Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet has acquired regional rights for games featuring the Vancouver Canucks NHL ice hockey team.
The deal to extend Sportsnet’s coverage of the Canucks will run for 10 years, from 2013-14 to 2022-23.
The agreement comprises live television, online and mobile coverage of up to 60 regular-season games per season.
Sportsnet, which also has rights in Canada for games featuring the NHL’s Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs, has been showing Canucks games since 1998.
“This landmark agreement furthers our commitment to serving Canucks fans and connecting with our British Columbia audience like never before, as well as providing a diverse portfolio of sports assets and content to our viewers,” Scott Moore, the president of broadcast operations at Rogers Media, Sportsnet’s parent company, said. “It also reinforces Rogers’ and Sportsnet’s continued investment in sports to drive future growth.”