HOW MANY GAMES WILL BE TELEVISED THIS SEASON?
This season all 82 regular season games will be televised.
- 14 on CBC
- 10 on TSN
- 45 on Sportsnet Pacific
- 13 on Rogers Sportsnet ONE (aka Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey on game nights)
In addition 7 Pre-season games will be televised.
- 1 on CBC
- 1 on TSN
- 3 on Sportsnet Pacific
- 2 on Rogers Sportsnet ONE
WHICH GAMES WILL BE SEEN NATIONALLY?
CBC & TSN games are seen Nationally (24 games this season)
WHICH GAMES WILL BE SEEN REGIONALLY?
Sportsnet Pacific games can be seen in BC & Yukon only, unless a person outside of the Canucks broadcast territory (BC/Yukon) subscribes to NHL Centre Ice.
Rogers Sportsnet ONE (Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey) games can be seen in BC & Yukon only, unless a person outside of the Canucks broadcast territory (BC/Yukon) subscribe to NHL Centre Ice.
I LIVE OUTSIDE OF BC/YUKON. WHY ARE CANUCKS GAMES BLACKED OUT IN MY AREA?
Broadcast territories are set by the NHL, not the individual teams. These territories are in place to ensure teams have the ability to sell the broadcast rights to their games, without competition from other team’s broadcasts in their market.
HOW CAN I WATCH CANUCKS GAMES OUTSIDE OF BC/YUKON?
Aside from the 24 games carried Nationally, viewers outside the Canucks territory (BC/Yukon) would need to subscribe to the NHL Centre Ice package. NHLCI is designed to serve those fans living outside a team’s territory. In other words, if you live in Calgary but want to watch Canucks, Detroit, Anaheim games, you would need NHLCI. NHLCI would NOT provide you additional Calgary games. It only provides out of market games.
HOW CAN I WATCH CANUCKS GAMES ON LINE?
Games being carried on CBC, can also be viewed at cbc.ca. Games being carried by Sportsnet Pacific and Sportsnet ONE, can be viewed on canucks.com (please note, some restrictions do apply). Games that are streamed on Canucks.com are gated, as they are restricted to the Canucks territory (BC/Yukon) only, just as a televised game would be.
WHAT IS SPORTSNET ONE?
Rogers Sportsnet ONE is a national channel that has the ability to regionalize when airing games that require them to do so. In other words, they are able to air Blue Jays (MLB) games Nationally as they are National rightsholders with MLB.
However, on a night when they are airing a Canucks game, they must adhere to the broadcast territory restrictions imposed by the NHL and broadcast only into BC & Yukon. Viewers of Sportsnet ONE, outside of BC/Yukon will see alternate programming in their area. This format is no different than what Sportsnet was doing before, in that some programming ran Nationally (across all 4 of their Regions), and programming reverted to Region specific when required (NHL games).
WHICH CABLE/SATELLITE COMPANIES HAVE SPORTSNET ONE?
Rogers Sportsnet ONE is being carried by some service providers on a free preview basis until Oct. 31st. After this time, only those service providers having come to agreement with Rogers for carriage of the channel will have the channel available to viewers. The list of service providers showing the channel on a preview basis and on a permanent basis is likely to change frequently, so please check your local listings or contact your service provider for information.
MORE SPORTSNET ONE/SPORTSNET VANCOUVER HOCKEY INFO:
Sportsnet ONE is a specialty channel seeking carriage in BC/Yukon and is in negotiations with the various service providers at this time. For those service providers agreeing to carry Sportsnet ONE, the channel will be available in SD and HD, depending on what equipment and service level you currently subscribe to. At a minimum, digital cable service is required to receive this channel. An upgrade to your current subscription/equipment may be required in order to receive the HD feed.
Sportsnet Vancouver Hockey, refers to the Sportsnet ONE channel, on a night when they are broadcasting a Canucks game in our home territory. When they are broadcasting national programming, they will simply be referred to as Sportsnet ONE.
The cable/satellite companies that agree to carriage of Sportsnet ONE will be posted on our website with channel listings for both SD and HD channels.