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Rogers Sportsnet Continues as Home of Canucks Hockey with 47 Games in 2007-08

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver, B.C. - Rogers Sportsnet and the Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce details of their multi-year agreement that will see Sportsnet Pacific continuing as the Canucks' Official Broadcaster.

The team's primary broadcaster since 1998, Sportsnet will televise 47 Canucks games exclusively in British Columbia and the Yukon during 2007-08. During the term of the agreement, high definition telecasts of the Canucks on Sportsnet will be introduced, increasing each year to a total of at least 95 HD telecasts over the next four seasons.

"We are very excited that our coverage on Sportsnet will increase for the 2007-08 season," said Chris Zimmerman, President & CEO of the Vancouver Canucks. "The relationship we have with Sportsnet has allowed our fans to enjoy a high quality broadcast and consistent place to enjoy Canucks games over the years. We look forward to continuing this relationship."

"We are thrilled to continue as the television home of the Canucks," said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet. "The partnership between our two organizations has grown every year of the past decade - and continuing that relationship into the future is a benefit for everyone - most of all, the loyal Canucks fans throughout BC and the Yukon."

Sportsnet averaged 332,000 viewers (2+) for the 2006-07 season, including a season-high 481,000 on April 3rd when the Canucks faced the Los Angeles Kings.

The match-ups of the 47 games will be announced at a later date when the Canucks release their 2007-08 broadcast schedule.

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