by Erin Richards
January 9, 2014 (ISN) - Canada is less than a month away from the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, with Canada entering the games as the defending “Gold Medal” Olympic nation. CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic Network, is gearing up for the largest Winter Olympic broadcast in history, providing the audience with the content they want across all platforms.
Along with Official Specialty Channel partners (TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet, and Sportsnet ONE) CBC will provide Canadians with the more than 1,500 hours of live sport and news coverage, a CBC record.
CBC, will ensure Canadians get their coverage when they want, how they want and wherever they are with CBC-TV, radio (CBC Radio One, TSN Radio), online (12 live sports feeds at cbc.ca/olympics), and on mobile (via CBC Olympics App). In an Olympic first, CBC will provide Canadians the best seat in the house with a CBC Olympic second screen experience during the primetime show.
What makes the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games different:
CBC’s coverage starts on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 a.m. ET, in a newly added day of competition, with the premiere of the new Olympic sport, Snowboard Slopestyle (Men’s and Ladies’), in which Regina’s Mark McMorris is set to raise the curtain on Canada’s quest to defend its title as the reigning gold medal nation. Also included in this advance day of competition are Canada’s figure skaters, who unite to skate their programs in the new team event. On February 7 at 10 a.m. ET, Ron MacLean and Peter Mansbridge will co-host the Opening Ceremony, starting with a CBC exclusive pre-show before the main event begins at 11 a.m. ET, which will be simulcast on TSN2 and Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE. An encore broadcast of the Opening Ceremony will be available exclusively on CBC starting at 2 p.m. ET. A special enhanced broadcast, complete with athlete interviews and reaction to the ceremonies most memorable moments, will be enjoyed during Olympic Primetime on February 7 (check local listing for local broadcast time). CBC’s Olympic coverage continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23.
CBC’s coverage of the games is divided into five parts (check local listings at cbc.ca/olympics):
With more than 1500 hours of total CBC Winter Olympic coverage, CBC’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will also be carried on TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE. All CBC broadcast partners’ coverage begins with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. ET and continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23. Please see below for detailed highlights of sports on each network. Our partners will feature live CBC-commentated sports coverage throughout Sochi 2014.
The following highlights CBC’s coverage of Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (*schedule always subject to change):
Specific event highlights on CBC include:
All Canadian Ice Hockey Games will be broadcast live to Canadians on CBC, with special primetime encore coverage on TSN. Canadian Men’s hockey games will be played at noon ET while the Women’s games will air in the mornings. TSN Radio will also carry the games for Canadians not able to watch on TV or online at cbc.ca/olympics.
The following is a breakdown of additional broadcast details on all networks*:
TSN – Official Specialty Channel
TSN will rebroadcast all Ice Hockey games in which Canada plays in primetime in a special Olympic Encore Hockey Edition.
TSN2 – Official Specialty Channel
Sportsnet – Official Specialty Channel
Sportsnet will rebroadcast Curling in primetime with the Olympic Extra Curling Edition.
Sportsnet ONE – Official Specialty Channel
*Note: detailed daily highlights with broadcast times will be issued from Feb. 5–23, 2014 by CBC Publicity
*The schedule is subject to change without notice.