Bell Media and CBC/Radio-Canada have announced an agreement to form a broadcast partnership that will bid for the Canadian media rights for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Game.
CTV has announced that it will now broadcast live coverage of the Closing Ceremony from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this Sunday.
Taking place in Whistler, BC, the Closing Ceremony will air across Canada on Sunday, March 21 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET in English on CTV and in French on RDS.
After last night’s big win by the Canadian women’s hockey team over Team USA, the Men’s hockey team return to the ice today to play the men’s second semi-final against Slovakia beginning at 3:30pm Pacific time.
Other highlights today include the men’s hockey first semi-final between the USA and Finland, women’s gold and bronze medal curling match-ups, men’s 500m short track speed skating final, men’s 5000m short track relay final and women’s 1000m short track speed skating final.
After last nights big win by the Canadian mens hockey team over Russia, the Canadian Women’s hockey team takes centre stage when they play for gold against the Americans beginning at 3:30pm PT.
Other highlights today in include the men’s and women’s curling semifinals, Women’s cross-country 4x5K relay classic/free, Women’s free skate and the Men’s aerials.
Today is what all Canadian Hockey fans have been waiting to see, a showdown between Canada and Russia in Men’s Hockey. According to the hockey experts, the showdown was supposed to be in the gold-medal final on Sunday but now its takes place today at 4:30pm Pacific time.
Other highlights today in include all four men’s’ quarter final hockey games, Women’s 5000m speed skating, Women’s Giant Slalom, Women’s Bobsleigh, Women’s short track 3000m relay and Women’s aerials.
The men’s hockey game between the United States and Canada on Sunday was the most watched sports program in Canadian history with an average audience of 10.6 million viewers according to the Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium.
Peaking at 13 million viewers, the game was watched in part by nearly two in three Canadians, or 21.5 million viewers (64.3% of the Canadian population).
After last nights disappointing loss to the Americans in Hockey, the focus today in primetime turns to the undefeated Womens team which faces off against Finland in the first game of the semifinals.
Scheduled television events for Friday February 19th (day 8) include: Men’s Super-G , Mens Curling with Canada vs. Denmark, Mens and Womens Skeleton where Hollingsworth, Montgomery and Pain Dive in Head First For Gold