Winnipeg sports journalist Gary Lawless is taking on a much greater role at TSN.
Lawless’s extended duties with the broadcaster will see his weekday drive show, “Hustler and Lawless,” stretched to three hours from 3-6 p.m. CT on TSN Radio 1290.
“The opportunity to join this team and take on new roles is invigorating,” Lawless said in a network release. “Hustler and Lawless has taken a strong position in the Winnipeg sports scene and the chance to continue growing it while being a part of TSN’s TV and digital reach is a great next challenge.”
Lawless will also be a senior correspondent for TSN’s CFL coverage, act as a Jets Insider for TSN’s Winnipeg Jets coverage, and will expand his broadcast presence, making frequent appearances on “That’s Hockey” and “The Reporters.”
Sixty regular season Winnipeg Jets games will air on TSN3 for the 2015-16 hockey season.
The Jets have released their broadcast schedule, which begins on Thursday, October 8 when the Jets visit the Boston Bruins (6 p.m., TSN 3).
The TV schedule also includes seven pre-season games. The remaining 22 regular season games will be split between CBC, Rogers Sportsnet and City.
Games will be available to subscribers in the Jets’ designated broadcast region, which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and parts of Northwestern Ontario including Kenora, Dryden, and Thunder Bay.
The Winnipeg Jets have released their 2013-14 national television broadcast schedule, which will see all regular season games split between CBC, TSN and TSN Jets.
For a third year in a row, the Jets’ first game of the season will air on CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” when they travel to Edmonton to face the Oilers on October 1.
The Jets will appear on HNIC 14 times in total this season (eight games at MTS Centre, six away games). Five games will air on TSN, with all remaining games airing on the regionally televised TSN Jets channel, including three exhibition games.
The voice of the Jets, Dennis Beyak, returns as colour commentary duties are shared between Mike Johnson, Brian Engblom and Shane Hnidy. Radio listeners can tune into TSN Radio 1290 or 101.1 The Farm in Brandon to hear Brian Munz and Shane Hnidy call all 82 games.
Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice will join the CFL on TSN panel leading up to the 100th Grey Cup playoffs.
The network announced Tuesday that LaPolice will make his on-air debut this Sunday during the CFL Eastern and Western semifinals at 11 a.m. CT.
LaPolice was fired by the Bombers in late August and replaced by interim (now head coach) Tim Burke.
LaPolice will work alongside host Dave Randorf and analysts Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan, Jock Climie, and Milt Stegall for the remainder of the CFL season.
“The fact that anything can happen in the playoffs is what makes the next few weeks in the CFL so interesting — and fans will definitely be in for some thrilling games and a few surprises,” LaPolice said in a statement.
The Winnipeg Jets released their 2012-13 national television broadcast schedule Thursday, which will see all regular season games split between CBC, TSN and TSN Jets.
The first game of the season will once again air on CBC’s “Hockey Night in Canada” Saturday, October 13, when the Jets host the Carolina Hurricanes (1 p.m. CT).
Twenty-one Jets games will be broadcast on HNIC this season, while five will air on TSN’s national network. The remainder of games, including seven exhibitions, will be available regionally on TSN Jets featuring Dennis Beyak.
Fans can also listen to play-by-play coverage from Brian Munz and colour support from Stanley Cup champion Shane Hnidy on TSN Radio 1290 throughout the season.
The free preview of the TSN Jets channel will expire today for viewers on Shaw and Shaw Direct.
The preview period was originally supposed to end December 1, but Shaw extended it to December 6 after a one-time glitch prevented viewers from watching the first half of an earlier season Winnipeg Jets game. The company blamed the outage on a switching error, and said measures were put in place to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future.
The cost of the channel is $9.95 per month.
MTS subscribers had access to the channel free of charge until October 31, which is also now $9.95 per month.