- Early renewal includes exclusive radio broadcast rights of all Canucks
games through to the 2016-17 season -
- Bell Media Radio stations are also official broadcasters for the
Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets -
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VANCOUVER, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Bell Media's Team 1040 and the Vancouver Canucks announced today they are extending their partnership with a new
long-term radio rights deal. As part of the early renewal, Team 1040
continues to be the home of all Canucks games through to the 2016-17
Team 1040 has been the exclusive radio broadcaster of the Vancouver
Canucks and home of the Canucks Radio Network since 2006.
The deal is the latest in a series of major sports acquisitions for Bell
Media Radio. Earlier this year TSN Radio 990 in Montreal acquired radio
broadcast rights for Montreal Canadiens games and TSN Radio 1290 in
Winnipeg became the official broadcaster of the Winnipeg Jets. Bell
Media's Team 1200 in Ottawa also holds radio broadcast rights for the
"We are pleased to have a radio partner that is so committed to
providing our fans with comprehensive coverage of their favourite
team," said Victor de Bonis, Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports &
Entertainment and Alternate Governor, NHL. "Team 1040 has been a strong
partner for our hockey club for the past five years and we look forward
to six more years of great hockey coverage."
"We are extremely proud of our Canucks coverage and are thrilled that
the team is continuing to put their trust in Team 1040 with this early
renewal," said Chris Gordon, President of Bell Media Radio. "As we saw
during last year's Cup run, sports fans in the lower mainland know to
turn to Team 1040 for Canucks coverage. This extension ensures they'll
have industry-leading coverage from Vancouver's best sports
broadcasters for the next six years."
Team 1040's Canucks coverage is led by play-by-play broadcaster John
Shorthouse and Rick Ball, along with analyst and former NHLer Dave
Tomlinson. Canucks coverage can also be heard live online at www.teamradio.ca.
Bell Media Radio
Bell Media Radio is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc.
(TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. Bell Media
Radio is one of Canada's most successful radio networks operating 33
radio stations in 14 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM,
Canada's # 1 FM station.
About Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Owned and operated by the Aquilini Investment Group since 2004, Canucks
Sports & Entertainment is committed to providing a premium fan
experience through the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League,
state of the art Rogers Arena and charitable and community initiatives.
For more information, please visit Canucks.com or Rogersarena.ca.
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