Sportsnet and Vancouver Canucks Announce 10-Year Multiplatform Broadcast Rights Extension Through 2022/23

   Sportsnet and Vancouver Canucks Announce 10-Year Multiplatform Broadcast
                       Rights Extension Through 2022/23

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2013

- Sportsnet and Canucks bolster long-standing partnership with landmark
multiplatform agreement including television, online and mobile, beginning
2013/14 season -

- Sportsnet continues 14-year legacy of delivering Vancouver Canucks hockey;
will air up to 60 regular season games each season -

- Rogers and Sportsnet continue to invest in sports and premium content to
drive future growth -

NOTE: Media availability today at 10 a.m. PT, Rogers Arena, Norm Jewison Media

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Sportsnet today announced it has
reached a 10-year partnership extension with the Vancouver Canucks through the
2022/23 NHL season, continuing a 14-year network tradition as the regional
television broadcaster of Canucks hockey.

The new agreement, which begins with the 2013/14 season, features a
comprehensive suite of multimedia rights including television, online and
mobile, delivering up to 60 regular season Vancouver Canucks games each
season. In addition, Canucks This Week, the 30-minute weekly show providing
in-depth coverage of the team throughout the season, will also continue as
part of the new multimedia package.

Sportsnet has been broadcasting Canucks games since the network's inception in

"The Vancouver Canucks are a premium Canadian sports franchise and we are
thrilled to continue this strong and important partnership," said Scott Moore,
President, Broadcast, Rogers Media. "This landmark agreement furthers our
commitment to serving Canucks fans and connecting with our B.C. audience like
never before, as well as providing a diverse portfolio of sports assets and
content to our viewers. It also reinforces Rogers' and Sportsnet's continued
investment in sports to drive future growth."

"This is a significant partnership agreement for the Canucks and Sportsnet,"
said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment
and Alternate Governor, NHL. "As a valued, long-term partner it was important
for us to continue providing in-depth feature coverage, and quality game
broadcasts to our fans through Sportsnet broadcasts."

Today's announcement enhances Sportsnet's commitment to keeping Canucks fans
connected to their home team first. This season, Sportsnet will deliver 34
regular season Canucks games on television - more than any other broadcaster -
as well as more Canadian NHL team games on TV, in addition to coverage across
radio, digital and print.

Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the
Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The
FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, and Toronto Maple Leafs (including
radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

Rogers and Canucks Sports & Entertainment have committed to build
relationships that consist of the same corporate and community values. Rogers
is an industry leader and innovator focused on enhancing customer experiences
and fostering community partnerships. Rogers Arena is where loyal fans are
engaged and important partners are hosted; Canucks Sports & Entertainment
continues to be an integral partner to Rogers.

Media Availability - Rogers Arena, today at 10 a.m. PT

The following spokespeople will be available to speak to the media today at
Rogers Arena in the Norm Jewison Media Room regarding the new agreement:

  *Scott Moore, President, Broadcast, Rogers Media
  *Phil Lind, Executive Vice-President, Regulatory and Vice Chairman, Rogers
  *Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment,
    and Alternate Governor, NHL

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About Sportsnet

Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes,
using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is
FuelledBy Fans, and deliversstorytelling on alocal, regional, national and
global level.The multiplatform brand consists ofSportsnet,,
Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet
Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook.Sportsnet is the
Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162
Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet is
an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and also
offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, Ultimate
Fighting Championship^®, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup
tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier
League, UEFA Champions League, UFEA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC,
CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Connected is
the network's nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage
of the day's events in the world of sports.

SOURCE Sportsnet


Media Contacts:
Jennifer Neziol, Sportsnet,, (w)
416-764-6361, (m) 416-275-9182
TC Carling, Vancouver Canucks,, (w) 604-899-4623
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