Evan Daum, Canada West Communications
- This season select Canada West (CW) football games will be available on SaskTel, and TELUS
- The Canada West Football Showcase will see a total of 12 regular season games and all three CW playoff games broadcast across the distribution network
- All games will also be available on the conference’s revamped streaming site, Canada West TV
EDMONTON – Canada West (CW) football has a new television home.
CW is proud to announce that beginning this season, the Canada West Football Showcase will bring university football into living rooms across Western Canada, as conference games will be available on SaskTel maxTV in Saskatchewan, and TELUS Optik TV in Alberta and British Columbia.
Games can be seen on channels 348/349 HD and 48/49 SD on SaskTel maxTV, and on TELUS channels 997/998 HD and 9997/9998 SD.
A total of 12 regular season games are set to be televised, along with all three of the conference’s playoff games, most notably the 81st Hardy Cup, which is slated for Saturday, November 11.
“Canada West is thrilled to showcase our outstanding football student-athletes across Western Canada on our new distribution network,” said Canada West VP of marketing and communications Adrienne Healey, who is also athlete services officer at the University of Saskatchewan.
“University football provides a highly entertaining product for our fans, who appreciate the hard work it takes for our student-athletes to excel on the field and in the classroom. We look forward to highlighting the abilities of our players, who go on to become pros both on the gridiron and in their communities.”
The new CW Football Showcase goes live Friday, September 1 with a pair of games on opening night, as the Manitoba Bisons host the Saskatchewan Huskies (7 p.m. CDT), and the Regina Rams welcome the UBC Thunderbirds (7 p.m. CST).
Watch every CW football game on Canada West TV
Fans will once again be able to watch every Canada West football game this season on Canada West TV – the official streaming home of the conference.
Powered by Yare Media, the conference’s new streaming portal features a responsive platform that can be viewed on all devices, including connected televisions using AirPlay and Chromecast. Fans can expect an enhanced viewing experience this season, with video being delivered using HTML5 technology in adaptive bitrate that will automatically provide users with the optimal resolution for their device and internet connectivity.
Season passes are now available for purchase, including all-access and school passes, which feature access to condensed football games.
Full list of CW Football Showcase games (all times local):
Friday, Sept. 1 / Saskatchewan vs. Manitoba / Investors Group Field / Winnipeg, Man. / 7 p.m. CDT
Friday, Sept. 1 / UBC vs. Regina / Mosaic Stadium / Regina, Sask. / 7 p.m. CST
Friday, Sept. 8 / Regina vs. Calgary / McMahon Stadium / Calgary, Alta. / 5:30 p.m. MDT
Friday, Sept. 8 / Alberta vs. Saskatchewan / Griffiths Stadium / Saskatoon, Sask. / 7 p.m. CST
Saturday, Sept. 16 / Alberta vs. Regina / Mosaic Stadium / Regina, Sask. / 2 p.m. CST
Saturday, Sept. 16 / Saskatchewan vs. UBC / Thunderbird Stadium / Vancouver, B.C. / 5 p.m. PDT
Saturday, Sept. 23 / Manitoba vs. Regina / Mosaic Stadium / Regina, Sask. / 2 p.m. CST
Friday, Sept. 29 / Regina vs. Saskatchewan / Griffiths Stadium / Saskatoon, Sask. / 7 p.m. CST
Saturday, Oct. 14 / Regina vs. Alberta / Foote Field / Edmonton, Alta. / 1 p.m. MDT
Saturday, Oct. 14 / UBC vs. Saskatchewan / Griffiths Stadium / Saskatoon, Sask. / 7 p.m. CST
Saturday, Oct. 21 / Calgary vs. Regina / Mosaic Stadium / Regina, Sask. / 2 p.m. CST
Saturday, Oct. 28 / Manitoba vs. Saskatchewan / Griffiths Stadium / Saskatoon, Sask. / 7 p.m. CST
Saturday, Nov. 4 / Semifinals / time and location TBD
Saturday, Nov. 11 / 81st Hardy Cup / time and location TBD