TSN Announces 2007/08 NHL National Broadcast Package
TSN unveiled its 70-game NHL
on TSN national broadcast package for the 2007/08 regular season, highlighted
by increased coverage of the six Canadian clubs.
televise 40 regular season games featuring Canadian teams, up from 36 last
season, while three-quarters of TSN’s weekly Wednesday Night Hockey games
involve a Canadian club. The NHL on TSN schedule also includes three
all-Canadian match-ups, the North American opening night tilt between two
Canadian clubs, and a minimum of five games for each of the six Canadian teams.
have more than half the telecasts airing in High Definition, combined with
post-season coverage of the first three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
NHL on TSN
coverage gets underway on October 3 the first night of the season in North
with the battle of
@ Toronto. TSN’s additional two all-Canadian match-ups are
Edmonton @ Vancouver on November 14 and
Montreal @ Toronto on November 27.
enjoyed one of its most successful NHL broadcast seasons ever last year, which
saw Playoff audiences increase 11 per cent throughout the first three rounds, while
the regular season was the network’s second-most watched NHL campaign in 11
years. In addition, two NHL on TSN broadcasts last year cracked the
network’s Top 10 list of most watched NHL games, including the season opener
@ Toronto with 1.33 million viewers.
highlights of the 2007/08 NHL on TSN schedule include: eight doubleheaders, six
Original Six match-ups, four
schedule’ games, allowing TSN to televise the best possible match-ups and 13
games featuring last season’s Hart-Ross-Pearson trophies winner Sidney Crosby
and the Pittsburgh Penguins
Montreal Canadiens headline the NHL on TSN Canadian broadcast schedule with 13
games, followed by seven
Toronto games, six
match-ups each for
Edmonton, and five games for
Vancouver. TSN will
also televise additional Maple Leafs regional games this season, with the
schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.
TSN’s coverage, NHL Network will air 40 live NHL games during the 2007/08
regular season, including a ‘Game-of-the-Week’ match-up and the popular ‘Fan Favorite’
game, giving viewers the opportunity to choose which games they want to
watch. In addition, NHL Network will televise 12 pre-season games, while
the network’s signature show, NHL On The Fly, returns nightly from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m. ET, giving hockey fans live look-ins to NHL games all across the