As an addendum to the release of the official first-half schedule, and our breakdown from earlier today, now we get to the meat-and-potatoes issue at hand: where are we going to watch the Raptors on TV this year?
That answer is now available with the official release of the 2020-21 TV broadcast schedule. Check it out below:
The Raptors 2020-21 TV tour now has its official first-half broadcast schedule. pic.twitter.com/oMhl1LxxaO— Raptors HQ (@RaptorsHQ) December 11, 2020
That’s 37 games in total, with 19 on TSN and 18 on Sportsnet, as per the usual 50-50 split between the two Canadian media giants. (Presumably this will split the other way for the year’s final 37 games.) And as per usual too, we can look forward to Matt Devlin and Jack Armstrong on TSN, while Devlin and Leo Rautins handle the Sportsnet spin. Nothing new there.
Also, while we don’t usually make a whole thing about it, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and TSN 1050 will split the games on the radio — with Eric Smith and Paul Jones on the FAN, and then Jones leading the way with Armstrong and Sherman Hamilton on TSN. Also nothing new.
Still, this is going to be a weird season for the Raptors, thanks to the raging pandemic and a complete absence of games held in Toronto. As a source of comfort, now we know where and when to tune in — and who will be on the air when the Raptors take the court.
If nothing else, this promises to be one hell of a show.