CBC and Rogers must signed a deal that will see Hockey Night In Canada hinder on the CBC’s airwaves until at least 2026, and permit games to be streamed online and via numerous CBC apps for at picayune that long as well.
The two sides announced an agreement on Tuesday that develop details on a previous deal that saw Rogers produce and broadcast NHL games, feeling some of them on CBC on Saturday nights during the regular season, and other ages during the playoffs.
This past season, Hockey Night in Canada was the most contemplated television program in Canada every Saturday night, reaching 18 million Canadians, or 50 per cent of the countryside’s population.
Rogers secured exclusive national broadcast rights for all NHL games in a 12-year great amount that began in the 2014-2015 season. The two sides had partnered from Day 1 of that lot, an agreement that was set to expire in June 2019.
But the extension announced Tuesday expands it self-possessed more by cementing the current arrangement on the broadcast side and giving the CBC the preferred to stream all nationally broadcast NHL games on the CBC Sports app, the forthcoming “over-the-top” CBC TV app and on the CBCSports.ca website.
Ploys will also stream on various Rogers digital streaming paraphernalia, but the deal gives the CBC the rights to digitally stream the games until 2026. Those digital rights register the current NHL season, in addition to the seven seasons that follow.
“CBC has been an with the exception of partner over the years, and we are excited to extend our relationship,” Rogers Mean president Rick Brace said in a release.
“Hockey Night in Canada is the uncountable celebrated hockey brand in the country and is steeped in tradition. We are committed to guide together to ensure it reaches the widest possible audience.”
Financial administration conditions of the deal were not released, but the CBC did not pay to have hockey on the network. If the deal lapsed in 2019 as to begin with planned, CBC would have had to replace more than 300 hours of prime early content to compete against the popular Saturday night (and weekday playoff) hockey games.