Hockey Canada has announced a long-term media rights agreement with TSN and RDS through the 2033-34 season.
The extension ensures that Bell Media’s English and French-language sports networks continue to hold the exclusive, multi-platform media rights to Hockey Canada events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship.
In a release, the broadcaster said World Juniors games make up three of the top five most-watched programs ever on TSN, and nine of the Top 20. It has held the rights since 1991.
As Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partner, TSN and RDS will broadcast the Women’s World Championship, IIHF U18 World Championship, and domestic events like the World Junior A Challenge, National Women’s Under-18 Championship, Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup, World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, TELUS Cup, ESSO Cup, Centennial Cup presented by Tim Hortons, and Allan Cup.
“Hockey Canada has been an incredibly valued partner of TSN and RDS for decades, and we couldn’t be happier to reach this agreement and to continue to deliver this slate of world-class hockey events,” said Stewart Johnston, President, Media Sales and Marketing, Bell Media, and President of TSN, in a release. “Hockey Canada is the world leader in developing and promoting positive hockey experiences, from elite teams like we’ve seen over the last two weeks to the extensive grassroots programs it runs across the country. As Canada’s Sports Leader, we are thrilled to partner with Hockey Canada to help fulfill its mission, and we feel privileged to be the country’s long-term home for iconic hockey championships, including the World Juniors and so many more.”
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