For the second straight season, United States curling fans will have full access to view Curling Canada’s prestigious Season of Champions series.
ESPN has renewed its contract to be the exclusive United States rights-holder to broadcast Curling Canada championships, beginning with the 2015 Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling, presented by Meridian Manufacturing, beginning Wednesday at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie, Alta.
“We knew there was an appetite for U.S. curling fans to be able to watch Canada’s elite curlers perform, but the feedback we got last season was beyond expectations,” said Hugh Avery, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “We’re thrilled to once again partner with ESPN to give not only U.S. fans the chance to watch our events, but also those thousands of Canadians who spend their winters south of the border, either as visitors or students.”
More than 300 hours of live curling, broadcast by TSN in Canada, will be live-streamed on ESPN3, including:
— The Home Hardware Canada Cup, Dec. 2-6 in Grande Prairie, Alta.
— The Pinty’s All-Star Curling Skins Game, Jan. 8-10 in Banff, Alta.
— The World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Boyd Gaming, Jan. 14-17 in Las Vegas
— The Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships, presented by the Egg Farmers of Ontario, Jan. 30-31 in Stratford, Ont.
— The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 20-28 in Grande Prairie, Alta.
— The Tim Hortons Brier, March 5-13 in Ottawa.
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 connected devices through WatchESPN. The network is currently available to more than 99 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million 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.