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Big change for Canadiens fans: it's confirmed

Published April 24, 2024 at 3:17 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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We've talked about it in recent weeks: there might be a new player in the presentation of Montreal Canadiens games.

Indeed, while TVA Sports is the official NHL broadcaster in Canada and RDS airs most of the games, Amazon is officially entering the country.

"Several sources have confirmed that Amazon has acquired the Canadian broadcasting rights from Rogers to broadcast Monday Night Hockey on its platform during the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 seasons, the two remaining years of Rogers' current 12-year agreement."

- David Pagnotta



Our way of watching hockey will therefore change, as streaming seems to be increasingly the method of the future. However, don't count Bell out:

"Bell, which previously held the national NHL rights in Canada before Rogers, dipped its toes in and once again had discussions about retaining partial rights. Bell owns TSN and RDS. It is possible that they will re-engage in a year, as the full Canadian rights agreement approaches its expiration."

So, it's a major new development that is now confirmed. Canadiens fans will have a new online platform with Amazon to watch games on Monday nights.

For now, we don't have more details on Amazon's plan regarding the broadcasting of NHL games, but one thing is certain: it's a very big player and Bell and Rogers, although they are both very large companies, cannot compete with Amazon.

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