#Sportsbiz Canada Weekly – Jay & Dan Returning to TSN

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BOBROVSKY! Jay & Dan Returning to TSN

On the heels of Fox Sports cancelling Fox Sports Live, Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole are returning “home” in the fall to host a new show on TSN called SC with Jay and Dan. The show will feature fan-favourite segments, highlights, and trending stories. The duo will also provide original digital and social media content across TSN platforms (BarDown anyone?). Based on an overwhelming response to the news on social media, expect Jay & Dan’s return to be a ratings boost for the network.


From Raptors to Riches

Winning is paying off for the Raptors…literally. Coming off a trip to the Eastern Conference Final, the Raptors are now valued at a cool $1.125 billion, good for 13th in the NBA. With a revenue of $193 million and operating income of $46.1 million, the Raptors had one of the highest one-year value changes at 15%. With Serge Ibaka now in the fold and the city finally losing its stigma as an NBA outpost, expect things to keep trending upwards for the franchise.


Power Players

As part of International Women’s Day, our friends at The Sponsorship Space had a chance to gather career insights from 20 leading female sponsorship executives including Jacqueline Ryan (Vice President, Sponsorship and Philanthropy at Scotiabank), Jillian Svensson (Vice President, Business Development & Operations, You Can Play), Monique Giroux (Vice President, Sponsorships & Strategic Partnerships at CIBC), and Melissa Bubb-Clarke (Senior Director, Global Partnerships at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment).


Throwing Rocks on the Rock

The Tim Horton’s Brier is happening this week at Mile One Centre in St. John’s. The last time the event was held on “The Rock” was nearly half a century ago in 1972. Through 13 draws, there’s been 69,848 fans through the gates at Mile One, representing 86% capacity.


CCM on the Block

A brand worn by many of the NHL’s greats both past and present is for sale. Adidas is seeking a buyer for Montreal-based CCM after the company reported a 14.3% decline in sales last year compared to 2015. CCM Hockey was bought by Reebok in 2004, which was acquired by Adidas two years later.


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