Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Communications & Sportsnet Announce 10-Year Partnership Extension
– Rogers retains naming rights of Rogers Arena through 2032-33 season –
– Sportsnet continues as exclusive regional TV and radio broadcast partner –
October 31, 2022 – Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE), Rogers Communications and Sportsnet today announced a new agreement that will see the long-time partners continue to collaborate across media and sponsorship to serve the Vancouver community through the 2032-33 season.
With this renewed partnership, Rogers Communications will maintain the naming rights of Rogers Arena, the home of the Vancouver Canucks. The landmark deal also extends the 24-year broadcast partnership agreement between the Canucks and Sportsnet, a division of Rogers Sports & Media. Canada’s #1 sports media brand remains the exclusive regional TV and radio partner of the Canucks through to 2033.
In addition to the arena naming rights, Rogers will work with Canucks Sports & Entertainment to support youth hockey in the community through various initiatives with Canucks for Kids Fund, as well as provide more experiences for Rogers customers to connect with the team they love.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Canucks Sports & Entertainment for another decade to bring hockey fans all the on-ice action, and to support the Canucks’ incredible work in the community,” said Tony Staffieri, CEO, Rogers Communications. “We share the Canucks’ commitment to help youth in sports, and we’re honoured to invest in and work alongside this storied franchise.”
“We are extremely proud and excited that Rogers Arena will remain the home of the Vancouver Canucks and that Sportsnet will continue to be the broadcast home of the Canucks,” said Francesco Aquilini, Chairman & Governor. “We are committed to keeping our fans connected to the team with quality content and in-depth coverage. Sharing our story both within the province and on the national stage is extremely important to the organization. This new deal is a foundational piece in our quest to continue to be the number one sports brand in British Columbia.”
“This is a significant milestone in the longstanding partnership between the Canucks and Rogers,” said Michael Doyle, President, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Business Operations. “Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to operate one of the top venues in North America in a world class city with some of the most passionate fans in the industry. This extension will support our pursuit of a winning culture and delivering a world Class experience for our fans and giving back to our community in so many meaningful ways. Community is a fundamental pillar of CSE, and it is important for us to align with companies that share these core values. Rogers has deep community ties and has been a great supporter of the Canucks for Kids Fund over the years. This partnership allows us to expand our outreach and continue to build strong community ties together.”
In addition to the renewed regional broadcast rights deal with the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet is the exclusive national broadcast rights partner of the NHL and home to all 82 Canucks games across TV, Sportsnet 650 and via live stream on SN NOW.
“Since the launch of our network in 1998, Sportsnet has been a proud broadcast partner of the Vancouver Canucks,” said Bart Yabsley, President of Sportsnet. “For more than 24 years, Sportsnet has had the privilege of bringing Canucks fans across British Columbia and beyond closer to their team by producing the best and most in-depth game broadcasts and team content across all our platforms. We look forward to continuing this legacy with our partners at Canucks Sports & Entertainment for the next decade.”
About Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Canucks Sports & Entertainment is Western Canada’s sports & entertainment leader providing world class entertainment in multiple venues in British Columbia. From watching one’s first NHL game to singing along with a favourite artist, Canucks Sports & Entertainment strives to create unforgettable moments that inspire, excite and unite us all. Regardless of the score, the event or the night, our goal is to provide a world class experience for you and your guests from the moment you arrive, to the end of the event.
About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers is a leading Canadian technology and media company that provides communications services and entertainment to consumers and businesses. Rogers shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For more information, please visit: www.rogers.com or http://investors.rogers.com.
Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, SN NOW, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, 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, FIBA, WWE, IndyCar, 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.