TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - XM Canada (TSX:XSR), the exclusive satellite radio broadcaster of the NHL(R), is proud to launch its very first television production in collaboration with the National Hockey League: NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant in downtown Toronto, hosted by Scott Laughlin. The show airs weekdays from 4pm - 6pm on XM Channel 204 and beginning on November 16th will be simulcast on the NHL Network(TM) across Canada and in HD in the US.
Hockey's greatest names will drop in daily on the NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant to deliver a fully comprehensive hockey program on radio, and now, television. Hockey fans present at Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant will have the opportunity to be as much part of the show as they will be listeners and viewers.
One person who is very interested in the new program is The Great One: "Hockey fans are knowledgeable and passionate about the sport and the XM Canada and NHL simulcast gives fans the opportunity to watch and interact with the show live from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant, the pre-game destination in downtown Toronto," said Wayne Gretzky.
"With surprise daily co-hosts from the sports and entertainment world, fans will never be disappointed and should definitely tune in today as Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin co-hosts the show with us," said Joe Thistel, Director of Programming, Sports and Talk, at XM Canada. "Special guests Petr Sykora and Martin Havlat from the Minnesota Wild will also be appearing on today's show to talk about the latest in hockey news, including the 2009 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees."
"We are delighted to add the NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant to our existing programming that provides fans with the inside-access to the game that they have come to expect with the NHL Network," said Andre Mika, NHL Vice President of Creative. "The NHL Network is the only television network to provide around-the-clock hockey programming to fans across North America, making it truly the home of hockey."
Listen to the NHL Power Play from Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant on XM Radio or watch it on the NHL Network to stay on top of the latest and greatest in hockey.
For more information on XM Canada's extensive NHL coverage and a detailed schedule, please visit www.xmradio.ca/sports. Log on to nhlnetwork.com for more information on the NHL Network.
About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free seven-day trial of XM Radio Online is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.
XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and at retailers nationwide.
XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and is available in select Avis Budget Group rental vehicles.
To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.
About NHL Network
As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games featuring stars such as Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. The network's daily signature show - NHL On The Fly - offers fans exclusive live look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, extended highlights, stellar saves, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports, team press conferences, expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special event coverage from the NHL Winter Classic(R), NHL All-Star Game, NHL Stanley Cup(R) Final and NHL Entry Draft. Additional NHL Network programming includes simulcast of Sirius XM Radio's "NHL Live" which broadcasts Monday through Friday from NHL Powered By Reebok, international and amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs. NHL Network is available in the United States and Canada by contacting digital cable or satellite providers. For more information on NHL Network, log on to nhlnetwork.com.
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