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TSN has also helped to turn annual NHL events such as the entry draft and trade deadline into spectacles — in direct competition with Rogers Sportsnet — with armies of analysts thumbing mobile devices on and off camera to break news.
But nowhere, in any of the material issued Tuesday morning, was there a mention of TSN, a network where the NHL had become the core of its programming. The deal, the largest in league history, gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games, including the playoffs and Stanley Cup finals, on all of its platforms in all languages.
In addition, the agreement guarantees that there will be no further regionalization of games or local blackouts. Rogers has three exclusive windows to broadcast any game involving a Canadian team — Wednesday nights, Saturday nights including CBC and Sunday nights.
While the CBC holds onto Hockey Night in Canada, the new deal will limit its control and lead to job losses at the public broadcaster. Believed to be 12 year deal. It currently airs a weekly doubleheader featuring the seven Canadian NHL teams.
In his internal memo, Lacroix said the CBC had been in conversation with the league for several months. Pelley said it was too soon to answer those questions, but noted that Grapes could very possibly turn up as a commentator on City or Sportsnet.
It also holds the Canadian distribution rights for a package of NFL games, including the Sunday night and Monday night games, all four majors from golf and tennis, and some Premier League soccer games.
Sportsnet is owned by Rogers Communications.
The two communications giants hold equal There will still be hockey on TSN, with the network preparing for its annual holiday run at the world junior hockey championships. In Canada, though, the NHL is a lifeblood for sports television. In a statement from Bell on Thursday, the company plans to forge on with the hockey properties it will have rights for, regardless of this deal.
We submitted a bid we believed was valuable for the NHL and appropriate for our business, but were ultimately outbid. TSN also has a deal for over 60 regional Jets games through Saturday night couch surfing The league says the deal gives Rogers national rights to all NHL games, including the Stanley Cup playoffs and Stanley Cup finals, on all of its platforms in all languages.
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Rogers will provide game coverage with expanded pre- and post-game coverage beginning at 4 p. ET on Saturdays and Sundays. Rogers said it will use its digital technology to stream games on the Internet, wireless and mobile devices, and satellite radio.
Rogers handout Rogers will also broadcast some games on CityTV, analysts said that could ease some of the costs it pays to run Hollywood content on Saturday nights.
The NHL says the partnership, which is subject to approve by the NHL Board of Governors, will begin with the season and run through the season. The Board of Governors will next meet Dec.
The league said in a statement that the agreement is the largest media rights deal in its history and one of the largest media rights deals ever in Canada, including the largest-ever sports-media rights agreement.