– One-hour preview show features heavy hitters Zaun, Campbell, Hayhurst and Brunt setting the stage for the MLB Playoffs –
– Postseason play begins Oct. 1 and 2 with N.L. and A.L. Wild Card games –
– Sportsnet is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of the entire MLB playoffs, including World Series –
TORONTO (September 25, 2013) With the MLB Playoffs on deck and set to start in less than a week, Sportsnet is gearing up to bring fans more in-depth, informative and entertaining multiplatform coverage of the MLB postseason than ever before. It all gets started with a dinger on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. local time with the jam-packed, can’t-miss one-hour MLB Central: Playoff Preview on Sportsnet East, Ontario, West, and Pacific.
Live game coverage gets underway with the N.L. and A.L. Wild Card games on October 1 and 2 on Sportsnet and Sportsnet 590 The FAN (broadcast schedule and match-ups to be announced in the coming days).
From the opening pitch to the final out, Sportsnet will keep fans connected to all things MLB postseason with its best-in-class team of analysts, insiders and reporters across Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet magazine.
Complete details of Sportsnet’s MLB Central: Playoff Preview and lineup card of 2013 MLB postseason coverage is as follows:
TV – Sportsnet
and award-winning journalist Stephen Brunt present special features and interviews, breakdown each team, highlight key players and offer their predictions
Radio – Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 960 The FAN
Print – Sportsnet magazine
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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 cable broadcaster of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games as well as an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM. It offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, CIS Vanier Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IZOD IndyCar Series, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 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.