With the introduction of CFL Preseason Live and CFL+, there is a growing number of viewing options for CFL fans in Canada, the United States, and around the world that includes the league’s longstanding partners TSN and RDS and now features CBS Sports Network. What follows is a brief outline of the CFL’s 2023 broadcast offering.
The complete 2023 season broadcast schedule for TSN, RDS, CBS Sports Network and CFL+ will be announced prior to the season kicking off on Thursday, June 8 when the BC Lions travel to McMahon Stadium to visit the Calgary Stampeders.
WHERE TO WATCH PRESEASON GAMES
|DATE||AWAY||HOME||LOCAL TIME||PACIFIC STD TIME||CANADA||U.S.||INTERNATIONAL|
|Monday, May 22||EDM||CGY||2:00PM||1:00PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Friday, May 26||MTL||OTT||7:30PM||4:30PM||TSN/RDS||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Saturday, May 27||TOR||HAM||4:00PM||1:00PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Saturday, May 27||WPG||EDM||2:00PM||1:00PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Saturday, May 27||BC||SSK||5:00PM||4:00PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Thursday, June 1||OTT||TOR||7:30PM||4:30PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Thursday, June 1||CGY||BC||7:30PM||7:30PM||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Friday, June 2||HAM||MTL||7:30PM||4:30PM||RDS||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
|Friday, June 2||SSK||WPG||7:30PM||5:30PM||TSN||CFL Preseason Live||CFL Preseason Live|
Games will be streamed below starting in Week A of the preseason, to access CFL Preseason Live click here.
In another first, the CFL is facilitating a streaming option for American and international fans in order to make its unique game more readily available to them.
CFL+ will live stream all games not being broadcast on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., while the entirety of the 2023 season, including the Grey Cup Playoffs and the 110th Grey Cup championship on Sunday, November 19, will be available for viewers outside of North America. The streaming service will be available on desktop and mobile devices with no additional downloads or login services required, beyond suppling a verified email address.
Via TSN’s outstanding broadcast, new fans will get the perfect introduction to the Canadian game.
To access CFL+ click here.
TSN BROADCAST SCHEDULE
The CFL ON TSN panel, led by host Kate Beirness alongside CFL Hall of Famers Matt Dunigan and Milt Stegall, TSN Edge lead analyst Davis Sanchez, as well as special guest analysts throughout the season.
TSN’s broadcast team of play-by-play announcers including Rod Smith, Dustin Nielson, Marshall Ferguson, and Farhan Lalji, who are joined by game analysts Glen Suitor, Duane Forde, and Dunigan.
TSN Football Insider Dave Naylor and CFL Insider Lalji, who deliver news and break down all the hot-button issues from around the league. Matthew Scianitti keeps fans up-to-date on the latest news in the East Division, while Lalji keeps tabs on all news out of the West. Additional sideline reporting and team-by-team coverage from reporters Ryan Rishaug, John Lu, and Claire Hanna.
For a full listing of TSN Channels and how you can watch the game in your regions, click here.
RDS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
RDS, the exclusive French-language broadcaster of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Montreal Alouettes, will broadcast nearly fifty games for the 2022 season.
In addition to showing the 18 Montreal Alouettes games during the regular season, RDS will broadcast 13 Ottawa REDBLACKS games as well as about 15 games involving other league teams. Added to this is the presentation of all the playoff games and the 109th Grey Cup, which will take place on Sunday, November 20 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. A 30-minute pre-game broadcast will precede each of the Alouettes’ games.
The team composed of David Arsenault, Pierre Vercheval, Matthieu Proulx, Bruno Heppell, Didier Orméjuste and Danny Desriveaux will be responsible for the description and analysis of all matches.
Finally, throughout the season, Alouettes Express will offer fans the opportunity to watch the Alouettes’ most recent game in 60 minutes.
Full schedule to come.
THE CFL ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK/INTERNATIONAL STREAMING
This year, the CFL will be broadcast in the United States on CBS Sports Network, alongside CFL+. CBS Sports, the 24-hour cable channel, and one of sports television’s most iconic brands, will carry 34 CFL games in the United States in 2023, as part of a new multi-year deal.*
CFL+ will live stream all games not being broadcast on CBS Sports Network in the U.S., while the entirety of the 2023 season, including the Grey Cup Playoffs and the 110th Grey Cup championship on Sunday, November 19, will be available for viewers outside of North America. The streaming service will be available on desktop and mobile devices with no additional downloads or login services required, beyond providing a verified email address.
CFL GAMES ON REGIONAL RADIO
Below is a list of CFL home radio partners that provide exclusive broadcasts of CFL games.
|WEST DIVISION||EAST DIVISION|
|BC Lions – AM 730||Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Ticats Audio Network|
|Edmonton Elks – 630 CHED||Toronto Argonauts – TSN 1050|
|Calgary Stampeders – 770 CHQR||Ottawa REDBLACKS – TSN 1200 in Ottawa and 104.7 FM in Gatineau|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders – 620 CKRM||Montreal Alouettes – TSN 690 and 98.5 FM|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 680 CJOB|
CFL GAMES ON SIRIUSXM
All 81 regular season contests, four playoff games and the 110th Grey Cup from Hamilton on Sunday, November 19, will be available live to listeners across North America.
Click here for a complete listing of broadcast games and SiriusXM Channels.