Rogers Arena won’t be getting a new name any time soon, and you won’t have to look elsewhere to find broadcasts of Canucks games.
Today, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, along with Rogers Communications, announced that they have reached a new agreement that will “see the long-time partners continue to collaborate across media and sponsorship to serve the Vancouver community through the 2032-33 season.”
The 10-year deal extends the 24-year broadcast partnership between the Canucks and Sportsnet, which began in 1998 with the launch of Sportsnet.
The announcement comes after the club shared yesterday that a “major news announcement” was coming down at 2:30 PM today.
After speculation this past offseason that the Canucks were considering bringing their audio-only broadcast in-house, the Canucks continued to broadcast games on Sportsnet 650, and will continue to do so for the next ten years.
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“This is a significant milestone in the longstanding partnership between the Canucks and Rogers,” said Michael Doyle, President, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Business Operations. “Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to operate one of the top venues in North America in a world class city with some of the most passionate fans in the industry. This extension will support our pursuit of a winning culture and delivering a world Class experience for our fans and giving back to our community in so many meaningful ways. Community is a fundamental pillar of CSE, and it is important for us to align with companies that share these core values. Rogers has deep community ties and has been a great supporter of the Canucks for Kids Fund over the years. This partnership allows us to expand our outreach and continue to build strong community ties together.”
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“Since the launch of our network in 1998, Sportsnet has been a proud broadcast partner of the Vancouver Canucks,” said Bart Yabsley, President of Sportsnet. “For more than 24 years, Sportsnet has had the privilege of bringing Canucks fans across British Columbia and beyond closer to their team by producing the best and most in-depth game broadcasts and team content across all our platforms. We look forward to continuing this legacy with our partners at Canucks Sports & Entertainment for the next decade.”