TORONTO May 28 Media and telecoms company
Rogers Communications has reached a six-year deal with
Bank of Nova Scotia for the bank to sponsor a large
slice of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage in Canada, Rogers
said on Wednesday.
Late last year Rogers signed a 12-year, C$5.2 billion ($4.78
billion) deal with the NHL for exclusive Canadian broadcast and
multimedia rights to league games.
The agreement with Scotiabank begins with the 2014-15 season
and runs through 2019-20 and will make the bank a cornerstone
sponsor of Rogers' hockey coverage.
Rogers did not disclose the terms of the deal, or its value.
But it said the agreement will make Scotiabank the title sponsor
of "Wednesday Night Hockey" on its Sportsnet channel and of
"Hockey Day in Canada" programming. Scotiabank will also become
a sponsor of "Sunday Night Hockey" on Rogers' City-TV channels
and a major sponsor of Saturday night "Hockey Night in Canada"
games, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Stanley Cup final.
Toronto-based Rogers said this is the first NHL sponsorship
agreement since it announced the broadcast deal with the NHL
It said more details will be outlined over the coming
(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Peter Galloway)