6/16/2006 11:52:26 AM
TSN celebrates the 10th anniversary of Friday Night Football with a new look, a new cast and a double-header of football action.
Brian Williams will make his highly anticipated TSN debut, joining the acclaimed CFL On TSN broadcast crew, working alongside the returning team of Chris Cuthbert, Glen Suitor, Rod Black and Leif Pettersen and the studio panel of Dave Randorf, Chris Schultz, Matt Dunigan and Jock Climie.
Prior to the kickoff of the season opener between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes, Williams sits down for a candid one-on-one interview with CFL commissioner Tom Wright during the pre-game show at 7pm et/4pm pt. Known for his compelling interviews, Williams doesn't shy away from the tough questions, asking Wright about his future with the League, the situation in Ottawa, and Wright's relationship with the owners.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes kick off TSN's 50-game regular season schedule and the first of the network's 30 games to be broadcast in High Definition this season. That is followed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders against the B.C. Lions at 10:30 pm et/7:30 pm pt.
Chris Cuthbert returns as the primary voice of TSN's CFL coverage, calling 35 games this season alongside long-time game analyst Glen Suitor. Rod Black will call the play-by-play for 15 games this season, while former CFL player Leif Pettersen will provide colour commentary for 14 CFL games.
Viewers will also get their first glimpse of TSN's new state-of-the-art broadcast studio which is High Definition-ready and designed for ultimate versatility. It features a 16-by-9 rear projection screen for all main desk shots, three 40" LCD screens, a 40" plasma screen and three curved walls which have the ability to change colour.