2012 Broadcast Schedule Impact

The Montreal Impact announces its 2012 broadcast schedule

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact released its complete 2012 broadcast schedule Thursday, including 22 games on TVA Sports, the club’s official broadcaster, along with 12 games on RDS/TSN, the league’s official broadcaster. For the first time in club history, all games will be broadcast live on television. 

TVA Sports will be the main meeting point for supporters when the team is playing on the road, as it will show 14 of the 17 away matches. TVA Sports programming will be highlighted with games against DC United and last season’s MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario on April 18 at 7:30pm (ET), versus the New York Red Bulls and international star Thierry Henry on May 19 and July 28, at 7:30pm (ET), as well as all three games against the Houston Dynamo, with striker Brian Ching and Quebec defender Andre Hainault, on June 23, July 21 and October 6. The first game to be broadcast on TVA Sports will be on March 24, when the team will play Columbus to face the Crew at 3pm (ET).

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RDS and TSN will be broadcasting the Impact’s very first game in MLS, against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on March 10, at BC Place, at 6pm (ET), as well as its home opener on March 17, at 2pm (ET) against the Chicago Fire at Olympic Stadium. RDS and TSN will also broadcast the LA Galaxy and superstars David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan on May 12 at 4pm (ET), as well as the home opener at Stade Saputo versus Seattle on June 16 at 7:30pm (ET). All 12 games will be broadcast on RDS’s primary channel, while three of those matches will be broadcast on TSN2.

Play-by-play duties at TVA Sports will be handled by Frederic Lord with colour commentary by Olivier Brett. RDS will have veteran soccer broadcasters Claudine Douville (play-by-play) and Jean Gounelle (colour), while Patrick Leduc will serve as a panel analyst. TSN play-by-play commentator Luke Wileman and colour analyst Jason deVos, former Canadian National Team player, return to the MLS ON TSN broadcast booth for a second season.

Schedule Changes

The Impact also announced that start times for three games have been changed. On April 7, the game versus Toronto FC at Olympic Stadium will kickoff at noon ET instead of 1pm. On July 4, the match in Kansas City will move from 7:30pm to 7pm. Finally, on October 20 in Toronto, the game is scheduled at 1:30pm instead of 2pm.

The Impact will kick off its historical inaugural game in North America’s first division in just 16 days. Season tickets are available online at impactmontreal.com or by calling 514-328-3668 while individual tickets for the five games presented at Olympic Stadium are available through Admission.

2012 Schedule

NO

DATE

TIME (ET)

TV

OPPONENT

VENUE

1

SAT, MARCH 10

6pm

TSN / RDS

Vancouver

Vancouver

2

SAT, MARCH 17

2pm

TSN / RDS

Chicago

Olympic Stadium

3

SAT, MARCH 24

4pm

TVA Sports

Columbus

Columbus

4

SAT, MARCH 31

4pm

TSN / RDS

New York

New York

5

WED, APRIL 4

9pm

TVA Sports

Real Salt Lake

Salt Lake City

6

SAT, APRIL 7

12pm

TSN / RDS

Toronto

Olympic Stadium

7

SAT, APRIL 14

8:30pm

TVA Sports

Dallas

Dallas

8

WED, APRIL 18

7:30pm

TVA Sports

D. C. United

Washington

9

SAT, APRIL 28

2pm

TVA Sports

Portland

Olympic Stadium

10

SAT, MAY 5

8:30pm

TVA Sports

Kansas City

Kansas City

11

SAT, MAY 12

4pm

TSN / RDS

LA Galaxy

Olympic Stadium

12

SAT, MAY 19

7:30pm

TVA Sports

New York

Olympic Stadium

13

SAT, MAY 26

9pm

TVA Sports

Colorado

Colorado

14

SAT, JUNE 16

7:30pm

TSN2 / RDS

Seattle

Stade Saputo

15

WED, JUNE 20

10:30pm

TVA Sports

Chivas USA

Los Angeles

16

SAT, JUNE 23

7:30pm

TVA Sports

Houston

Stade Saputo

17

WED, JUNE 27

7:30pm

TSN / RDS

Toronto

Stade Saputo

18

SAT, JUNE 30

7:30pm

TVA Sports

D.C. United

Washington

19

WED, JULY 4

7pm

TSN / RDS

Kansas City

Stade Saputo

20

SUN, JULY 8

7:30pm

TVA Sports

Columbus

Stade Saputo

21

SAT, JULY 14

7pm

TVA Sports

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

22

WED, JULY 18

8pm

TSN2 / RDS

New England

Stade Saputo

23

SAT, JULY 21

8:30pm

TVA Sports

Houston

Houston

24

SAT, JULY 28

7:30pm

TVA Sports

New York

Stade Saputo

25

SAT, AUGUST 4

7:30pm

TVA Sports

Philadelphia

Stade Saputo

26

SUN, AUGUST 12

7pm

TVA Sports

New England

New England

27

SAT, AUGUST 18

7:30pm

TVA Sports

San Jose

Stade Saputo

28

SAT, AUGUST 25

4pm

TSN2 / RDS

D.C. United

Stade Saputo

29

SAT, SEPTEMBER 1

7:30pm

TVA Sports

Columbus

Columbus

30

SAT, SEPTEMBER 15

8:30pm

TVA Sports

Chicago

Chicago

31

SAT, SEPTEMBER 22

1pm

TSN / RDS

Kansas City

Stade Saputo

32

SAT, OCTOBER 6

8:30pm

TVA Sports

Houston

Houston

33

SAT, OCTOBER 20

1:30pm

TSN / RDS

Toronto

Toronto

34

SAT, OCTOBER 27

2pm

TVA Sports

New England

Stade Saputo

 

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