Sportsnet, the multi-platform sports content provider in Canada,
has reached a 10-year partnership extension with the Vancouver
Canucks through the 2022/23 National Hockey League (NHL) season,
continuing a 14-year network tradition as the regional television
broadcaster of Canucks hockey.
new agreement, which begins with the 2013/14 season, features
a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television,
online and mobile, delivering up to 60 regular season Vancouver
Canucks games each season.
addition, Canucks This Week, the 30-minute weekly show providing
in-depth coverage of the team throughout the season, will
also continue as part of the new multimedia package.
has been broadcasting Canucks games since the network's inception
Vancouver Canucks are a premium Canadian sports franchise
and we are thrilled to continue this strong and important
partnership," said Rogers Media President, Broadcast
landmark agreement furthers our commitment to serving Canucks
fans and connecting with our B.C. audience like never before,
as well as providing a diverse portfolio of sports assets
and content to our viewers. It also reinforces Rogers' and
Sportsnet's continued investment in sports to drive future
is a significant partnership agreement for the Canucks and
Sportsnet," said Canucks Sports & Entertainment COO
and NHL Alternate Governor Victor de Bonis. "As a valued,
long-term partner it was important for us to continue providing
in-depth feature coverage, and quality game broadcasts to
our fans through Sportsnet broadcasts."
season, Sportsnet will deliver 34 regular season Canucks games
on television - more than any other broadcaster - as well
as more Canadian NHL team games on TV, in addition to coverage
across radio, digital and print.
is the official regional television broadcast rights holder
for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames (including radio
rights on Sportsnet 960 The Fan), Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa
Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights
on Sportsnet 590 The Fan).
National Hockey League (NHL) is professional ice Hockey league
in Canada in North America comprising 30 franchised member
clubs, of which seven are located in Canada and 23 in the