Prime Video adds Sportsnet to Canadian channel offerings

Sportsnet has become the first Canadian sports network available to stream on Prime Video in Canada.

The Sportsnet Prime Video Channel will be available as an add-on channel, enabling Prime Video users to watch live NHL hockey and all of Sportsnet’s linear programming on Sportsnet national (Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360) and regional (Sportsnet Pacific, West, East, Ontario) channels.

“We’re delighted to add premium sports just in time for puck drop,” said Magda Grace, Head of Prime Video, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in an announcement. “We are thrilled to work with Sportsnet, Canada’s leading sports broadcaster, to offer this selection, so that our customers can enjoy unparalleled entertainment all in one place.”

“By becoming the first Canadian sports network available on Prime Video in Canada, Sportsnet is furthering our commitment to deliver premium sports content to Canadians wherever they want to access it,” added Greg Sansone, Senior Vice-President, Sportsnet.

The official Canadian NHL rights holder, Sportsnet is also the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs, in addition to broadcasting coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open, FIBA, WWE, Super League rugby, Premiership Rugby, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup. Out-of-market NHL games will not be available via the Sportsnet Amazon Prime Video Channel.

Prime members can add the Sportsnet Prime Video Channel at a cost of $19.99/month.


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Connie Thiessen
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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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