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Sportsnet Offers Fans More Leafs Action Through New Interactive Livestream on YouTube

November 23, 2021

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Hockey fans can now ‘Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle’ every Saturday night on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel  

TORONTO, Nov 23, 2021 –  Sportsnet, the home of hockey in Canada, and YouTube Canada have teamed up to bring more interactive Toronto Maple Leafs action to YouTube. Throughout the 2021-2022 NHL season, Leafs fans can watch Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada matchup on the Sportsnet YouTube channel. Each livestream will be hosted by Sportsnet analyst and YouTube creator Steve Dangle along with featured guests and hockey enthusiasts.

Renowned by hockey fans for his exuberant reaction videos, and fresh weekly video series’ like Hat-Picks, Dang-Its, and Trade Trees, Sportsnet’s Steve Dangle has built a dedicated, loyal community of followers on YouTube. The debut of ‘Watch a Game with Steve Dangle’ throughout the 2021 NHL Playoffs generated nearly 5 million views on YouTube.

Viewers will enjoy several only-on-YouTube features as part of the livestream, including the live chat feature and in-game polls, allowing fans to get in on the action and interact with the host and each other throughout the game. Fans who missed the livesteam will also be able to watch it back, any time on the Sportsnet YouTube channel. 

“As the premier holder of NHL content rights in Canada, with an  impressive roster of hockey experts, and fan-favourite personalities, Sportsnet is the perfect partner to offer this unique viewing experience to Canadian hockey fans on YouTube,” said Soneeka Patel, Broadcast and Sport Partnerships Lead at YouTube Canada. “YouTube is a primary destination for sports fans around the world who turn to the platform to get their fix of game highlights, athlete interviews and sports news coverage. Now Canadian hockey fans have access to even more sports content through this interactive live broadcast experience on the Sportsnet YouTube channel.”    

“YouTube is an important part of Sportsnet’s content strategy, giving us more opportunities to reach sport fans across the country in new and exciting ways,’ said Sam Nasrawi, Sr. Director of Original Content, Sportsnet. “Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle offers Leafs fans a new Saturday night tradition. Nobody exudes the highs and lows of NHL hockey quite like Steve, and this  livestream allows fans to buckle up for an emotional rollercoaster ride and share that journey along with him, the same way you would with your best friends in real life. Plus, I think it’s good therapy for Steve.”

Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle will air 23 times throughout the regular season, during every Saturday night Leafs game. All livestreams begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. 

GAME SCHEDULE 

  • Saturday, Nov 13, Toronto @ Buffalo 
  • Saturday, Nov 20, Pittsburgh @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Dec 4, Toronto @ Minnesota
  • Saturday, Dec 11, Chicago @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Dec 18, Toronto @ Vancouver 
  • Saturday, Jan 1, Toronto @ Seattle 
  • Saturday, Jan 8, Toronto @ Colorado
  • Saturday, Jan 15, Toronto @ St. Louis
  • Saturday, Jan 22, NY Islanders @Toronto
  • Saturday, Jan 29, Toronto @ Detroit
  • Saturday, Feb 26, Detroit @ Toronto
  • Saturday, Mar 5, Vancouver @ Toronto
  • Saturday, Mar 19, Toronto @ Nashville
  • Saturday, April 2, Toronto @ Montreal
  • Saturday, April 9, Toronto @ Philadelphia
  • Saturday, April 16, Montreal @ Toronto
  • Saturday, April 22, Toronto @ Florida

HOW TO WATCH

ABOUT YOUTUBE:
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ABOUT SPORTSNET
Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Uniting Canadians through sport, Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of 4 regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet NOW, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, IndyCar, WWE, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca.