Toronto, ON, Canada - Megaphone TV is excited to announce that its live polling platform has launched on Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s #1 sports media brand. This is the first time that Megaphone TV has partnered with a national Canadian broadcaster and this exciting partnership will bring a variety of polling and live games to Canadian sports fans.
Megaphone made its debut on the nationally syndicated sports talk show Tim and Sid, starring hosts Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro, on September 3, 2018. Sportsnet's usage of Megaphone on their broadcasts will allow Canadian sports fans of any sport to interactively participate and make their opinions known from home as their favorite teams and athletes take to the fields, courts, hockey rinks and arenas. This new partnership will bring viewers at home closer to the game than ever before, all in real time. Rogers Sportsnet will give Megaphone's viewer engagement platform a presence in millions of Canadian homes that are reached by multiple Sportsnet channels from coast to coast.
Tim and Sid have hit the ground running, allowing their viewers and listeners on the radio to hop on their devices and choose the lead story that they will be discussing up front at the start of the show. In their first week using Megaphone on the air, they've already gathered audience opinion on the trade of major superstar and former MVP Josh Donaldson from the Toronto Blue Jays and deciding what style of ridiculous mustache renowned sports writer Elliotte Friedman would have to get cut and wear for charity. Their usage of the live polling software has taken an already fun and dynamic sports talk show and allowed their viewers to join in on the fun like never before.
Rogers Sportsnet is Canada's most popular speciality network, reaching over 8.2 million Canadian households and boasting a 5.2 audience share and average minute audience of 193,000. Their hockey broadcasts typically reach millions of Canadians, with a record 4 million viewers for Game 6 of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Washington Capitals first round playoff series in 2017.