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Curl BC and CBC Sports sign five-year streaming agreement

Curl BC and CBC Sports have signed a five-year agreement beginning this season that will see CBC Sports provide livestreaming coverage of the BC Men’s, BC Women’s, and BC Junior Curling Championships on cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.

“Curl BC is very excited to work with CBC Sports on providing online streaming coverage of our Men’s, Women’s and Junior Championships,” said Curl BC CEO Scott Braley. “Not only will this allow BC curling fans from across Canada to watch the province’s best curlers compete for the title of BC Champions, but it also provides a valuable experience for our curlers, especially our junior athletes, as they prepare to represent BC on the national stage.”

“CBC Sports is proud to be a go-to destination where Canadians can follow their homegrown athletes throughout their careers,” said Greg Stremlaw, Head of CBC Sports & General Manager, Olympics. “We are pleased to partner with Curl BC to bring further awareness and support to the province’s, and country’s, best curling competitors.”

The following six games will be streamed on cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports app during the 2018-19 season:

Event Date Time
2019 BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship final Jan. 1 10:00am PT
2019 BC Junior Men’s Curling Championship final Jan. 1 3:00pm PT
2019 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship 3-4 page game Feb. 2 2:00pm PT
2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship semifinal Feb. 2 7:00pm PT
2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship final Feb. 3 10:00am PT
2019 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship final Feb. 3 2:00pm PT

Melissa Soligo and Gerry Richard will provide commentary for all of the above games. Viewers can add calendar reminders for CBC Sports’ live coverage of the BC Men’s, BC Women’s, and BC Junior Curling Championships directly to their mobile devices through calendar integration tool CalReply.

In addition, Shaw Spotlight will provide TV coverage of these games. Shaw Spotlight will also provide TV and streaming coverage of the BC U18 Curling Championships finals on March 17. Corey Chester will join Melissa Soligo to provide commentary for these games.

More information on TV/streaming schedules for the 2018-19 season can be found here: https://www.curlbc.ca/communications/tv-schedules/

About Curl BC
Curl BC is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia. Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial representation at national events. In cooperation with its members, Curl BC provides services to both competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of adaptive groups. More information about Curl BC can be found at www.curlbc.ca

Contact: Liz Montroy
604-333-3617
lmontroy@curlbc.ca

About CBC Sports
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s Olympic Network through 2024 and Canada’s Paralympic Network through 2020. The national public broadcaster is committed to showcasing Canadian and international athletes and sports across all platforms under the CBC Sports and Hockey Night in Canada brands, including on television, online at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. CBC Sports prides itself on telling the story of the high-performance athlete’s journey every step of the way, ensuring Canadians always know the people who represent them before they see them atop the podium.

Contact: Tanya Koivusalo
416-205-8638
tanya.koivusalo@cbc.ca

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