The Toronto Raptors released their broadcast schedule for the 2017-18 season on Tuesday, once again splitting the 82 games evenly between the TSN and Sportsnet channel suites. Similarly, Sportsnet 590 and TSN 1050 once again split the radio duties down the middle. All 41 home games will also be broadcast in 4K.
TSN draws the Oct. 19 season opener while Sportsnet gets on the board when the Philadelphia 76ers visit on Oct. 21. Each has a number of marquee games, which shouldn’t surprise.
NBA TV Canada will produce all 82 broadcasts for a 13th consecutive season, Matt Devlin is back for his 10th year as play-by-play commentator, and Jack Armstrong and Leo Rautins once again split duties on TSN and Sportsnet, respectively. Eric Smith and Paul Jones have you covered for games on 590, while Jones, Armstrong, and Sherman Hamilton have the TSN radio call.
Based on a quick glance at the schedule – and I’m sure the specific channel assignments are subject to change/flex – here’s the channel breakdown (hope you have Sportsnet ONE):
Sportsnet ONE: 41
The team also announced that all five preseason games will be televised, starting with Oct. 1’s opener from Hawaii on Sportsnet.
The Raptors’ official schedule page should be updated with specific game-by-game TV information shortly.
The Air Canada Centre also released new security policies for the coming season, banning bags or purses larger than 14″x14″x6″ (so, backpacks are out):
Fans! Please note the new security policies for Air Canada Centre this season: pic.twitter.com/0Mk0z0p9Uq
— Air Canada Centre (@AirCanadaCentre) September 19, 2017