SportsCentre is a sports news program airing on the Canadian network TSN. As TSN's flagship program, it airs several times daily, and beginning in the 2008 season it also began to be aired on sister network CTV as its post-game program for early NFL games.
The program was known as SportsDesk until September 5, 2001, where as a result of a minority stake in TSN being acquired by ESPN, the program was re-launched under a similar look and format to ESPN's flagship sportscast SportsCenter, with the title rendered in Canadian spelling. It also uses the current ESPN SportsCenter theme.
On September 25, 2006, SportsCentre began broadcasting in High Definition (HD). At that time, TSN expressed hopes to have all reports from its bureaus in HD in the near future.
TSN has gradually increased the length and, in some cases, repetition of SportsCentre broadcasts such that the channel now typically carries the program for up to 13.5 hours out of the day (including the "morning loop" repeats of the previous night's 1:00am ET edition), while TSN2 typically airs repeats of either SportsCentre or SportsCentre Morning Rush for a total of nine hours a day.