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Canucks TV on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific Debuts at Number One

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
…Canucks TV to also feature Sept. 29th game @ Edmonton and Pre-Season Special on Oct.1

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are proud to announce that the official launch of Canucks TV on September 22nd earned the highest television rating in Vancouver and British Columbia during the prime time Saturday night slot. Canucks TV will broadcast the final Canucks game of the 2007.08 pre-season game on Saturday, September 29th at 5:00pm versus Northwest Division rival, the Edmonton Oilers. A one-hour Pre-Season Special will follow on Monday at 7:00 pm. Both programs will air on Rogers Sportsnet Pacific.

“We are very excited about the positive response to the debut of Canucks TV,” said Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Canucks. “This season will see innovative programming on Canucks TV to provide our fans with a closer connection to the team. Our aim this season is to explore all dynamics of the team and look forward to telling the stories of our players both on and off of the ice.”

The Vancouver Canucks September 22nd pre-season game at San Jose saw an audience of 129,000 throughout British Columbia and ranked as the number one program in Vancouver and the province in the prime time Saturday night time period.

Canucks TV is hitting the airwaves this season to bring even more Canucks programming to fans throughout the Province. A total of 25+ hours of unique Canucks programming on Sportsnet will be available to fans through new segments like “The Page,” a half hour show with prominent sports journalists and personalities, discussing, dissecting and debating topics surrounding the team, and “One-on-One,” a half hour show profiling Canucks players, coaches and management away from the ice.

IMSTV, the appointed television sales company is the exclusive sales representative for all new Canucks TV branded programming. IMSTV (a division of IMS Radio ltd) is a television sales and marketing firm representing conventional and specialty television stations and networks across Canada.


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