- NHL Network (Canada)
NHL Network NHL Network logo Launched October 4, 2001 Owned by National Hockey League consortium (58%)
CTV Specialty Television Inc. (21.42%) (via Bell Media)
Insight Sports Ltd. (20.58%)
Slogan The Home of Hockey Country Canada Broadcast area National Headquarters Toronto, Ontario Sister channel(s) NHL Network USA Website NHL Network Availability Satellite Bell TV Channel 421 Shaw Direct Channel 465 Cable Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings IPTV Bell Aliant TV Channel 108 Bell Fibe TV Channel 448 MTS Channel 193 Optik TV Channel 118 SaskTel Channel 123
NHL Network is a Canadian English language Category B specialty television channel broadcasting ice hockey programming. The channel's primary focus is on the National Hockey League (NHL), although it occasionally airs games from other leagues, such as minor league and international circuits, to fill its schedule.
In November 2000, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted approval to former NHL executive Jim Gregory on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (formed later as The NHL Network Inc.) to launch The Hockey Channel, described as "a national English-language Category 2 specialty television dedicated exclusively to all aspects of the game of hockey". The channel launched on October 4, 2001 as NHL Network.
NHL Network features a variety of programming related to ice hockey, primarily from the NHL, including live and tape-delayed games from present and past seasons, documentaries, news and analysis series, and more.
- NHL on the Fly – The network's signature show, airing nightly during the regular season. Features news and reports, interviews, and constant updates and live segments from games in progress with hosts Dan Pollard and Brian Duff. Also features analysis from ex-coach Gary Green and former players Dave Reid, Larry Murphy, Kevin Weekes, Bob Errey, Bill Berg, Mike Johnson, and former Calgary Flames general manager Craig Button.
- NHL Live! – A television simulcast of the XM Satellite Radio show NHL Live!. Airs Monday to Friday from noon to 2 p.m. and is rebroadcast from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Top 10 – A nightly countdown show of anything hockey, from great performances to memorable moments.
- Frozen in Time – A look back at the NHL's greatest moments from players, teams, and special events.
- Classic Series – A collection of highlights from a past Stanley Cup Playoffs series. Airs daily.
- Vintage Games – A whole NHL game from the past aired in its entirety.
- NHL All Access – A behind-the-scenes look at the NHL, featuring exclusive game coverage, interviews with players, and much more.
- NHL Cool Shots – A behind-the-scenes look at NHL players and their lives away from the rink.
- NHL on the Fly: Final – A wrap-up of the all the day's games. Airs nightly following NHL on the Fly.
- NHL games – Live coverage of 40-plus games throughout the season, including four "Fan Favourite" games.
Special Event Coverage
- NHL Winter Classic – Complimentary coverage of the outdoor games held on New Year's Day in 2008 (at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York), 2009 (at Wrigley Field in Chicago), and 2010 (at Fenway Park in Boston).
- National Hockey League All-Star Game – Complimentary coverage including Coach’s Round Table, Meet the Young Stars, East and West practices, All-Star media availability, Red Carpet Saturday, and All-Star pre-game live from the dressing rooms.
- NHL Entry Draft – Complimentary coverage of Round 1 on Friday and live exclusive coverage of Rounds 2-7 on Saturday.
Links to related articles National Hockey League on national television Contract historyIce hockey broadcasting • Sports television broadcast contracts (Canada) • Sports television broadcast contracts (United States) • History of the NHL on United States television American network broadcasters Canadian network broadcasters American pay TV carriers Canadian pay TV carriers NHL owned and operated entities News television series Specialty programming Broadcasters by event Local broadcastersIndividual networksIndividual series Ratings Bell Media Inc. (subsidiary of BCE Inc.) Conventional television Specialty / pay televisionCTV SpecialtyMuch MTV GroupOther Radio stations (Bell Media Radio)AMRadio networksTSN Radio · Bob FM Bell Media broadcasting studios Other Bell Media-owned assetsAgincourt Productions · Autohound · Bell Media Radio National Sales · CTV Music · Dome Productions · Exploration Distribution · Exploration Productions · sympatico.ca Associated foundationsBravo!FACT · MuchFACT Predecessors and historic brands See alsoSome of the assets listed above are only partially owned by Bell Media. Refer to full asset list for detailed information. Sports television in Canada Broadcast networksFull sports divisionsOccasional or U.S. simulcasts only Mainstream specialtyEnglishFrenchRDS • RDS2 • RIS • TVA Sports Niche specialty (English)ArchivalSport specificLifestyle and recreation Regional (English) Occasional broadcasts Defunct Foreign†These three stations are officially independent stations, but they jointly purchase Canadian broadcast rights to sports events and some other programming. The NHL Network (1975–79) Related programs Related articles Commentators Key figuresDon Awrey • Marv Albert • Curt Bennett • Bill Chadwick • Terry Crisp • Fred Cusick • Ted Darling • Don Earle • Phil Esposito • Stan Fischler • Eddie Giacomin • Jim Gordon • Gene Hart • Bobby Hull • Steve Jensen • Dan Kelly • Jiggs McDonald • George Michael • Stan Mikita • Bobby Orr • Glenn Resch • Tim Ryan • Dick Stockton • Garry Unger Stanley Cup Finals All-Star Game1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 Super Series1976 (Flyers-Red Army game)
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