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Amazon to stream NHL games in Canada through deal with Rogers

Prime Video will offer a rolling slate of NHL games on Monday evenings for two years.

Prime Video will offer a rolling slate of NHL games on Monday evenings for two years.

Amazon will stream games from the National Hockey League to Prime Video subscribers in Canada for at least two years. (Courtesy image)
Amazon will stream games from the National Hockey League to Prime Video subscribers in Canada for at least two years. (Courtesy image)

Amazon’s Prime Video is about to score some goals with hockey fans in Canada.

This week, the tech company announced a new two-year deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) and Rogers Communications to stream Monday night hockey games through mid-2026.

The agreement marks the first time the NHL has inked a national distribution deal with a streaming television service, the organization said in a statement. It comes after Rogers-owned Sportsnet launched a subscription offering on the streaming marketplace Prime Video Channels in Canada.

“Rogers’ partnership with the NHL has been incredibly successful and integral to Sportsnet’s leadership as the number one sports media brand in Canada,” Colette Watson, the President of Rogers Sports & Media, said in a statement. “Today’s content ecosystem is evolving, and we’re really pleased to work with Amazon to continue to grow the game and help hockey fans watch games when and where they want.”

“With Prime Monday Night Hockey, we’re offering our customers even more from their Prime membership,” said Magda Grace, the head of Prime Video in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. “We’re committed to driving more innovation for fans as we bring the NHL into more Canadian homes and across more devices on Monday nights than ever before. We’re thrilled to be offering Prime Monday Night Hockey as part of our one-stop entertainment destination, which includes add-on channels like Sportsnet for even more hockey and sports content, the latest movies to rent or buy, popular and award-winning Amazon Originals to stream with Prime, and so much more.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Amazon and Rogers on this project. Amazon has a strong track record of presenting sports on Prime Video in a highly innovative and viewer-friendly manner,” said David Proper, the Senior Executive Vice President of Media and International Strategy at NHL.  “We are committed to serving hockey fans and reaching new audiences with our robust content distribution strategy that brings viewers exciting NHL content to a multitude of streaming services. With this groundbreaking partnership, we are continuing to stay true to that goal.”

Amazon, Rogers and the NHL said additional information about the deal will be available in the coming months, including talent and production details.

Rogers and Sportsnet have held the exclusive Canadian television rights to nationally-distributed NHL games since 2013. Rogers sublicenses some NHL games through separate agreements with the CBC and TVA.

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