Thursday, 13 March 2008

SSN to webcast all games from Nationals: Official Press Release

SSN Canada to broadcast 2008 CIS Final 8!

OTTAWA – The Streaming Sports Network (SSN Canada) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive live video web streaming rights to the 2008 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men's basketball championship (CIS Final 8) beginning this Friday at Scotiabank Place in Kanata, Ontario.

As a result, SSN Canada will provide coverage free of charge to viewers of all games during the three day event via the SSN Canada website at Please note that all games will be broadcast live EXCEPT for Friday's fourth quarterfinal between No. 1 Carleton and No. 8 Alberta that will be seen on tape delay at 10 pm EDT.

"Over the past two years, the Steaming Sports Network has provided University sport fans with live coverage of the Vanier Cup, the CIS women's basketball and ice hockey championships and now we have the CIS Final 8 and we couldn't be more ecstatic," said SSN Canada President, Bengt Neathery. "A week ago we had a remarkable response to our coverage of the CIS women's hockey and basketball championships and this weekend we expect to exceed that response."

The SSN basketball play-by-play crew will be comprised of announcer Mark Masters (Toronto, Ont.) and veteran broadcaster and basketball journalist Wayne Kondro (Ottawa, Ont.) who will provide the commentary for all games, except those involving the Brock University Badgers. SSN Canada's Brock University play-by-play team of Shawn McCart and Larry Miller will provide the commentary for all games involving the OUA bronze medalists.

SSN 2008 CIS men's basketball Final 8 broadcast schedule (All times are EDT)

Friday, March 14
11:30 Quarterfinal #1: No. 3 Saint Mary's vs. No. 6 Western Ontario
14:00 Quarterfinal #2: No. 2 UBC vs. No. 7 Brock
18:00 Quarterfinal #3: No. 4 Laval vs. No. 5 Acadia
22:00 Quarterfinal #4: No. 1 Carleton vs. No. 8 Alberta (TAPE DELAY)

Saturday, March 15
11:30 Consolation #1
14:00 Consolation #2
18:00 Semifinal #1
20:00 Semifinal #2

Sunday, March 16
12:30 5th Place
15:30 Final

About SSN Canada

The Streaming Sports Network provides over 30-live broadcast of university sports from across Canada per month, free of charge to viewers via its website at A wholly-owned subsidiary of iSiGlobal, SSN Canada is committed to providing high-quality, affordable streaming solutions for amateur sports organizations.


For more information, please contact:

Bengt Neathery
President, SSN Canada
613.875.9990 (cell)

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