TSN Shut out as Rogers Signs 12-year, $5.2B NHL Deal, CBC Job Cuts Loom After Losing Editorial Control of HNIC

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Canada and televised hockey has had gone through a major change in the last few days. Rogers had concluded an over $5 billion agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) for all of the broadcast and media platform rights, taking the sole control to broadcast all hockey games in Canada, away from The Sports Network (TSN) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The household name of Hockey Night in Canada has also been given over to Rogers and the security of the careers of many hockey heros, such as Don Cherry, are in question due to Rogers stating that they will make employment cuts. Along with this, Rogers is to police the control that CBC has over the broadcast of Hockey Night in Canada, essentially saying that CBC will still be associated with the program but no longer in power. This is the largest NHL deal ever and the substantial amount that Rogers paid has given them control over all national NHL games, events, etc. on all platforms. If a company, such as CBC, wishes to broadcast an event, Rogers has made terms to broadcast the event through them. The region based NHL ...

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