TSN and RDS test drive $4.99 day pass streaming subs

TSN and RDS have launched what Bell Media is billing as a Canadian first, offering 24-hour digital subscriptions to its TSN Direct and RDS Direct streaming services.

The single day subscriptions are being strategically rolled out in time for NCAA March Madness.

“We’re very excited to expand our viewing options for Canadian sports fans by providing single-day access to the country’s most-watched sports channels,” said Stewart Johnston, president, Media Sales, Marketing, and TSN, in a press release. “Our viewers have asked for more options when it comes to accessing high-quality streaming coverage of the biggest moments in sports, and we’re proud to deliver that with Canada’s first single-day subscription.”

“The single-day pass option for RDS Direct puts the largest portfolio of exclusive French-language sports properties in the palm of fans’ hands,” said Karine Moses, president, Bell Media Québec. “We’re pleased to give viewers greater access to our French-language sports coverage in Québec, reaching a larger audience and providing more choice than ever before.”

The two sports streaming services launched in June 2018. TSN Direct features access to TSN’s five feeds, on-demand content, and exclusive bonus streams. RDS Direct delivers French-language content from RDS, RDS2, and RDS INFO.

Viewers can watch on a multitude of platforms including Apple TV, with TSN Direct also available on Samsung SmartTV and Xbox One. Bell says more platforms will be announced soon.

In addition to offering live streaming and on-demand content, both apps provide an extensive scoreboard, news updates, in-depth articles, video highlights, and complete broadcast schedules, as well as TSN Radio live streams on the TSN app.