Jets to Air Games on TSN TV and Radio

From Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press:

The Free Press has learned the Jets are expected to announce within the next few days that they have come to an agreement on a new broadcast agreement with The Sports Network and Bell Media that means the NHL’s return will be televised on TSN and broadcast on TSN radio.

That means that Sports Radio 1290 in Winnipeg – Bell Media also owns Fab 94.3 and Bob FM — will likely now broadcast Jets games, effectively ending a long association between True North Sports and Entertainment and CJOB, which has held the radio rights for the Manitoba Moose for the past 15 years and the Jets prior to that.

TSN’s package deal – the chance to have TV and radio games handled by the same partner – was said to be very attractive to Jets’ management. TSN and Bell Media landed the English-language radio rights for the Montreal Canadiens last month and also hold the rights in Vancouver and Ottawa.

 

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4 Responses to Jets to Air Games on TSN TV and Radio

  1. Trent says:

    Still no official announcement from the Jets or TSN. Just the leaks.

  2. Ryan says:

    I wonder who will do the announcing for Winnipeg. On the radio side, I think they pretty much have to bring back Curt Keilback for at least a couple years – he’s still in Winnipeg and called KJHL games for NCI last year.

    TV though – assuming Miller, Cuthbert, and Randorf are all happy where they are – is interesting. If TSN goes internal, the most likely candidates would have to be Ryan Rishaug (sign that TSN’s got big plans for his career), Steve Kouleas (who they seem to want elsewhere in the hockey department) or Rod Black (from Winnipeg, but good lord, can you imagine?).

    Externally…Peter Loubardias is looking for a job now that he’s out of work. So is Darren Millard, and he’s from Manitoba to boot, but he hasn’t done play-by-play as far as I know. Roger Millions is another Manitoba native who could maybe be coaxed to TSN for an opportunity like this.

    Hoping TSN goes outside the box, though. If I were still living in Manitoba, I wouldn’t be happy with any of those names.

  3. Trent says:

    I can see Keilback on the TV side and Munz or someone else for the radio.

    Is Darren Millard really done from Rogers SportsNet? I haven’t read that anywhere.

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