Curling fans south of the border will once again be able to watch many of the world’s best curlers compete in Curling Canada’s Season of Champions.
For the third straight season Curling Canada and ESPN have collaborated to allow the U.S. cable giant to be the exclusive United States rights-holder to stream 2016-17 Season of Champions events, beginning with the 2016 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, this week in Brandon, Man.
“Based on the number of inquiries we receive, we know there’s a great deal of interest in our events from curling fans in the U.S., so we’re very pleased to give them an early holiday present by announcing this agreement,” said Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “Obviously, many of those fans are Canadian snowbirds who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to watch these events in person, but we also know that there are U.S. fans who can’t enough of the Season of Champions, and we’re excited to give them more exposure to their favourite sport.”
More than 200 hours of live curling, broadcast by TSN in Canada, will be shown on ESPN3, including:
- The Home Hardware Canada Cup, Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in Brandon, Man.
- The World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Boyd Gaming, Jan. 12-15 in Las Vegas
- The Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships, presented by Ambrosia Apples, Jan. 28-29 in Victoria.
- The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 18-26 in St. Catharines, Ont.
- The Tim Hortons Brier, March 4-12 in St John’s.
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. The network is available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.