TLN named Winter Games broadcast partner

The Corus-owned Telelatino broadcaster will air hockey matches from PyeongChang in Spanish and Italian, with more to come in 2020.
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Telelatino’s TLN channel has entered into a partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada to air upcoming Winter Olympic content in the languages of the ethnic broadcaster’s core audiences.

TLN is now an official licensed broadcaster set to air one men’s or women’s hockey game daily during the PyeongChang Games (running Feb. 9 – 25), with encore broadcasts and additional highlights in prime time.

Telelatino’s PyeongChang coverage will show the games in Italian and Spanish. The partnership extends to the 2020 Winter Olympics in Tokyo, where soccer matches will be broadcast in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

“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,” said Greg Stremlaw, executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of its Olympics team, in a release.

TLN has partnered with the CBC on previous Hockey Night in Canada, Olympic and FIFA football tournament broadcasts.

The first game of the partnership will be a women’s hockey game between South Korea and Japan, airing Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. EST.

Telelatino is majority owned by Corus Entertainment. TLN is marketed as a “culturally connected” English-language specialty channel.