Jan 15, 2018

Coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on TLN will include Italian and Spanish language coverage from featured men’s and women’s ice hockey games and Olympic Games highlights covering daily top stories and events

TLN’s Tokyo 2020 broadcasts will include select live soccer coverage in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese

CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic Network and IOC Rights Holding Broadcaster, today announced a partnership with Telelatino Network Inc. (TLN) that will make it possible for Canadians to enjoy coverage of the Olympic Games in more languages. TLN has been named an Official Licensed Broadcaster for coverage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Through the partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada, TLN will offer coverage of the next two Olympic Games in Italian and Spanish, as well as in Portuguese for Tokyo 2020.

“CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to welcome TLN to our Olympic Games coverage plans through this unique partnership,” said Greg Stremlaw, executive director, CBC Sports and general manager, Olympics. “Providing coverage of the Olympic Games hockey tournament to Canadians in even more languages further extends a key cultural connection and increases the inclusivity of our coverage.”

During PyeongChang 2018, TLN will provide Canadians access to one game per day from the men’s or women’s ice hockey tournament in two languages (Italian and Spanish) as well as daily encore broadcasts in prime time and daily highlights from the Olympic Games.

TLN’s coverage from PyeongChang 2018 will begin Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 a.m. ET with coverage of the women’s hockey game featuring Switzerland vs. South Korea and will culminate with the men’s gold medal match on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 11 p.m. ET.

“We are proud to continue our own public service mission in collaboration with CBC/Radio Canada as we have on many occasions in the past,” said Aldo Di Felice, president, Telelatino. “This time, our collaboration will ensure multilingual coverage of the games in some of the nation’s most widely-spoken immigrant languages.”

Coverage of Tokyo 2020 on TLN will include select soccer broadcasts in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Telelatino Network Inc. is Canada’s most influential multilingual media company, uniting cultures and sharing conversations with Canadians and the world.  Telelatino is home to 11 television channels reaching millions of Canadians, the country’s largest Latino street festival, state-of-the-art digital production and distribution facilities and hundreds of hours of unique and culturally significant programming for Canadian and worldwide audiences. The Company’s primary TV channel is TLN, Canada’s Culturally Connected English-language specialty channel seen in 6 million homes.  Telelatino also offers Canada’s most widely distributed foreign language television channels, including multiple Spanish-language and Italian-language channels.  Telelatino Network Inc. is majority owned by Corus Entertainment, a leading Canadian media and content company. Rogers 28, 35, 599HD, 782 | Bell & Bell Fibe 700HD | Shaw Direct 367, 800 | Cogeco 18,35 |Shaw 65 | Vidéotron 250

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

For more information, contact:
Simon Bassett, CBC
416-205-8533 (t); 416-988-1590 (m)

Bruna Aloe, TLN