Live Coverage of Canada Fed Cup Tie Versus Argentina April 13, 2010
World Group II playoff tie webcast on www.tenniscanada.com
Tennis Canada announced Tuesday its live coverage of the upcoming Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II playoff tie between Canada and Argentina from April 24-25 at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. The official webcast will be offered in both English and French languages, available throughout Canada and Argentina at no charge, exclusively on tenniscanada.com.
On-air personalities for the English webcast include long-time tennis analyst and former Canadian star, Helene Pelletier, who has covered numerous major tennis events for RDS. She will partner with play-by-play voice Michael Cvitkovic, Olympic tennis broadcaster and co-host of Aces on the FAN590.
The French webcast will feature two recognizable voices to tennis fans in Quebec. The tandem will consist of the in-arena voice of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montreal, Winston McQuade, who has provided play-by-play coverage for several of Tennis Canada’s Davis Cup and Fed Cup webcasts, along with former tennis pro, turned television personality, Melanie Marois.
“For the past two years, thousands of tennis enthusiasts have followed our national teams competing in Fed Cup and Davis Cup online,” said Michael S. Downey, president and chief executive officer, Tennis Canada. “Webcasting has become a great way to bring our matches to fans across Canada. We will continue to invest in developing our digital platforms, which will include several dynamic web properties in the near future.”
Live Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II Playoff webcast schedule (Eastern time)
Friday, April 23, 2010 Noon Official Draw
Saturday, April 24, 2010 1 p.m. Singles
Sunday, April 25, 2010 Noon Reverse singles, followed by doubles
Fans can tune in to the webcasts by visiting www.tenniscanada.com and clicking on the Fed Cup link. A newly designed microsite will be launched featuring results, photos, player profiles, human-interest stories, blogs and more. The site will be available on Wednesday following the official team announcements. The webcast will be displayed in Flash utilizing cutting edge technology from global streaming provider NetroMedia.