TORONTO (June 27, 2018) – As the CFL on TSN gets ready to kick off Week 3, TSN announced today new enhancements to select broadcasts throughout the season. Starting this weekend, TSN is unveiling a multifaceted viewing experience with the return of live mics, and the addition of an all-new ref cam.

CFL fans have never been closer to the game with the return of live mics to the CFL on TSN. Featured in 18 games this season, including four games for each CFL team, coaches and quarterbacks will be mic’d for the select games to catch calls, cadences, and collisions to make viewers feel like they’re part of the huddle. Live mics make their 2018 debut when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this Friday, June 29 at 7pm et/4pm pt on TSN.

Giving fans a first-hand look at the game’s top plays, and getting them up-close and personal with their favourite players, the new ref cam delivers a full referee experience to viewers. Appearing weekly, the ref cam shows viewers what the head ref sees, as well as replay footage and unique vantage points during reviews. The ref cam debuts this Saturday, June 30 as the Montreal Alouettes visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 9pm et/6pm pt on TSN.

“The new production features being added to our CFL broadcasts provide viewers with an immersive experience that puts them in the middle of the action,” said Paul Graham, Vice-President and Executive Producer of Live Events, TSN. “We value the great cooperation of the CFL, CFLPA, and all nine teams in providing a viewing experience for Canadian football fans unlike anything they’ve seen before.”

Fans from coast-to-coast-to-coast can catch live mics during the following broadcasts (visit for the complete CFL ON TSN broadcast schedule):

Friday, June 29 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Friday, July 6 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Ottawa Redblacks at Montreal Alouettes
Friday, July 13 at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt – Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos
Saturday, July 21 at 9pm et/6pm pt – Montreal Alouettes at Calgary Stampeders
Friday, July 27 at 8pm et/5pm pt – Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Thursday, August 2 at 10pm et/7pm pt – Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos
Thursday, August 9 at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt – Edmonton Eskimos at BC Lions
Sunday, August 19 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saturday, August 25 at 3:30pm et/12:30pm pt – Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders
Friday, August 31 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa Redblacks
Friday, September 7 at 10pm et/7pm pt – Ottawa Redblacks at BC Lions
Friday, September 14 at 7pm et/4pm pt – BC Lions at Montreal Alouettes
Saturday, September 22 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts
Saturday, September 29 at 4pm et/1pm pt – BC Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Monday, October 8 at 4pm et/1pm pt – Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Friday, October 12 at 7pm et/4pm pt– Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Toronto Argonauts
Friday, October 19 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ottawa Redblacks
Friday, October 26 at 8pm et/5pm pt – Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The ref cam will appear in one game weekly. The upcoming schedule includes:

Saturday, June 30 at 9pm et/6pm pt – Montreal Alouettes at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Saturday, July 7 at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt – BC Lions at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Thursday, July 12 at 7pm et/4pm pt – Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa Redblacks
Saturday, July 21 at 4pm et/1pm pt – Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Toronto Argonauts
Saturday, July 28 at 4pm et/1pm pt – Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats