Sportsnet extends broadcast deal with Canadian Hockey League
Toronto-based Sportsnet has signed a 12-year extension of its broadcast agreement with the Canadian Hockey League. Under the terms of the agreement, the specialty channel will continue to be the exclusive broadcaster of the league in Canada through the 2025-26 season. The deal includes television, online and mobile rights that will encompass approximately 50 CHL games each year, including playoff games and the Memorial Cup. Sportsnet has also reached a 12-year sub-licensing agreement on behalf of TVA Sports for exclusive French-language multiplatform rights for CHL games. Sportsnet has been broadcasting CHL games since the channel's debut in 1998.
"We are committed to serving hockey fans and growing the game of hockey across Canada like never before," said Sportsnet president Scott Moore. "In combination with our ground-breaking NHL agreement, this cements Sportsnet as Canada's home of hockey. Our partnership with the CHL is a strong and important one. Together, we will build on the already strong foundation of our Friday Night Hockey brand and weave the CHL even deeper into the fabric of Canadian hockey culture. In addition to our game coverage, we will continue to tell the stories of major junior hockey in Canada, build stars and remain with them on their journey through the NHL."