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

February 12, 2013

News Releases

– 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 Room

VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – 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 1998.

“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 Communications
  • 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 Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local,
regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists
of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, 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