NHL statement regarding Shaw Communications
Thursday, 22.03.2007 / 12:00 AM
The NHL would like to clarify certain inaccurate statements Shaw
Communications is making regarding the black-out of NHL games. NHL teams
telecast their games in the local market only, and these games are then
made available nationally throughout Canada via an out-of-market
subscription package called NHL Centre Ice. Other than Shaw
Communications, every other major Canadian cable and satellite provider
carries NHL Centre Ice allowing its customers to watch virtually every
televised NHL game, including their local team's games via the local
rightsholder. Shaw Communications consistently has disadvantaged its
customers by refusing to make NHL games available through NHL Centre Ice.
As soon as Shaw Communications becomes an NHL Centre Ice partner, their
customers will receive the full NHL game coverage they want and deserve.