Sportsnet releases Vancouver Canucks broadcast schedule Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser chews on his mouthguard while waiting for a faceoff. The puck drops on the Canucks season on Wednesday, Oct. Regional Broadcasts Sportsnet Pacific will be home to 46 regional Canucks broadcasts this season, with the remaining two matchups available on Sportsnet Canucks, the Sportsnet ONE companion channel. The fan-favourite duo of play-by-play announcer John Shorthouse and game analyst John Garrett return to the Canucks broadcast booth this season, while host Dan Murphy anchors the Sportsnet panel from Rogers Arena.
TSN regional blackouts What are blackouts?
Sports blackout rules are local or regional restrictions set by the broadcasters, professional sports teams, and their respective leagues. Blackouts are set to promote loyalty and fan support that generates revenue for local teams.
Each league has different blackout rules that can change at any time. Or, a game may only be available to local residents and is blacked out for the rest of the country.
Blackouts are usually set for city centres typically within 50 km or for regions, which can include provinces and territories. Blackouts can also apply to pay per view sporting events. When you tune in to an event that has been blacked out for your area, you will be notified via an on-screen message.
Please note: With regards to the NHL, blackouts are not based on arena sell-outs. Back to top Sportsnet NHL blackouts Rogers Sportsnet has their own broadcasting restrictions that allow a broadcaster, team, or the NHL to protect the local playback of a game by imposing a blackout to areas outside of the specific team region.
It was inevitable. With so much sports programming available, with so many scheduling conflicts, with prices going up both in terms of subscription fees and in terms of rights fees and with Rogers having scooped up national NHL games, TSN had to expand beyond the two channels it previously had.
Please note: For Manitoba residents, as of the seasons, NHL blackout restrictions dictate that all Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers games on these channels are blacked out for viewers in Manitoba. TSN2 features Montreal Canadiens games that will be blacked out for customers outside of the Maritimes, Quebec, and southeastern Ontario.