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This fall marks 10 years since Rogers and the NHL introduced a $5.2-billion rights deal that modified the best way hockey is broadcast in Canada. However after 9 seasons (and with three extra to go), Canadiens followers are nonetheless having hassle determining what channel their video games are on, so by fashionable demand, we’re bringing again this information for one more 12 months.
Not a lot has modified since final season. Sportsnet nonetheless holds the nationwide NHL rights, and so Saturday, Monday and Wednesday night video games shall be nationally televised on Rogers channels (word that this doesn’t embody late-night or afternoon video games on these days), plus all playoff video games and particular occasions just like the All-Star Sport. On Saturdays, Rogers can select between CBC, Citytv, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360 to broadcast its video games.
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Whereas prior to now the Toronto Maple Leafs got precedence for CBC on Saturday nights, this season you might even see extra of Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield on the general public broadcaster. Whereas Sportsnet can (and does) change channel assignments because the season goes on, to this point there are 12 Canadiens video games scheduled for CBC on Saturday nights, and on 9 of these events the Leafs shall be airing on Sportsnet.
As was the case final 12 months, Rogers will broadcast a complete of 32 Canadiens video games nationally this common season. The opposite 50 video games shall be broadcast regionally on TSN2 with Bryan Mudryk doing play-by-play. As traditional, these regional video games shall be blacked out west of Pembroke and Belleville, Ont.
In French, TVA has the nationwide rights so all 21 Saturday night video games, plus Wednesday’s season opener and any playoff video games (it’s early, we will nonetheless hope) shall be on TVA Sports activities with Félix Séguin on the decision. The remaining 60 video games shall be on RDS with the acquainted voice of Pierre Houde.
On radio, there’s as soon as once more a brand new voice on TSN 690, which introduced final month that Victor Findlay would be the play-by-play voice going ahead. Findlay has known as NHL and worldwide hockey video games for TSN. He succeeds Peter Ruttgaizer, who stepped in to switch Dan Robertson after Robertson turned the TV voice for the Winnipeg Jets. In French, Cogeco’s 98.5 FM will proceed to broadcast all video games with Dany Dubé and Martin McGuire.
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