Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sportsnet Adds Sunday Games

Sportsnet will be broadcasting two CHL games each week beginning this January.

Officially announced tonight on Sportsnet’s NHL schedule preview show, the network will be showing a CHL game each Sunday afternoon beginning January 11. The games will compliment Sportsnet’s existing Friday Night Hockey package.

Sportsnet will broadcast over 60 CHL games this season. As usual, the Subway Super Series, Top Prospects Game, and Memorial Cup will all be shown nationally on the network.

In February, Sportsnet signed a 12-year partnership extension with the CHL that will see them exclusively broadcast the league through the 2025-26 season.

It’ll be interesting to see how things go this season with Sportsnet also running Canada’s NHL broadcasts. While it may seem like the CHL will just be shoved into the corner at Sportsnet, there could be a ratings increase with more promotion during NHL broadcasts. If ratings increase, the amount of games broadcast will likely grow over time. Hopefully things go smoothly this season and into the future.

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