From the WUSA and WNBA to LPGA and women’s hockey, WTSN sets the pace with a full slate of live women’s sporting events throughout the 2002/03 season.
WTSN scores with continued coverage of the WUSA (Women’s United Soccer Association) throughout the summer. WTSN will televise a total of 29 games this season – plus the WUSA Founders Cup championship game – for a total of 60 hours of WUSA coverage this year. WTSN will also televise the NIKE U.S. Women’s Cup in late September and early October, U.S. Women’s national soccer in July and September and the Ultimate Soccer Championship from California. In addition, WTSN will continue to air Direct Kicks for Chicks, a 26-part news and instructional youth soccer program.
WTSN has a slam dunk this season with more than 30 WNBA games from June to August. WTSN will televise more than 60 hours of WNBA coverage this year, including the All-Star Game on July 15, plus the WNBA Playoffs, Conference Finals and Finals in August. WTSN will also hit the air with the Player’s Journal, a 15-part series featuring key players in the WNBA and WNBA Action, a weekly magazine show featuring action from around the league.
WTSN is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of eight LPGA tournaments this season, including the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, presented by ALLTEN, in July and the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic in July. WTSN will also televise coverage from eight LPGA and PGA tournaments in association with TSN and CTV, including the U.S. Women’s Open in July, Weetabix Women’s British Open in August, Bank of Montreal Canadian Women’s Open in August, State Farm Classic in August, as well as the PGA’s Hyundai Team Matches in November and Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge in December.
Curling fans are in for a treat with WTSN’s Women’s Tour of Curling in the winter of 2003. With new rules and a different format, WTSN will showcase some of the best Canadian women players. WTSN will also televise the Continental Cup (the Ryder Cup of curling), the Scott Tournament of Hearts and the Canadian Seniors and Mixed Championships.
WTSN scores a hat trick this season with coverage of three key women’s hockey championships. Coverage includes the 2003 Esso Women’s National Championship in March 2003, the CIS Women’s Hockey Championship from Regina in March 2003 and the TSN Challenge, as the world’s best women’s national hockey teams – Canada and the U.S. – go head-to-head.
WTSN spins into action this season with coverage of four prestigious figure skating events: the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championship from Beijing, China; the European Figure Skating Championship from Malmo, Sweden; the World Junior Figure Skating Championship from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; and the World Figure Skating Championship from Washington, DC.
WTSN serves up coverage of the French Open in May and June, Wimbledon in June and July and the U.S. Open in August and September. WTSN will televise more than 210 hours of tennis coverage this season and is the exclusive Canadian broadcaster of 20 tournaments, including WTA events and invitational and charity tournaments. In addition, WTSN will also televise the 2003 NCAA Division I Tennis Finals in May 2003.
WTSN has some of the best volleyball coverage this season from around the globe. Coverage includes 52 hours of regular season and playoff action of the Women’s Pro Volleyball Clubs of Italy during the summer of 2002, 32 hours of coverage in August and September of the 2002 Montreux Volley Masters from Switzerland and 15 hours of coverage of the FIVB World Grand Prix from Asia. In addition, WTSN will televise the 2003 CIS Women’s Volleyball Finals in March 2003, the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in the winter and the Queen of Brazil beach volleyball tournament in the fall.