Fans Can Catch Every Game, Every Story on Every Platform of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays

- All 162 games available on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and on computer, mobile and tablet via Rogers Anyplace TV -

-  Blue Jays season opener vs. Tampa Bay on March 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET -
- Sportsnet magazine’s Blue Jays Preview available on newsstands and on Next Issue, March 27 -

TORONTO (March 20, 2014) With the Toronto Blue Jays regular season set to take flight in just 11 days, Sportsnet has every base covered on every device for all 162 games on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Rogers Anyplace TV.

 

All season long, Sportsnet keeps Blue Jays fans across the country connected to their home team with unparalleled coverage and content across the Sportsnet suite of TV, radio, digital and print assets – including Sportsnet magazine’s Blue Jays Preview (on newsstands and Next Issue on March 27), providing fans with an in-depth look at their 2014 Blue Jays.

 

Broadcast coverage begins Monday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific as the Blue Jays open the 2014 season on the road versus division rival Tampa Bay Rays (Click here for Sportsnet’s complete 2014 Blue Jays TV broadcast schedule).

 

Below are the key details of Sportsnet’s extensive 2014 Toronto Blue Jays multiplatform coverage:

 

Sportsnet

  • Connected  - Anchor Hazel Mae kicks off Blue Jays coverage every weekday starting at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
  • Blue Jays Central  – Following Connected, host Jamie Campbell and analyst Gregg Zaun return to preview each game’s key matchups, including special features that will take fans inside the game like never before
  • In The Booth  - Former Blue Jays Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler take their familiar spots in the TV broadcast booth to provide play-by-play and analysis
  • Jays in 30 – A 30-minute condensed-game recap following each game
    • In addition to Blue Jays coverage, Sportsnet is also the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the MLB All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, MLB Playoffs and the World Series

 

Sportsnet 590 The FAN

  • In The Booth  - The voice of Blue Jays baseball returns as play-by-play man Jerry Howarth takes his familiar spot in the broadcast booth alongside Sportsnet’s newest analyst, former major league catcher Joe Siddall
  • Blue Jays Talk  - Following each radio broadcast, host Mike Wilner recaps the game and takes calls from fans
    • Baseball Central – From March 31 to June 27, host Jeff Blair is joined by the biggest names in baseball to discuss the latest Blue Jays and MLB news, weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and simulcast on Sportsnet East and Ontario
    • Baseball Central @ Noon – The show then moves to the Noon hour beginning June 30 through to the end of the season on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and simulcast on Sportsnet East and Ontario
    • In addition to the 162 games broadcast on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN will carry 70 Toronto Blue Jays games in 2014
    • All 162 games will also be simulcast on 1310News in Ottawa and can be heard across the Sportsnet Radio Network – check www.sportsnet.ca/590/toronto-blue-jays-radio/ for full station listing

 

Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet Mobile app and Rogers Anyplace TV

  • sportsnet.ca has more daily Blue Jays content than any other sports website in Canada, featuring:
    • Blue Jays Insider Shi Davidi and baseball editor Ben Nicholson-Smith
    • Stories and features from columnists Michael Grange and Arden Zwelling
    • Broadcaster Mike Wilner and blogger Tao of Stieb providing weekly opinions and analysis all season long
    • Blue Jays Blog – New to sportsnet.ca this year, fans can find Blue Jays articles, features, lineups, photos and videos all in one place
    • In-Game Chats – Fans can interact with Sportsnet’s team of writers live during key games
    • Sportsnet Mobile app – Allows fans to customize and follow the Blue Jays and their favourite teams and players. With real-time alerts, fans receive up-to-the-second coverage of any game, including instant notifications of in-game moments such as runs scored, home runs and more
      o   Available on BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android
    • Rogers Anyplace TV – All 162 regular season Blue Jays games on Sportsnet are streamed live on Rogers Anyplace TV
      • Rogers digital television customers can live stream the games on their computer and tablet with their Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet 360 subscription
      • Rogers wireless customers can watch games on their smartphone via the Rogers AnyplaceTV Mobile app
      • For more information, visit www.RogersAnyplaceTV.com/sports


Sportsnet
Magazine

  • MLB Preview (On newsstands and Next Issue now) – Stephen Brunt gets up close with Edwin Encarnacion in the Dominican Republic. Plus: MLB pitchers talk about the impossible task of pitching to Mike Trout; the magical Manny Machado; why the Tigers are better without Prince Fielder; predictions, breakdowns and much more
  • Blue Jays Preview (March 27) – An in-depth look at the 2014 Blue Jays, including features on Jose Reyes, Colby Rasmus and the resurrection of Brandon Morrow, the evolution of Edwin Encarnacion’s swing, one-on-one with R.A. Dickey, Casey Janssen and Dioner Navarro, plus stats, breakdowns and more
  • In-Season – In-depth features on baseball’s biggest stories and profiles of the game’s stars all season long

 

 

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About Sportsnet
Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook.  Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series.  Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, CIS Vanier Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.