TORONTO -- Hockey Night in Canada will continue its 61-year run on CBC as part of the landmark agreement for Canadian national broadcast and multimedia rights jointly announced by the National Hockey League and Rogers Communications on Tuesday.
CBC will also air the Stanley Cup Final as part of a four-year sub-licensing agreement with Rogers.
However, CBC will no longer control production, editorial content or on-air talent associated with Hockey Night in Canada telecasts. CBC will also not receive any of the revenue generated from HNIC broadcasts, but will no longer pay production costs either. Revenue generated by HNIC broadcasts will go to Rogers.
"We all grew up with certain institutions and brands that come to mind," said Nadir Mohamed, Rogers Communications president and chief executive officer. "We reached out and worked with the CBC to ensure Canadians will get access to Hockey Night in Canada the way they have before. I think that's great. It's great for, I believe, the CBC. It's great for all of us as Canadians."