Rogers Sportsnet and the Ottawa Senators have reached an agreement on a four-year deal to broadcast up to 15 regular-season games, starting with the 2010-2011 season on Rogers Sportsnet One.
Rogers Sportsnet One is a new 24-hour national sports channel that will feature more than 800 hours of live-event programming, of which the majority will be broadcast in high-definition format. Sportsnet One is scheduled to launch on Saturday, August 14th.
Rogers Sportsnet One will also broadcast a Senators pre-season game which will be announced at a later date.
"We’re excited to have the Senators games available on Rogers Sportsnet One," said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet."It’s a tradition we have established on Rogers Sportsnet to give viewers the ‘Hockey That Matters’, and we have accomplished that on Rogers Sportsnet One with the Senators."
This new partnership is in addition to Rogers Sportsnet East’s 40-game Senators broadcast schedule, which is available to fans throughout the club’s regional broadcast territory.
"We are excited about the launch of Sportsnet One," said Senators President Cyril Leeder. "The new channel will result in more games being available for Senators fans. We want to make it as easy as possible for our fans to watch our games on television and Sportsnet One will help us do just that. We have been televising Senators games with Rogers Sportsnet since their inception and have built a strong working partnership with their organization in the process."
NHL regional restrictions apply for Rogers Sportsnet One, with Senators games to be made available to viewers in Ontario from Peterborough east and north to the Manitoba border, while also including Quebec and the four Atlantic provinces.
Rogers Sportsnet and Rogers Sportsnet One will announce its respective Senators broadcast schedules in August.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Rogers Sportsnet ONE is the home for 25 Toronto Blue Jays games starting on Saturday, August 14 at 9 p.m. (ET) against the Los Angeles Angels.
Highlights of the Jays on Rogers Sportsnet broadcast schedule on Rogers Sportsnet ONE include:
· Tampa Bay Rays x 4 – Jays face their AL East rivals four times in August and September
· New York Yankees x 2 – Jays play the Bronx Bombers twice in September
· Boston Red Sox x 2 – Jays visit Fenway Park for a pair of games in September
· Canadian Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins host the Jays on September 30-October 1 and close out the regular season on October 3