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

- 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 /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 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.

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