– Tim Micallef will continue to anchor Sportsnet’s afternoon TV and radio show with slate of rotating co-hosts –
TORONTO (January 21, 2021) – As announced on Sportsnet moments ago, long-time Sportsnet personality Sid Seixeiro is leaving Tim & Sid to join Breakfast Television on Citytv as the morning show’s new co-host.
Beginning March 10, Seixeiro will wake up audiences alongside current co-host and fan favourite Dina Pugliese and the rest of the BT family – Devo Brown, Frank Ferragine (aka Frankie Flowers), Stephanie Henry, Melanie Ng, Nicole Servinis and Tammie Sutherland.
“It’s been a dream to work 20 years in the sports industry, especially alongside Tim Micallef, and express my passion and love for sports on a daily basis. However, I’ve always been curious to explore other areas of the business and this was a unique opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I’m so excited to begin this next adventure with Dina and the BT family,” said Seixeiro. “While I look forward to my next chapter, this news is truly bittersweet for me. It has been an honour coming to work and talking sports with Tim for all of these years. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. To the entire show’s crew and our incredible Tim & Sidizens, thank you.”
Seixeiro marks the end of his long-time tenure as one-half of Sportsnet’s edu-taining duo, Tim & Sid, alongside co-host Tim Micallef. Over the next few weeks, fans of both Breakfast Television and Tim & Sid will see Seixeiro across both Rogers Sports & Media shows.
“It is hard to imagine Tim and Sid not being on the air together, but we are excited for what the future holds for each of these talented broadcasters,” said Bart Yabsley, President, Sportsnet. “Whether on radio or television, they have always been able to connect with different audiences across the country and share their deep-rooted love for all things sports. As Sid begins his next chapter within the Rogers Sports & Media family, we truly thank him for his dedication as a driving force behind Tim & Sid and his commitment to helping Sportsnet grow to Canada’s #1 sports network.”
Seixeiro’s last Tim & Sid air date is scheduled for February 26. Micallef will continue to anchor the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET timeslot on Sportsnet television and radio, delivering the latest headlines, hot takes and exclusive interviews alongside a rotating panel of friends of the show, until further details are announced.
“I could not be happier for Sid as he embarks on this new phase of his career,” said Micallef. “We have had a unique partnership for almost 20 years, and while I will miss his candor, encyclopedic sports knowledge and often unbridled passion, I know this is the right next step for him. I do, however, share my deepest sympathies with the craft services team at BT. That man is an animal. While it is one door closing, it is also the opening of a new window of opportunity for myself and the show. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a book overflowing with ideas and I can’t wait to use this fresh start to work on some of them with a bunch of my talented colleagues at Sportsnet.”
“Sid is passion and energy personified,” said Pugliese. “He gives a fresh take on any and all topics under the sun (and has made me laugh out loud more times than I can count). His name may be synonymous with sports broadcasting, but he’s ready to take on mornings and we are so here for it. I look forward to sharing many more laughs with Sid, the BT fam and our amazing viewers. Sid, put the coffee on bud…those Bachelor recaps won’t write themselves.”
“Sid has great affection for Toronto and Canada and is deeply tapped into what’s in the hearts and on the minds of our viewers,” said Laura Reiter, Executive Producer, Breakfast Television. “During the audition process, we immediately saw something special between Dina and Sid, that will offer our audiences both different and wildly entertaining perspectives on a diverse range of topics.”
The recipient of a 2020 Canadian Screen Award for “Best Morning Show”, Breakfast Television has been a constant source of warmth and entertainment, delivering the latest news, weather and traffic to help viewers get ready for their day. BT airs live each weekday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on Citytv and Citytv.com in Ontario, featuring a national hour available in all Citytv markets starting at 9 a.m.
Citytv and Citytv.com offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.
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