Sportsnet recently announced a 12-year partnership extension with the Canadian Hockey League through the 2025-26 CHL season, continuing as the exclusive broadcaster of the CHL and MasterCard Memorial Cup in Canada.
The new agreement, which begins with the 2014/15 season, features a comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television, online and mobile, delivering more than 50 CHL games each year, including CHL playoff games and the Memorial Cup.
Sportsnet has been broadcasting CHL games since the network’s inception in 1998.
In addition, Sportsnet announced a 12-year sub-licensing agreement with TVA Sports for exclusive French-language multiplatform rights for CHL games, beginning with the 2014/15 season.
This partnership strengthens Sportsnet’s hockey leadership in Canada and complements Rogers’s 12-year partnership with the NHL, which also begins with the 2014-15 season. Beginning in 2014-15, Sportsnet is the official national broadcast partner of the CHL and NHL, and is also the regional broadcaster of the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks.