OTTAWA — An exciting new initiative from the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) means curling fans are just a click away from watching their favourite sport from anywhere on the planet with an internet signal.
Curling TV, which is now on-line and available at www.curlingtv.ca, offers curling fans a wide array of video options, ranging from archived TSN broadcasts of Season of Champions events (round-robin and playoffs), archival footage from older events (wait till you check out some of the highlights of past Briers dating back to 1955!), as well as instructional videos, equipment tips and post-game media scrum footage from our championship events.
“We’re always looking for new ways to offer opportunities to our fans to get involved with curling,” said Greg Stremlaw, the Chief Executive Officer of the CCA. “We’re very excited about what this new venture gives our fans, and where we can take it in the future.”
TSN broadcasts from Season of Champions events will be loaded onto the site within 48 hours of their appearing on television; currently, broadcasts are available from all of the 2011-12 events and the events that have taken place during the 2012-13 season.
“What we’re most excited about is that anybody interested in curling can find something to watch on Curling TV,” said Stremlaw. “Competitive curlers and coaches can use the archived broadcasts for game analysis and instruction, while beginning curlers will find benefits from such features as the equipment guides. There really is something for everyone to enjoy.”
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About the Canadian Curling Association
The Canadian Curling Association (CCA) is the national sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in Canada. In cooperation with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations from across Canada, the CCA provides programs and services to curlers ranging from the youngest ‘little rocker’ (age 7 and up), to those participating at ages 70 and over – and from aspiring Olympians to Canadians with special needs, coaches, curling facility operators, ice makers and officials. The CCA also oversees and provides the comprehensive management of the Season of Champions event portfolio; develops and administers the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) for Olympic qualification; and organizes and operates the championship system for Juniors (under 20), Seniors (over 50), Mixed, Women, Men, University and Wheelchair.