simulcasting TSN Radio’s pre-game, in-game, and post-game coverage.
Play-by-play commentator Rod Black and analyst Giulio Caravatta, a former CFL quarterback, call the game live across the expanded Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s and on SiriusXM satellite radio. Live streaming radio coverage is also available on TSN.ca/Radio and on smartphones and tablets anywhere via the TSN GO app.
GREY CUP SATURDAY – Live coverage across the Grey Cup Radio Network presented by Mark’s begins Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. ET with a three-hour GREY CUP SATURDAY show live from radio row in Winnipeg. Hosted by TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto’s Dave Naylor and TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver’s Matt Sekeres, the show features special guests, up-to-date news, expert analysis, and insight on Sunday’s big game.
GREY CUP SUNDAY – Game day coverage begins Sunday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. ET with a two-hour pre-game show hosted by Naylor and Sekeres. CFL on TSN analyst Chris Schultz and TSN 1040’s Scott Rintoul contribute reports from the sidelines. After the game, Naylor and Sekeres wrap up the 103rd GREY CUP presented by Shaw with a full 90-minute post-game radio show, including the trophy presentation.
TSN Radio broadcasts live from radio row in Winnipeg, from tomorrow (Wednesday, Nov. 25) to Friday, Nov. 27, with highlights including:
TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton’s Dustin Nielson hosting HUSTLER AND LAWLESS at 8 a.m. ET
TSN Radio 1040 in Vancouver’s Matt Sekeres, beginning at 1 p.m. ET
TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg’s Andrew ‘Hustler’ Paterson and Gary Lawless hosting HUSTLER AND LAWLESS at 3 p.m. ET
TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto’s Dave Naylor hosting TSN DRIVE WITH DAVE NAYLOR at 4 p.m. ET