Sportsnet Inks Multi-Year Extension With Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers
Continuing its long-standing partnership in bringing entertainment to hockey fans in Alberta and across Canada, Sportsnet has announced a multi-year regional broadcast rights extension with the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
“As Canada’s home of hockey, we celebrate the passion Western Canadian fans have for these storied franchises and are proud to have the responsibility and privilege as their media partner,” says Bart Yabsley, President, Sportsnet. “Continuing our strong partnership with the Oilers and Flames is instrumental in our ongoing commitment to delivering the best hockey content and uniting Canadians through the game they love.”
Building on a landmark agreement that established Sportsnet as the regional broadcaster of the Oilers and Flames for the past 10 years, Canada’s No. 1 destination for hockey will continue to deliver exclusive regional coverage of Alberta’s NHL franchises.
“Oilers fans deserve the very best television broadcast possible – from production to technology, analysis and innovation, we know Sportsnet is committed to working with us to make our content a best in class experience that is true to what Oil Country hockey is all about,” says Tom Anselmi, Business President & COO, Oilers Entertainment Group. “Sportsnet has been a trusted partner for the past decade in delivering Oilers hockey to our fans and we are thrilled to continue our relationship for the next four years.”
In addition to regional rights, Sportsnet is also the national NHL broadcast rightsholder in Canada, making the network the home to every Flames and Oilers regular season game and all Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances. Televised regional broadcasts remain available to viewers in Alberta and Saskatchewan on Sportsnet West, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet Flames, and Sportsnet Oilers. Sportsnet’s coverage of the Flames and Oilers will also be available to stream regionally on SN NOW or nationally on SN NOW+ and NHL LIVE.*
“As we near the start of the 2021 NHL season with great anticipation, today’s broadcast partnership announcement with Sportsnet is ideal timing for Flames fans; so excited to see their team return to play in the newly formed North Division,” says Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation President and CEO John Bean. “We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with Sportsnet and are extremely pleased to be able to inform the C of Red that with our new agreement, they will not miss a moment of Flames action this season. Sportsnet continues to be leading-edge in delivering the very best television and radio hockey experience for Albertans and all Canadians.”