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Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is a Canadian English-language sports specialty service. It was established in 1998 as CTV Sportsnet, a joint venture between CTV, Liberty Media, and Rogers Media. CTV parent Bell Globemedia
Bell Globemedia
then was required to divest its stake in the network following its 2001 acquisition of competing network TSN. Rogers then became the sole owner of Sportsnet
Sportsnet
in 2004 after it bought the remaining minority stake that was held by Fox.[1][2] The Sportsnet
Sportsnet
license comprises four 24-hour programming services; Sportsnet
Sportsnet
was originally licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as a category A service, operating as a group of regional sports networks offering programming tailored to each feed's region (in contrast to TSN, which was licensed at the time to operate as a national sports service, and could only offer limited regional opt-outs).[3] Since 2011, the service has operated under deregulated category C licensing, which allows Sportsnet
Sportsnet
to operate multiple feeds with no restrictions on alternate programming. In each region, only the local Sportsnet
Sportsnet
channel is available on analogue cable, but all four channels are available nationally via digital cable (subject to blackouts for some out-of-market teams). The four Sportsnet
Sportsnet
feeds air some common programming and simulcast major, national events, but are capable of airing programming autonomously—most prominently regional programming. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is the national cable rightsholder of the National Hockey League, and also holds regional rights to five of the league's Canadian franchises. It is also the national rightsholder of Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
in Canada (although most of ESPN's MLB broadcasts are sub-licensed to rival network TSN), and the exclusive broadcaster of the co-owned Toronto Blue Jays. It also splits regional coverage of the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and Toronto
Toronto
Raptors with TSN; Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications
and TSN's parent company Bell Canada
Bell Canada
own a joint majority stake in the teams' parent company. The Sportsnet
Sportsnet
brand has since been extended beyond the original regional channels, now encompassing the national channels Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet One
Sportsnet One
(and its regional part-time companion channels), and Sportsnet
Sportsnet
World; Sportsnet Radio
Sportsnet Radio
stations in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary; and Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Magazine. With these brand extensions, Rogers now generally uses "Sportsnet" (by itself) to denote its sports media properties as a whole, and on-air promotions for programs being carried nationally by these four regional feeds often list all four channels separately, or refer to the Sportsnet
Sportsnet
"regional" (or "main") channels, to avoid any ambiguity. However, standalone mentions of "Sportsnet" in reference to a specific channel can still generally be assumed to be referring to the four regional channels (or the specific regional channel available locally on analogue cable). According to Rogers, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is available in 8.2 million Canadian homes.[4]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Acquisition by Rogers 1.2 Expansion

1.2.1 "Fuelled By Fans" re-launch

1.3 2013–present

2 Regional feeds 3 Programming

3.1 Hockey coverage

3.1.1 National NHL contracts

3.2 Olympics coverage

4 Original programs 5 Notable on-air staff

5.1 Notable alumni

6 Other services

6.1 Internet streaming 6.2 High-definition television 6.3 Ultra high-definition television

7 References 8 Sources 9 External links

History[edit] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
was approved by the CRTC in September 1996 under the tentative name S3, with Baton Broadcasting Inc. (later renamed to CTV Inc.) holding a 40% controlling interest in the network, and 20% minority stakes held by Rogers Media
Rogers Media
and Liberty Media. The network proposed a structure with an emphasis on regional programming, operating four feeds to serve different areas of the country.[5] The network launched on October 9, 1998 as CTV Sportsnet, under the ownership of CTV, Rogers, and Liberty; the latter which owned some of the Fox Sports Net operations that Fox ran in the United States after which the channel was named.[6] The new network gained credibility before it went on the air, having acquired national cable rights to the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
from long-time holder TSN. From 1998–99 until 2001–02, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
aired NHL games to a national audience throughout the regular season, and covered first-round playoff series not involving Canadian teams. Its first live sports event was an NHL opening night telecast between the Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers
and New York Rangers. The national cable rights to the NHL returned to TSN in 2002, though Sportsnet
Sportsnet
retained regional broadcast rights for most Canadian NHL teams.[6] Acquisition by Rogers[edit] When CTV purchased NetStar, the former parent company of TSN, in 2000, the CRTC ordered CTV to sell either TSN or its stake in Sportsnet. CTV ultimately chose to retain TSN, and sell its stake in Sportsnet. The other shareholders had first right of refusal; as Rogers was the only interested party, it acquired CTV's stake in the summer of 2001, and soon after renamed it Rogers Sportsnet. During part of the transition period, during which time the channel was known as "Sportsnet", CTV was allowed to control programming on both networks, and some cross-affiliation and programs that were going to be tape-delayed on TSN, most notably figure skating, were given to Sportsnet.[citation needed] In 2004, Rogers then bought the remaining 20 percent stake from Fox.[1][7] While Sportsnet
Sportsnet
had been based there from the beginning, TSN's operations would move to CTV's suburban Toronto
Toronto
complex, 9 Channel Nine Court, following the acquisition. This led to some peculiarities related to the fact that the two rival sports channels were only separated by a "parking lot", leading to jokes and references from both networks. On April 30, 2008, Rogers Sportsnet
Sportsnet
moved its broadcast operations from 9 Channel Nine Court
9 Channel Nine Court
to the Rogers Building, a cluster of buildings in the Mount Pleasant-Jarvis Street area of Downtown Toronto.[citation needed] Expansion[edit] In 2010, Rogers began to extend the Sportsnet
Sportsnet
brand beyond the original regional networks with the August 14 launch of Rogers Sportsnet One
Sportsnet One
– a national companion channel promising 800 hours of live events per year. The channel was also accompanied by additional part-time feeds to serve as overflow channels for its regional NHL coverage.[8]

Sportsnet's original "Player" logo maintained the same basic form until 2011. The logos are of pre-launch, 1998–2001, 2001–2010, and 2010–2011

In January 2011, Rogers' sports radio stations, CJCL
CJCL
Toronto
Toronto
("The Fan 590") and CFAC
CFAC
Calgary
Calgary
("The Fan 960"), were rebranded as "Sportsnet Radio Fan 590" and " Sportsnet Radio
Sportsnet Radio
Fan 960" respectively. Critics speculated that the Sportsnet Radio
Sportsnet Radio
branding was intended to increase synergy with its television counterparts, upon rumors that TSN would be launching a sports radio network of its own.[9] In July 2011, Rogers announced that it would be rebranding its premium international sports channel Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
Canada as "Sportsnet World" on October 3, 2011 – a move that would allow the channel better opportunities for cross-promotion with other Sportsnet services. As part of the transition, Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
sold its minority ownership interest in the channel to MLM Management.[10][11] On September 29, 2011, Rogers published the first issue of Sportsnet Magazine, a bi-weekly sports magazine positioned "for Canadian sports fans", covering professional sports from a Canadian perspective. Sports writer Stephen Brunt left his position at The Globe and Mail newspaper to become the magazine's back page columnist.[12] "Fuelled By Fans" re-launch[edit] On October 3, 2011, Rogers Sportsnet
Sportsnet
underwent a major rebranding, introducing a revamped logo and visual appearance designed in conjunction with Troika Design Group, and a new image campaign ("Fuelled By Fans"). Additionally, the network's official name was shortened to just Sportsnet. The new logo does not incorporate the previous "player" emblem that had been used in the network's branding since its original launch, as research performed by Rogers indicated that its association with Sportsnet
Sportsnet
did not resonate well with viewers. The redesign of Sportsnet
Sportsnet
was overseen by Dean Bender, who served as the network's creative director upon its original launch as CTV Sportsnet.[13][14] 2013–present[edit] On August 25, 2012, Rogers announced that it would acquire the television assets of Score Media, owners of The Score Television Network (a competing sports network which primarily airs sports news and highlights, alongside event coverage), in a transaction valued at $167 million. The acquisition itself closed on October 19, 2012, at which point Score Media's digital assets (including its website and mobile apps) were spun off into another company, theScore Inc., in which Rogers Media
Rogers Media
would retain a 10% interest. Score Media's TV properties were immediately placed into a blind trust, under trustee Peter Viner, pending final CRTC approval.[15][16] Rogers plans to continue running the network as a sports news service.[17] The acquisition and Rogers' proposed amendments (which included a reduction in the frequency of sports updates during live events) were approved by the CRTC on April 30, 2013; the same day, The Score also began to air more Sportsnet-produced programming, including a simulcast of CJCL's afternoon show Tim & Sid and Hockey Central Playoff Extra. However, the CRTC rejected the use of a proposed winter sports competition, the Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Winter Games, for its tangible benefits requirements.[18][19] On June 4, 2013, Rogers announced that The Score would be rebranded as a Sportsnet
Sportsnet
channel; the channel changed its name to Sportsnet 360
Sportsnet 360
on July 1, 2013.[20] Regional feeds[edit] Similarly to regional sports networks in the United States, Sportsnet is operated in four regional feeds. While the feeds carry national programming as well, they primarily broadcast sporting events tailored to the region they serve. The four regional feeds are listed in the table below. All four feeds are available in both standard and high definition formats. Although cable providers in Canada are permitted to carry only the local Sportsnet
Sportsnet
feed on analogue cable packages, all four feeds can be carried on digital television services. However, in some instances, programming on the out-of-market Sportsnet
Sportsnet
feeds, particularly regional NHL games, are blacked out due to league restrictions on teams' regional broadcast rights. Since the revival of the Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets
in 2011, regional Flames and Oilers games on Sportsnet
Sportsnet
West have also been blacked out in Manitoba, despite it being the "local" Sportsnet
Sportsnet
feed for that province.

Channel Description and programming Broadcast Area

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Pacific Regional feed for British Columbia
British Columbia
and the Yukon; airs regional Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
games.

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
West Regional feed for the Prairies, the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
and Nunavut; airs regional Calgary
Calgary
Flames and Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
games except in the Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets
region.

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Ontario Regional feed for most of Ontario; airs regional Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs games.

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
East Regional feed for eastern Ontario, Quebec
Quebec
and Atlantic Canada.

Programming[edit]

Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun
Gregg Zaun
providing Sportsnet
Sportsnet
coverage of a Toronto
Toronto
Blue Jays game in 2011

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is the main television outlet for Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
in Canada: it is the exclusive television outlet for the Toronto
Toronto
Blue Jays (which are also owned by Rogers), airing all of its games and other Blue Jays-related programming throughout the season. It also holds Canadian rights to Fox Saturday Baseball, the All-Star Game and the postseason (through Fox, TBS and MLB International). Sportsnet also carries other MLB games simulcast from U.S. regional sports networks. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
began airing National Football League
National Football League
games Starting with the 2005 season, splitting late games across the Pacific and West feeds, and the East and Ontario
Ontario
feeds. The games not shown in the opposite regions were carried regionally by City. It also had rights to Thursday Night Football and the American Thanksgiving games. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
lost all NFL broadcasting rights for the 2017 season. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
carries a large amount of soccer programming; it has been the Canadian broadcaster of the English Premier League
English Premier League
since 1998, and also held rights to the UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
and Europa League.[21] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
lost UEFA coverage to TSN for 2015,[22] but gained rights to Bundesliga
Bundesliga
matches beginning in the 2015-16 season.[23] Sportsnet aired the Amway Canadian Championship, an annual competition featuring Canada's five professional soccer teams – Toronto
Toronto
FC, Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FC Edmonton, and Ottawa Fury FC, until TSN acquired full rights in 2017. In 2006, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
aired coverage of the FIFA World Cup as part of a consortium with TSN and CTV.[24] From 2011 through 2014, beginning with the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, CBC sub-licensed cable rights to FIFA tournaments to Sportsnet, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[25] Since the acquisition of the City stations (known as Citytv at the time of the acquisition) by Rogers, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
began providing sports updates for those channels in some cases, although certain stations retain their own sports departments. In the event of programming conflicts, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
has occasionally moved Calgary
Calgary
Flames, Edmonton Oilers or Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
games to the local City station, although the network's current preference is to use Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One's companion channels for this purpose instead.[citation needed] On February 8, 2011, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
announced that it had signed a multi-year deal with Tennis Canada
Tennis Canada
to acquire early round rights to the Rogers Cup. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
also acquired rights to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and ATP World Tour 500 series
ATP World Tour 500 series
events.[26] As per an extension of Rogers' sponsorship rights to the tournament, Sportsnet holds sole rights to the Rogers Cup beginning in 2016.[27] In 2016, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
lost the ATP tours to TSN, but it still maintains exclusive rights to the Rogers Cup, as well as the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
and Fed Cup.[28] In August 2012, Rogers acquired ownership of the Grand Slam of Curling series from Insight Sports via Sportsnet, adding coverage of its events to the network. CBC Sports
CBC Sports
continues to provide sub-licensed coverage of weekend draws in selected Grand Slam events.[29][30] In February 2013, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
announced that it would become the official Canadian broadcaster of the IndyCar Series
IndyCar Series
beginning in the 2013 season in a five-year deal with the series. The new contract includes broadcasts on Sportsnet's networks and City, and French rights sub-licensed to TVA Sports. That season, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
also originated coverage from the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
and Honda Indy Toronto, with Bill Adam, Todd Lewis and Rob Faulds. Canadian driver Paul Tracy
Paul Tracy
joined Sportsnet
Sportsnet
as an analyst.[31] In May 2013, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
reached a six-year deal for rights to the national championships of U Sports
U Sports
(then known as Canadian Interuniversity Sport), including coverage of the Vanier Cup.[32] Hockey coverage[edit] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is a major broadcaster of National Hockey League
National Hockey League
games; the network is the current national cable rightsholder to the league, and regularly airs nationally televised games on Wednesday, Saturday nights as part of Hockey Night in Canada, and Sunday nights as part of Rogers Hometown Hockey. Sportsnet
Sportsnet
is also a major regional broadcaster of the NHL; its four regional feeds carry regional telecasts of five of the seven Canadian franchises, including the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs on Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Ontario
Ontario
(split with TSN4
TSN4
beginning in 2014-15; Rogers and Bell Canada
Bell Canada
own a joint, majority stake in the team's parent company Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment),[33] the Calgary
Calgary
Flames and Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
on Sportsnet
Sportsnet
West, and the Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
on Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Pacific.[33] In January 2014, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
lost the Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
to TSN, who acquired regional rights to the team in English and French under a 12-year deal, beginning in the 2014-15 season.[34] In September 2014, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
announced its acquisition of regional English-language television rights to the Montreal Canadiens under a 3-year deal, replacing the Senators on Sportsnet
Sportsnet
East and succeeding TSN as regional rightsholder, until 2016-17.[33][35] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
holds the rights to the Canadian Hockey League
Canadian Hockey League
under a 12-year deal renewed in the 2014-15 season. Its coverage includes a package of national broadcasts from the CHL's member leagues, coverage of the CHL Canada/Russia Series
CHL Canada/Russia Series
and the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, along with coverage of the season-ending Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
tournament.[36] National NHL contracts[edit] Main article: NHL on Sportsnet

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
covering the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

From its launch through 2002, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
was the national cable broadcaster of the NHL in Canada, displacing the rival TSN; it aired a package of Tuesday night games, along with coverage of non-Canadian matchups from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.[6] On November 26, 2013, Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications
announced that it had reached a 12-year deal to become the exclusive national rightsholder for the National Hockey League, again displacing TSN, along with CBC, a deal which began in the 2014-15 season. Valued at $5.2 billion and covering both television and digital media rights to the league, the value of the contract surpassed the league's most recent U.S. rights deal with NBC. Alongside its existing regional rights, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
now airs Scotiabank Wednesday Night Hockey, along with games during Hockey Night in Canada.[37][38][39][40][41] Olympics coverage[edit] In early 2005, Rogers Media
Rogers Media
and CTVglobemedia
CTVglobemedia
jointly acquired broadcast rights to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as the London
London
2012 Summer Olympics. This was considered a serious coup, as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
(CBC) had consistently won Olympic broadcast rights from the 1996 Summer Olympics
1996 Summer Olympics
through to the 2008 Summer Olympics. CTV and V were the primary broadcasters; Sportsnet, TSN and RDS provided supplementary coverage. Rogers announced in 2011 that it would not bid with CTVglobemedia's predecessor Bell Media
Bell Media
for the rights to the 2014 and 2016 games, citing scheduling and financial issues. While Bell Media
Bell Media
did attempt to partner with the CBC in 2011 to bid for coverage,[42] CBC reached a deal of its own in August 2012, winning the rights to the 2014 and 2016 Games.[43] On February 7, 2013, CBC announced that it had reached deals with Sportsnet
Sportsnet
and TSN for both networks to become their official cable partners, beginning at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[44][45] CBC will continue this sub-licensing agreement through the 2020 Summer Olympics.[46][47] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
televised coverage of the 2015 Pan-American Games, also as part of a sub-license with CBC; it aired coverage of the soccer tournaments, as well as a Men's basketball semi-final game involving Canada.[48][49] Original programs[edit]

Sportsnet Central
Sportsnet Central
– The daily sports news/highlights program of Sportsnet. Hosted by various personalities. Formerly known as Sportscentral, Sportsnetnews, and Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Connected. Hockey Central – News and reports from the NHL. Hosted by Daren Millard, and features hockey analysts Nick Kypreos, Bill Watters and Gord Stellick. Hockey Central at Noon – Simulcast from CJCL; News and reports from the NHL. Hosted by Millard and features either Nick Kypreos
Nick Kypreos
or Bill Berg as co-host. Premier League Matchday – News and reports from the Canadian and world soccer scene and highlights from matches from all the major leagues in Europe and around the world with Gerry Dobson and Craig Forrest. Tim & Sid - sports talk program hosted by Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro.[50]

Notable on-air staff[edit]

David Amber (also with CBC Sports) Colby Armstrong Caroline Cameron Jamie Campbell Anthony Carelli Don Cherry
Don Cherry
(also with CBC Sports) Bob Cole Sam Cosentino Damien Cox Rob Faulds Brad Fay Craig Forrest Elliotte Friedman
Elliotte Friedman
(also with CBC Sports) Martine Gaillard Garry Galley John Garrett Kelly Hrudey Jim Hughson Nick Kypreos Doug MacLean Ron MacLean
Ron MacLean
(also with CBC Sports) Hazel Mae Jeff Marek Buck Martinez Bob McCown Daren Millard Greg Millen Dan Murphy Scott Oake
Scott Oake
(also with CBC Sports) Evanka Osmak Darren Pang Gene Principe Kevin Quinn Dave Randorf Paul Romanuk John Shannon John Shorthouse Dan Shulman (also with ESPN) Christine Simpson Craig Simpson Gord Stellick Pat Tabler Jason York

Notable alumni[edit] This list includes the all time Sportsnet 360
Sportsnet 360
staff dated to its days as The Score.

Dean Brown (at TSN Radio
TSN Radio
1200) Hugh Burrill James Cybulski Gerry Dee Chantal Desjardins Darren Dreger (at TSN) Erin Hawksworth (at WJLA-TV) Glenn Healy Mike Johnson (at TSN) Steve Kouleas (at TSN) Deb Matejicka Gabriel Morency (at The Fight Network) Arda Ocal Sara Orlesky (at TSN) Renee Paquette (at WWE
WWE
as Renee Young[51]) Rick Ralph Jackie Redmond (at NHL Network) Cabral "Cabbie" Richards (at TSN) P.J. Stock George Stroumboulopoulos Don Taylor (at TSN Radio
TSN Radio
1040) Adnan Virk (at ESPN) Gregg Zaun

Other services[edit] Internet streaming[edit] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
operates a TV Everywhere
TV Everywhere
service known as Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Now, which streams the programming of the Sportsnet
Sportsnet
regional channels, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One, and Sportsnet
Sportsnet
360. On March 31, 2016, Rogers announced that Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Now would be made available without a television subscription as a subscription-based over-the-top streaming service, priced at $24.99 per-month. the service remains free to authenticated subscribers to Sportsnet
Sportsnet
on participating providers.[52] High-definition television[edit] Sportsnet
Sportsnet
operates four high-definition feeds, one for each regional channel. Originally, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
operated one national feed that consisted primarily of a simulcast of Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Ontario, carrying nationally televised events, or separate content from other regional feeds. That feed was launched on September 1, 2003. In 2007, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
began using a second high-definition feed in order to broadcast select Vancouver Canucks, Calgary
Calgary
Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
hockey games in HD, beginning in the 2007–08 NHL season,[53] activated only in the regions where a game is set to be televised. On January 26, 2009, the national HD feed was replaced by individual HD feeds for each region. Ultra high-definition television[edit] On October 5, 2015, Rogers announced that it planned to produce 101 sports telecasts in 4K ultra-high-definition format in 2016, including all Toronto
Toronto
Blue Jays home games, and "marquee" NHL games beginning in January 2016. These broadcasts are offered via 4K event channels on participating television providers.[54][55] On January 14, 2016, in cooperation with BT Sport, Sportsnet
Sportsnet
broadcast the first ever NBA
NBA
game produced in 4K, and the first live sporting event in 4K in Canadian history—a Toronto
Toronto
Raptors/ Orlando Magic
Orlando Magic
game at O2 Arena in London. Sportsnet's first domestic 4K telecast, a Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs/Montreal Canadiens game, aired January 23, 2016.[56][57] References[edit]

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Sources[edit]

" TSN2
TSN2
adds Sunday Night Baseball
Sunday Night Baseball
to its lineup". TSN.ca. Retrieved May 23, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Official website

v t e

Rogers Communications

Corporate directors [2]

Bonnie Brooks David Peterson Edward S. Rogers III Charles Sirois

Fixed-line telecommunications

Rogers Cable Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Rogers Telecom

Mobile telecommunications

Chatr Cityfone Glentel (partial) Fido Solutions Rogers Wireless

Magazines

Canadian Business Chatelaine (English) Châtelaine
Châtelaine
(French) Flare glow L'actualité LOU LOU Maclean's Marketing The Medical Post MoneySense Profit Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Magazine Today's Parent

Television

Conventional television

City

Stations CITY-DT CHMI-DT CJNT-DT CKAL-DT CKEM-DT CKVU-DT

Omni Television

Stations CFMT-DT CHNM-DT CJCO-DT CJEO-DT CJMT-DT

Other

Hockey Night in Canada5

Cable television

City

City Saskatchewan

Omni Television

Omni Regional

Sportsnet

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
360 Sportsnet
Sportsnet
regional channels

East Ontario West Pacific

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One Sportsnet
Sportsnet
PPV

WWE
WWE
Network

Sportsnet
Sportsnet
World

MLSE

Leafs Nation Network NBA
NBA
TV Canada

Other channels

Cable 141 CPAC FX FXX OLN Rogers TV1 TV Rogers
TV Rogers
(French)1 The Shopping Channel

Radio stations

AM

CFAC CFFR CFTR CIRS CISL CIWW CJCL CKAT CKGL CKWX

FM

CFGP-FM CFLT-FM CFRV-FM CHAS-FM CHBN-FM CHST-FM CHDI-FM CHEZ-FM CHFI-FM CHFM-FM CHMN-FM CHTT-FM CHUR-FM CHYM-FM CIKR-FM CIKZ-FM CIOC-FM CISQ-FM CISS-FM CITI-FM CJAQ-FM CJAX-FM CJET-FM CJMX-FM CJNI-FM CJOK-FM CJQM-FM CJQQ-FM CJRQ-FM CJRX-FM CKBY-FM CKER-FM CKFX-FM CKGB-FM CKIS-FM CKIZ-FM CKKS-FM CKMH-FM CKQC-FM CKSR-FM CKXC-FM CKY-FM CKYX-FM WLYK2

Networks

Jack FM
Jack FM
(most Canadian stations) Sportsnet
Sportsnet
Radio

Other assets

Hockey Night in Canada3 Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (37.5%) Rogers Bank Rogers Media Spring Fishing Show Texture (partial) Toronto
Toronto
Blue Jays Vuguru

Facilities

Owned

33 Dundas Street East 545 Lake Shore Boulevard West Rogers Building Rogers Centre Rogers Park

Sponsored

Rogers Arena Rogers K-Rock Centre Rogers Place

Leased

Canadian Broadcasting Centre4

Acquisitions and historic brands

Direct acquisitions

Aurora Cable Internet Cable Atlantic CHUM Limited
CHUM Limited
(City only) Maclean-Hunter Mobilicity Moffat Communications ( CKY-FM
CKY-FM
& CITI-FM) Selkirk Communications Newton Cable Score Media Sprint Canada

Systems resold by Shaw

Classicomm Fundy Cable Graham Cable Mountain Cablevision Trillium Cable

Defunct channels and brands

CityNews Channel Viewers Choice MSNBC Canada G4 GolTV Rogers Plus Shomi Viceland

Some assets listed above are only partially owned by Rogers Communications. Refer to each individual article for detailed information.

1Community channels owned (or part-owned) by Rogers Cable 2U.S. border station operated by Rogers under a local marketing agreement 3Brand used under license from the CBC. 4Studio 41 and its eighth floor offices are leased from the CBC for its NHL coverage. 5Part-time network broadcast over the same stations as CBC Television; see CRTC Decision 2015-154

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Sports television in Canada

Broadcast networks

Full sports divisions

CBC Sports Radio-Canada Sports

Occasional or U.S. simulcasts only

City CTV Global TVA V CHCH

Mainstream specialty

English

Sportsnet

One East Ontario West Pacific 360

TSN

1 2 3 4 5

French

Réseau des sports RDS2 TVA Sports

2 3

Sports news / information

English

FNTSY Sports Network

French

RDS Info

Niche specialty (English)

Archival

ESPN
ESPN
Classic

Sport-specific

ATN Cricket Plus ATN DD Sports beIN Sports EuroWorld Sport Fight Network HPItv Leafs Nation Network MAVTV Canada NBA
NBA
TV Canada Sportsnet
Sportsnet
World Ten Cricket WWE
WWE
Network

Lifestyle and recreation

Wild TV World Fishing Network

Occasional broadcasts

Commonwealth Broadcasting Network EastLink TV Rogers TV Shaw TV YourTV

Defunct

Breakaway PPV Canadian Football Network Fox Sports World Canada GolTV NHL Network Sens TV WTSN X-Treme Sports

Foreign

Afro Sports (USA) Big Ten Network
Big Ten Network
(USA) CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network
(USA) Fox Sports Racing (USA) Golf Channel
Golf Channel
(USA) KHL-TV (Russia) MLB Network
MLB Network
(USA) NFL Network
NFL Network
(USA) Sport Plus (Greece)

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Toronto
Toronto
Raptors

Founded in 1995 Based in Toronto, Ontario

Franchise

Franchise Expansion draft All-time roster Seasons Records Draft history Head coaches Broadcasters Current season

Arenas

SkyDome Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
(alternate and interim home) Copps Coliseum (alternate and interim home) Air Canada Centre BioSteel Centre
BioSteel Centre
(practice facility)

General managers

Thomas Grunwald McCloskey (interim) Babcock Embry (interim) Colangelo Ujiri Weltman Webster

G League affiliate

Raptors 905

Administration

Owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment President & General Manager Masai Ujiri Head coach Dwane Casey

Division Championships (4)

2007 2014 2015 2016

Culture and lore

Naismith Cup Toronto
Toronto
Huskies Drake "Jurassic Park"

Media

TV NBA
NBA
TV TSN TSN2 Sportsnet Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One Radio Sportsnet
Sportsnet
590 TSN Radio
TSN Radio
1050 Announcers Matt Devlin Leo Rautins Jack Armstrong Sherman Hamilton Paul Jones Eric Smith

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Hockey Night in Canada

Related programs

La Soirée du hockey Don Cherry's Rock'Em Sock'em Hockey NHL on Sportsnet
NHL on Sportsnet
(commentators)

Reality programs

Making the Cut: Last Man Standing Kraft Hockeyville

Non-NHL programs

American Hockey League Howie Meeker's Hockey School Olympics on CBC (commentators)

Related articles

Canada Russia '72 Stanley Cup Finals television ratings Canadian Broadcasting Centre Rogers Communications

Television coverage

CBC City FX Canada Omni Sportsnet Sportsnet
Sportsnet
One Sportsnet
Sportsnet
360 TVA

Production companies

CNR Radio
CNR Radio
(1931–1933) Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (1933–1936) CBC Sports
CBC Sports
(1936–2014) Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications
(2014–present)

Radio coverage

CNR Radio
CNR Radio
(1931–1933) Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (1933–1936) CBC Radio
CBC Radio
(1936–1976) Rogers Radio
Rogers Radio
(2014–present)

American simulcasters

SportsChannel America NHL Network (1975–79) NHL Network

Commentators

All-Star Game Outdoor games

Postseason

Stanley Cup playoffs (Original Six era) Stanley Cup Finals

Commentators by season

1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Stanley Cup Finals

1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 (Games 1–2) 1986 (Games 3–5) 1987 (Games 1–2, 6–7) 1988 (Games 3–4a, 4b) 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

All-Star Game

1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1994 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2015 2016 2017 2018

Outdoor games

Heritage Classic

2003 2011 2014 2016

Winter Classic

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016

Stadium Series

2014 2015

Music

"The Hockey Theme"

Sponsors

Imperial Oil Labatt Molson

Culture

Coach's Corner Doubleheader Peter Puck Three stars

Lore

1976 Flyers–Red Army game Easter Epic Good Friday Massacre Miracle on Manchester The Monday Night Miracle

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Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
on national television

Contract history

Blackout policy American broadcasting contracts Canadian broadcasting contracts Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961

Broadcast partners

ABC CBS DuMont Fox NBC

Pay television carriers

ESPN FS1 TBS USA

MLB owned & operated entities

The Baseball Network Extra Innings MLB Network

General media

Game of the Week Monday Night Wednesday Night Thursday Night Sunday Night

Local broadcasters

Current announcers Historical over-the-air television broadcasters

Regional sports networks

NBC Sports Fox Sports Networks SNY SportsChannel YES Network

Superstations

WGN Sports
WGN Sports
(Chicago Cubs and White Sox)

News television series

Baseball Tonight Major League Baseball: An Inside Look Race for the Pennant This Week in Baseball

MLB Network
MLB Network
programs

Intentional Talk MLB Tonight Hot Stove Quick Pitch

Specialty programming

The Baseball Bunch Baseball IQ Baseball's Seasons Home Run Derby Kiner's Korner Yankeeography

Reality television series

The Club The Franchise

Rebroadcasts

ESPN
ESPN
Classic Mets Classics Yankees Classics

Broadcasters by event

World Series (television ratings) ALCS NLCS All-Star Game ALDS NLDS

International coverage

MLB International

Australia

ESPN
ESPN
Australia Fox Sports One

Britain

BT Sport

Canada

RDS Sportsnet TSN TVA Sports

Latin America

ESPN Fox Sports

Brazil

ESPN
ESPN
Brasil Fox Sports

Japan

Fuji TV NHK TBS

Landmark events

Cable television Broadcasting firsts Telecasts technology

Miscellaneous

Instant replay

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