Ottawa Senators and Bell Media Sign 12-Year Agreement
Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:00PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:07PM EST
The Ottawa Senators and Bell Media have signed a comprehensive 12 Year regional broadcast rights agreement.
TSN and RDS will become the official broadcasters for the Ottawa Senators through the 2025 - 26 season.
The deal announced today includes five major components:
- English-language regional television broadcast rights for TSN - a minimum of 52 regular season and pre-season games
- French-language regional television broadcast rights for RDS - a minimum of 40 regular season and pre-season games
- English-language broadcast rights for TSN Radio 1200 - all games
- French-language radio broadcast rights - all games
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We recognized early on that our regional broadcast rights coming up for renewal was a very important asset," said Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. "This new 12-year agreement with Bell Media represents one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive deals in NHL history."
"This comprehensive partnership marks an exciting new chapter for the Ottawa Senators and all of their fans, as well as TSN, RDS, and Bell," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Media. "Leveraging the strength of the world-class hockey production at TSN and RDS, as well as Bell's extensive assets and reach, we are eager to amplify Ottawa Senators regional coverage to a whole new level."
The agreement grants radio broadcast rights to TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, to make it the official English radio voice of the Ottawa Senators over the next 12 years. Details on the French-language radio broadcasts will be announced in the coming weeks.