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Encyclopedia > The Score Television Network
The Score Television Network
Launched May 1997
Owned by Score Media Inc.
Picture format 420p SD
720p HD
Slogan Home For The Hardcore
Country  Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario
Formerly called Sportscope
Headline Sports
Website www.thescore.ca
Availability
Satellite
Bell ExpressVu Channel 410
Star Choice Channel 403
Cable
Available on most Canadian cable systems Check local listings

The Score Television Network (often referred to only as The Score) is a Canadian English language cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. It is available to over 5.4 million households and provides the scores of major sporting events 24/7 on a ticker, hence the name. The channel is wholly owned by Score Media Inc. It broadcasts from Toronto, with its studio located within the Holiday Inn hotel at 370 King Street West. Image File history File links The_Score. ... For other uses, see May (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Score Media Inc. ... Standard-definition television or SDTV refers to television systems that have a lower resolution than HDTV systems. ... Generally, high-definition refers to an increase in resolution or clarity such as in: High-definition television (HDTV), television formats that have a higher resolution than their contemporary counterparts High-definition video, which is used in HDTV broadcasting, as well as digital film and computer HD video file formats HDV... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. ... Star Choice is Canadas second direct broadcast satellite television distributor (the other being Bell ExpressVu), and is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A specialty channel or specialty service is a television channel, generally not available through conventional broadcast television, which consists of programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific demographic. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... A News Ticker is a small screen space on News television networks dedicated to headlines or minor pieces of news. ... Score Media Inc. ... This article is about the hotel chain. ...

Contents

Sportscope

Originally launched in 1994 as "Sportscope", it was a cable-based sports score network airing in seven Canadian provinces. Sportscope's "programming" was a non-content-based, alphanumeric text format of sports scores and news, and did not require a CRTC licence. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Headline Sports

The Score was previously known as Headline Sports

Sportscope was granted an English-language specialty channel licence by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in 1996, provisionally titled "Sportscope Plus". The relaunched channel, titled "Headline Sports", debuted in May 1997. Headline Sports was initially a national 24 hour anchor-at-desk sports news service operating on a rotating 15 minute newswheel of sports news scores. All programming contained a continuous bottom-section ticker of current sports scores. It was soon available to close to two million cable TV subscribers nationally. Image File history File links Headlinesports_cdn. ... Image File history File links Headlinesports_cdn. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Initial plans to air a regional ticker and additional streams of alphanumeric data (perhaps via an alternate channel) were apparently abandoned.


The Score

In March 2000, Headline Sports' license was amended by the CRTC to allow live sports programming, under the conditions that they display their ticker and that they break away from live coverage at least once every fifteen minutes to present video highlights. As a result of this — as well as legal issues with CNN Headline News, which had its own "Headline Sports" segment — the station was re-branded as "The Score". Not only was it the usual source for sports scores and news, it was now able to compete on a limited basis with Canadian sports stalwart TSN, and the then-fledgling Rogers Sportsnet. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in March, 2000. ... CNN Headline News is a spin-off network from the original Cable News Network (CNN) television news network in the United States and Canada. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... “Sportsnet” redirects here. ...


On June 6, 2006, The Score revamped their ticker alongside the launch of their new HD channel (see below). is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Score is Canada's home to WWE SmackDown! as well as WWE Raw which joined The Score on August 7, 2006 [1]. Also in 2006, The Score picked up the rights to the NCAA Basketball Tournament and English Premier League soccer after out-bidding Sportsnet. For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The Score HD

The Score HD is a high definition simulcast of The Score. It is currently available through Rogers Cable and Cogeco. Access Communications has announced that they will carry the channel. Image File history File links The_Score_HD.jpg Summary The Score HD Logo from http://www. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Cogeco (TSX: CGO) is a Canadian media and communications company. ... Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. ...


There is growing speculation that The Score HD will be launched on Bell ExpressVu with many customers noticing The Score HD logo on ExpressVu's promotional channels.[citation needed] No official announcement on launch has been made by the satellite provider. Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. ...


Though it is advertised as an HD network, most programming is Standard-definition 4:3 stretched to 16:9. Their true HD programming includes Premier League soccer, NBA basketball and the Vanier Cup. Standard-definition television or SDTV refers to television systems that have a lower resolution than HDTV systems. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ...


Hardcore Sports Radio

The Score launched a 24/7 sports radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio named Hardcore Sports Radio (Channel 186), that features sports news and scores as well as coverage of some of The Score's original programming. In January 2007, HSR relaunched with exclusive live shows and an edgier sound. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... Hardcore Sports Radio is a Canadian sports radio channel, owned and operated by Score Media Inc. ...

Personalities

  • Pierre LeBrun
  • Arash Madani
  • Tim Micallef
  • Sara Orlesky
  • Cabral Richards ("Cabbie on the Street")
  • Greg Sansone
  • Glenn Schiiler
  • Sid Seixeiro
  • James Sharman
  • Derek Snider
  • Adnan Virk

Brian Budd was a professional soccer player who became known to sports television audiences in Canada and briefly in the United States through his exploits in the Superstars multi-discipline sports competition in the late 1970s. ... Steve Christie was an NFL kicker, who as a member of the Buffalo Bills became known for his ability to kick clutch field goals, even in poor weather. ... Steve Kouleas is currently an anchor for The Score and a former Producer of Sportsdesk at TSN. Steves main area of expertise is hockey. ... Steve Ludzik (born April 3, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and coach who currently works as a television analyst for The Score. ... Deb Matejicka is a sports journalist presently working for The Score, a Canadian sports television network. ... Paul James born on November 11, 1963 in Cardiff, Wales) is a former Canadian national soccer team player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cabral Richards, colloquially known as Cabbie, is a TV personality featured on Canadas major sports news update station, The Score. ... The Score is a Canadian cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. ... Adnan Virk is currently an anchor for The Score, and was formerly the Associate Producer for Sportscentre at TSN. He was born in Toronto, Canada but spent his formative years in Morven, Ontario, a small town just outside of Kingston, Ontario. ...

Programs

The following is a list of original or partly-original programs currently airing on The Score:


News shows

  • Instant Replay is the Monday afternoon news show held during the National Football League season, hosted by Adnan Virk. With analyst and former NFL kicker Steve Christie.
  • Score Tonight is the flagship news and highlights program that airs weeknights on the network. Originally hosted by Greg Sansone and Martine Gaillard, it is now hosted by Sid Seixeiro and Tim Micallef, except during the American football season where Adnan Virk and/or Derek Snider fills in for Micallef. Score Tonight also features regular segments Cabbie on the Street, Branded, and The Lab, each of which have been spun off into separate shows. Score Tonight also hosts the Score Year in Review, which reviews the past year's events, during which the Score Ticker will also change accordingly. The Score Year in Review is also the only time of the year in which Score employees are credited for their contributions during the year, and is notable for airing bloopers and other outtakes in their coverage.
  • Sportsworld was a news show hosted by James Sharman (and Derek Snider when Sharman was absent) focusing on international sports such as soccer, rugby, and cricket. The final episode aired August 3, 2007.
  • The Spin is the late-night news and highlights program hosted by Steve Kouleas. During the National Hockey League season The Spin offers analysis on the NHL season, and will stop discussion whenever a goal is scored. The program usually ends with a segment called 10 Minute Misconduct, where Kouleas and guests (usually Steve Ludzik, Mark Osborne, and/or Al Strachan) debate five topics for two minutes each.

For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... NFL redirects here. ... Adnan Virk is currently an anchor for The Score, and was formerly the Associate Producer for Sportscentre at TSN. He was born in Toronto, Canada but spent his formative years in Morven, Ontario, a small town just outside of Kingston, Ontario. ... Martine Gaillard (born May 21, 1971 in Melfort, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian sports television personality currently working for Rogers Sportsnet. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Adnan Virk is currently an anchor for The Score, and was formerly the Associate Producer for Sportscentre at TSN. He was born in Toronto, Canada but spent his formative years in Morven, Ontario, a small town just outside of Kingston, Ontario. ... Cabral Richards, colloquially known as Cabbie, is a TV personality featured on Canadas major sports news update station, The Score. ... A blooper usually refers to a faux pas made by an actor while filming a television show or movie. ... Sportsworld is a news show on The Score, a Canadian cable sports channel, hosted by James Sharman (and Derek Snider when Sharman is absent) focusing on international sports such as soccer, rugby, and cricket. ... The Score is a Canadian cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... Steve Kouleas is currently an anchor for The Score and a former Producer of Sportsdesk at TSN. Steves main area of expertise is hockey. ... NHL redirects here. ... Steve Ludzik (born April 3, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player and coach who currently works as a television analyst for The Score. ... Mark Anatole Osborne (Born August 13, 1961 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian hockey player, who played in the NHL as a checking winger between 1982 and 1995, playing in 919 games, tallying 212 goals and 531 points. ...

Analysis

Much of the Score's analysis is detailed in The Score on (sport) segments that may be seen at various times of the week. The Spin, during the NHL season, also serves as the network's hockey analysis show. The following are other full shows dealing with analysis:

  • Branded is an occasional full-length version of the similar segment on Score Tonight, airing irregularly and hosted by Derek Snider. The show is a documentary-style look at the business side of sports, with a particular emphasis on merchandising.
  • Cabbie Unlimited is a full-length version of Cabbie on the Street, a regular segment on Score Tonight where Cabral Richards interviews either ordinary Canadians on their take on sports, or on established sports stars about their lifestyle.
  • CFL Snap is The Score's news show dealing with a preview of the week's Canadian Football League action, hosted by Greg Sansone and Duane Forde.
  • The Footy Show focuses on international soccer including previews and recaps of all of the week's English Premier League matches. Original episodes of the show air Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. It is hosted by James Sharman
  • The Score on the NFL is The Score's news show dealing with a preview of the week's National Football League action, hosted by Greg Sansone and Tim Micallef, and features Ron Meyer as a weekly special guest.
  • To the Point is a news show hosted by Greg Sansone which takes an in-depth look at events making news in the world of sports.
  • NBA Courtside is a weekly NBA show hosted by Adnan Virk. Segments include interviews with players and the popular Court Cuts. Airs Thursday nights as a lead-in for the first half of TNT's doubleheader.

Cabral Richards, colloquially known as Cabbie, is a TV personality featured on Canadas major sports news update station, The Score. ... Cabral Richards, colloquially known as Cabbie, is a TV personality featured on Canadas major sports news update station, The Score. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... The Score is a Canadian cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. ... NFL redirects here. ... Ron Meyer is a former College and Professional Football Coach. ... Adnan Virk is currently an anchor for The Score, and was formerly the Associate Producer for Sportscentre at TSN. He was born in Toronto, Canada but spent his formative years in Morven, Ontario, a small town just outside of Kingston, Ontario. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Live programming

  • RaceNight is coverage of horse racing from Mohawk Raceway and Woodbine Racetrack.
  • Sportsworld Matchday is the name of The Score's coverage of any international sporting event for which The Score will air - most recently English Premier League football, which returns to The Score next season.
  • University Rush is the name of The Score's coverage of Canadian Interuniversity Sports' university athletics, with a particular emphasis on Canadian football. In the past, University Rush has only showed one weekly game from the OUA, but as of 2006 began coverage of QSSF and AUS football as well, culminating in the playoffs and the Vanier Cup. Tim Micallef and Duane Forde are the commentators of football coverage.
  • WWE Experience is a weekly recap show of the week's events from World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw and SmackDown! brands, hosted by Ryan Paton. This is one of the few WWE programs that are not produced by WWE itself, although the format is identical to that of the international version hosted by Steve Romero.
  • WWE Raw is the flagship show of World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw brand. It is notable for airing on a 15 minute tape delay, unlike its previous hosts at TSN, which aired the program live. The 15 minute tape delay is allegedly due to previous difficulties involving censoring risque storylines at TSN. The Score however does take advantage of this by airing a 15-minute recap of the previous week's show entitled Countdown to Raw. However, special three-hour episodes of Raw such as the Raw Family Reunion continue to air live.
  • WWE SmackDown! is the flagship show of World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown! brand. Originally airing Thursdays, it continued to air on Thursdays even after it was moved to Fridays in the United States, making it one of the few WWE shows that aired outside of the US before airing domestically. As such, it was never referred to as Friday Night SmackDown! in Canada, even after the show was moved to Fridays to match the US airtime.
  • NBA Basketball coverage of the first game of the TNT doubleheader airing on Thursdays (Raptors NBA TV carries the second game) as well as 30 Toronto Raptors games and 40 regular season games.
  • NCAA college football and college basketball games, many of which air on ESPN in the United States. Starting in 2007, The Score is the Canadian rights holder to the NCAA Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness).
  • Champ Car World Series races not available on American over-the-air networks began being broadcasted in 2007.

Despite its efforts in bringing in live sports programming, The Score is still well behind TSN and Sportsnet in ratings - mainly due to their limited budget, limited viewership and lack of coverage of major sporting events and brands. While they did carry MLB baseball games their matchups are usually of little interest to Canadian viewers, as Toronto Blue Jays games are carried exclusively by TSN and Sportsnet. Montreal Expos games, however, were shown in 2004 before their move to Washington, D.C., including the Expos' final home game in Montreal. The Score has also in the past covered National Lacrosse League games, particularly those of the Toronto Rock and Ottawa Rebel, along with the XFL during its only season. Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... Mohawk Raceway is a harness racing track in Campbellville, Ontario. ... Woodbine Racetrack in the northwestern suburb of Rexdale in Toronto, Ontario is the only horseracing track in North America which stages, or is capable of staging, thoroughbred and standardbred horseracing programs on the same day. ... The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays English Premier League for sponsorship reasons) comprises the top 20 football clubs in the league system of English football. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of Canada. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... Ontario University Athletics is the governing body of Ontario universities who compete in the a variety of varsity sports. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Quebec Student Sports Federation is not only the governing body for universitiy athletics in Quebec, but also that of CEGEPs and high schools as well. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... This Spike TV show, which recapped events taking place on both RAW and SmackDown!, was produced from May 2004 to September 2005 It was hosted by Todd Grisham and Ivory. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Todd Romero, better known as Steve Romero from Denver, Colorado is an employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, working as a backstage interviewer for the SmackDown! brand. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel and is Canadas leading English language sports television channel. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... NBA redirects here. ... NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... NLL redirects here. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


External links

  • Official The Score website
  • The Score HD
  • Canadian Trade-mark Database - Reference: CNN opposed Sportscope's application (number 0832430) for "Headline Sports"

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Score Tonight is the the flagship news and highlights program that airs weeknights on the network.
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The Score HD is a high definition simulcast of The Score.
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