Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks in partnership with Rogers Sportsnet announced today that they have reached a three-year agreement to broadcast 13 regular season games a year on Rogers Sportsnet ONE, beginning in the 2010.11 National Hockey League season.
Rogers Sportsnet ONE is a new sports channel that will feature over 800 hours of live event programming, the majority of which will be broadcast in high definition. All 13 Canucks games will be broadcast in high definition. Rogers Sportsnet ONE launches on Saturday, August 14th.
This new partnership is in addition to Rogers Sportsnet Pacific’s 45 game Canucks broadcast schedule available to fans in British Columbia and the Yukon Territories. This is another extension of the strong strategic alliance with Rogers Communications.
“This is an exciting acquisition for Rogers Sportsnet ONE,” said Doug Beeforth, President of Rogers Sportsnet. “We know there is a great passion for the Canucks in BC, so this deal complements our existing television package of 45 games.”
“Canucks Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing our loyal fans an affordable opportunity to watch all 82 regular season games on TV and online,” said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “This partnership builds on the long term broadcast relationship we have enjoyed with Rogers Sportsnet for the past decade.”
All 58 games will be available via live streaming on Canucks.com and sportsnet.ca. Each of the 58 broadcasts will have "Canucks TV" insider features and a Vancouver based sports panel during intermissions at home games.
NHL regional restrictions do apply for Rogers Sportsnet ONE, as Canucks games are available only to viewers in BC and the Yukon Territories.
The complete Canucks 82 game broadcast schedule including Rogers Sportsnet ONE’s 13 game schedule will be released in August.