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Sportsnet seals 12-year Canadian Hockey League deal

Canadian pay-television broadcaster Rogers Sportsnet has renewed a media rights deal for ice hockey’s Canadian Hockey League.

The deal will run for 12 years, from 2014-15 to 2025-26.

Under the agreement, Sportsnet will show at least 50 league games per year across television, online and mobile platforms. The deal includes coverage of playoff games and the showpiece Memorial Cup.

Sportsnet has also confirmed a sublicensing agreement with pay-television broadcaster TVA Sports, which will be the exclusive broadcaster of the league’s French-language coverage. The sublicensing deal covers the same 12-year period.

Sportsnet already has rights for the North American NHL for 12 years, from 2014-15 to 2025-26, and is the Canadian broadcast rights-holder NHL games featuring the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.