Broadcaster Magazine

Sportsnet Adds to Leafs Schedule

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  • Rogers Sportsnet will increase the number of Toronto Maple Leafs games broadcast on the sports channel this season season.

    Now with a 28-game schedule, Rogers Sportsnet Ontario will televise more Leafs games than any other broadcaster. All telecasts will be available in high definition on Rogers Sportsnet HD. Regional restrictions apply.

    “We’ve always told viewers that Sportsnet’s philosophy is to bring them the games that are the most important to them,” said Doug Beeforth, president, Rogers Sportsnet. “As the channel where they can now see more Leaf telecasts than anywhere else, we’re staying true to that ‘home-team first’ approach.”

    “The Leafs are thrilled to have Rogers Sportsnet as our primary television rights holder,” said Tom Anselmi, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. “Sportsnet’s comprehensive hockey coverage combined with their promotional power brings Leafs games to thousands of Ontario households and hockey fans.”

    Sportsnet, The Official Broadcaster of the Leafs, will also broadcast an exhibition game between Toronto and the Buffalo Sabres on September 22nd at 7:30 p.m., which is at no cost to fans to attend.

    Sportsnet recorded the largest audience ever to watch a Leafs regional regular-season game in April 2024, when 872,000 tuned in to watch the Leafs against the New York Islanders.

    Sportsnet will release its Leafs schedule in the upcoming weeks.

    Leafs fans can turn to Sportsnet for 28 regional games, TSN for 17 national telecasts, the CBC (as part of the new CBC and TSN rights deals) for 24 games (down from 28). Leafs TV will air 13 games regionally.