TORONTO - Canada's Sports Leader announced today it has acquired media rights for Major League Baseball's (MLB) marquee Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday night games through to 2021. TSN platforms will broadcast 75+ live games per season – tripling the network's current slate of MLB games.
With the new deal TSN retains rights to ESPN's SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL and, for the first time, acquires rights to ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT BASEBALL and WEDNESDAY NIGHT BASEBALL. In addition to the live games, TSN also acquires rights to ESPN's flagship baseball show BASEBALL TONIGHT, along with a comprehensive package of MLB digital content.
"ESPN's Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday Major League Baseball games have become appointment viewing for baseball fans across North America," said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. "We are delighted to expand our schedule and give Canadians world-class baseball coverage with some of the biggest games in Major League Baseball each week."
TSN's baseball coverage will feature ESPN's acclaimed MLB production which includes SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL, helmed by veteran Toronto broadcaster Dan Shulman along with analysts John Kruk and Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney.
MLB coverage begins on TSN platforms with exclusive Canadian coverage of the OPENING NIGHT game between the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres on Sunday, March 30 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2.
SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL remains the only nationally televised MLB game of the week in Canada with the broadcast schedule selected each month to feature the best teams in baseball.