New Canada West TV ready to showcase first games



  • Canada West TV is set to bring its first game of the season to fans this Wednesday, when the Alberta Golden Bears take on the UBC Thunderbirds in a non-conference football game from Kamloops, B.C. at 6 p.m. PDT
  • The first regular season games are slated for Friday, as the 2017-18 CW men’s soccer season kicks off
  • 2017-18 passes are now available for purchase, with early bird pricing in effect until September 6

EDMONTON – The new streaming home for Canada West (CW) is open for business.

Powered by Yare Media, the revamped Canada West TV was successfully launched last week as part of the CW rebrand and this week is set to showcase Western Canada’s top student-athletes for the first time. Wednesday night’s non-conference football game between the Alberta Golden Bears and UBC Thunderbirds from Kamloops, B.C. (6 p.m. PDT) marks the first game on the new platform, while the first regular season action comes Friday with men’s soccer.

“We are excited to showcase the new Canada West TV experience beginning this week. Collectively, CW, our members, and the team at Yare have worked hard this offseason to ensure an enhanced user experience for our fans,” said Evan Daum, CW associate director of communications and marketing.

“The work to provide fans with the best viewing experience possible and to make sure we are ahead of the curve technologically is an ongoing process. With a partner like Yare, we are confident we can continue to make significant strides to assure CW is showcasing our student-athletes in the best way possible.”

Earlier this year CW and Yare announced a multi-year partnership to revamp Canada West TV, bringing fans more than 1,100 events annually in a responsively designed interface that will bring fans the action on the device of their choice, including connected televisions using AirPlay and Chromecast. Fans can expect an enhanced viewing experience this season, with video being delivered using HTML5 technology in adaptive bitrate that will automatically provide users with the optimal resolution for their device and internet connectivity.

“Canada West is raising the bar for Canadian sports streaming,” said Yare CEO, Hugh Dobbie. “This new service will provide family, friends, and fans unprecedented access to high quality video coverage of CW sports across a wide range of devices.”

2017-18 season passes are now available, with early bird pricing available until September 6.

2017-18 CW TV pricing

ALL-ACCESS – 1,100+ conference events, live and on demand for $60.99 ($49.99 early bird)

SCHOOL PASS – includes all events for a specific school, live and on demand for $44.99 ($36.99 early bird)

SPORT PASS – includes all events for a specific sport, live only for $35.99 ($29.99 early bird)

SINGLE GAME PASS – any single game live for $4.99