Official Licensed Broadcaster, TLN Media Group Invites All Canadians To Cheer for Team Canada Olympic Hockey Gold in “Latino Style” With Electrifying Live Spanish And Italian Play-by-Play And Commentary That Unites a Nation
Extensive Hockey Coverage and Daily Olympic Review Show in Non-Official Languages
Supports the True Olympic Spirit – Connecting Cultures Through Sport
(February 20, 2018 – Toronto) When Team Canada goes for gold in the final game of Women’s Hockey at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Italian and Hispanic Canadians will be cheering every Canadian goal in their native tongues and in true “Latino” style!
Fewer things are more Canadian than ice hockey and TLN Media Group is proud to unite Canadians of different cultures through the excitement of live coverage in Italian and Spanish, the top spoken foreign language in Canada.*
Through a partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s Olympic Network and IOC Rights Holding Broadcaster, TLN Media Group is an Official Licensed Broadcaster and Canada’s only broadcaster providing live coverage and commentary of Olympic hockey games in non-official languages. This week, the Canadian Women’s team will play in the gold medal game against arch-rival USA and Canadians from coast-to-coast will be proudly wearing red and white while glued to the game. The game will be broadcast live in Italian on TLN and Mediaset Italia and in Spanish on Univision Canada on Wednesday, February 21st at 11 pm ET and is available in more than 10 million Canadian homes from coast to coast. TLN Media Group’s coverage also brings viewers up-close-and-personal athlete profiles and community celebration segments, including interviews with Hamilton’s own Olympic Women’s Hockey Gold Medalist Laura Fortino and her family members back home watching the action. Both interviews are available now on tln.ca/olympics.
The colourful multicultural Olympic broadcast team includes Canadians from Italy, Venezuela and Colombia, each with their own interesting stories:
- A former competitive figure skater and model turned journalist, Camila Gonzalez goes behind the sports to bring viewers the personal athlete profiles and cultural connections they take with them to Pyeongchang.
- Antonio Giorgi has perfected his skills working on Hockey Day in Canada, Euro 2016 and 2014 FIFA
World Cup broadcasts.
- Nelson Perez was the lead play-by-play radio announcer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and has interviewed high profile athletes including David Villa, Kobe Bryant and Josh Donaldson.
- Sergio Moyano’s childhood dream of covering sporting events is now a reality as he gets ready to add his Latino flare to play-by-play of our nation’s favourite game.
- Alexis Espejo came to Canada for the Sports Journalism postgrad program at Centennial College. He stayed to work as an international baseball correspondent for the Venezuelan Sports Channel, based in Toronto. Competitive sport gets his heart rate up and he is ready to bring hockey to Canadians in true Latino Style!