Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CS&E) in partnership with Sportsnet is pleased to announce a new 10-year broadcast agreement, renewing a long-standing relationship that began in 1998 when the network first launched. Sportsnet will continue to be the exclusive local television carrier of Canucks games through the 2022.23 season.
“This is a significant partnership agreement for the Canucks and Sportsnet,” said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, CS&E and Alternate Governor, NHL. “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.”
The new agreement features a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television, online and mobile, delivering up to 60 regular season games each season. An additional half-hour, weekly broadcast devoted to coverage of the Canucks will also continue with the new partnership on Canucks This Week.
“The Vancouver Canucks are a premium Canadian sports franchise and we are thrilled to continue this strong and important partnership,” said Scott Moore, President, Broadcast, Rogers Media. “This landmark agreement furthers our commitment to serving Canucks fans and connecting with our BC 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 growth.”
Canucks Sports & Entertainment and Rogers have committed to build relationships that consist of the same corporate and community values. Rogers is an industry leader and innovator focused on enhancing customer experiences and fostering community partnerships. Rogers Arena is where loyal fans are engaged and important partners are hosted; Rogers continues to be an integral partner to Canucks Sports & Entertainment.
Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UFEA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.