|Launched||October 9, 1998|
|Owned by||Rogers Sportsnet Inc. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) |
|Slogan||Your Home Team First|
|Formerly called||CTV Sportsnet|
|Bell ExpressVu||Channel(s) 405 - 408|
|Star Choice||Channel(s) 416 - 419|
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
Rogers Sportsnet (often referred to only as Sportsnet) is a Canadian English language cable television sports specialty channel, operating four regional feeds and one national high-definition feed. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively A specialty channel (or speciality channel) is a Television channel which consists of Programming focused on a single type or targeted at a specific High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition It is owned by Rogers Sportsnet Inc. , a subsidiary of Rogers Media. Rogers Media Inc is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc
Sportsnet was launched on October 9, 1998 as CTV Sportsnet. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) The name was chosen to match the regional "Fox Sports Net" operations across the United States. The Fox Sports Regional Networks, or simply Fox Sports Net (FSN are a collection of cable TV Regional sports networks owned and operated by News The United States of America —commonly referred to as the CTV owned 40% and was the managing partner of the new network; Rogers, Molson and Fox owned 20% each. CTVglobemedia (often abbreviated "CTVgm" or CGM is one of Canada 's largest private media companies. Molson is the Canadian division of the world's fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company.
When CTV purchased NetStar, the former parent company of TSN, in 2000, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ordered CTV that it must sell either CTV Sportsnet or TSN. The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel and is Canada's leading 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. CRTC may also stand for Cathode Ray Tube Controller. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC, in French Conseil CTV ultimately chose to sell Sportsnet, on which the other shareholders had first right of refusal; as Rogers was the only interested party, Rogers acquired the channel from CTV and therefore it was renamed Rogers Sportsnet in 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. During the transition period, CTV was allowed to control programming on both networks, and some cross-affiliation and programs that were going to be tape-delayed on TSN, most notably figure skating, were given to Sportsnet. Rogers has since acquired the shares of Molson and Fox, but does air some programs from Fox networks, notably including Major League Baseball, though MLB coverage outside of the Blue Jays has not always been the Fox domestic feed.
Rogers Sportsnet East
Rogers Sportsnet Ontario
Rogers Sportsnet West
Rogers Sportsnet Pacific
Broadcasting nationally across Canada, Rogers Sportsnet is actually similar to a regional sports network in the United States, with four regional feeds airing different sporting events tailored to the region they serve. In the United States of America, a regional sports network, or RSN is a Cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market Sportsnet also operates a national high-definition programming service. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition The four regional feeds are:
Although cable companies in Canada are permitted to carry only the local Sportsnet feed on analogue cable packages, all four feeds can be carried on satellite television or digital cable. Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable Digital cable is a type of Cable television distribution using Digital Video compression. However, in some instances programming on the out-of-market Sportsnet feeds, such as regional NHL games, are blacked out. In Broadcasting, a blackout is when certain programming usually Sports, cannot be televised in a certain Media market.
Rogers Sportsnet is the main television outlet for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team which, like the network, is owned by Rogers Communications. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rogers Communications Inc (,) is one of Canada's largest communications companies particularly in the field of wireless communications and Cable television, with additional Blue Jays games are broadcast nationally, across all Sportsnet feeds. Sportsnet also offers ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball package nationally as well. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to Sunday Night Baseball is the Major League Baseball game of the week that is televised Sunday nights at 8 p
Sportsnet Pacific carries selected Seattle Mariners games produced by FSN Northwest as part of a rights deal with the Mariners. The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington, United States. FSN Northwest is a United States regional sports network available in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Other Sportsnet feeds carry selected regional baseball games produced by other American networks (such as the YES Network and NESN), although the MLB Extra Innings package is available for purchase in Canada. The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES Network is a New York City regional Cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting Baseball games of the The New England Sports Network, or NESN, is a regional Cable television network that covers the six New England states except Fairfield County Connecticut MLB Extra Innings is an Out-of-Market Sports Package distributed by most cable and satellite providers in North America.
Sportsnet is also a major Canadian broadcaster of National Hockey League games. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America The network's four regional feeds carry selected games of the NHL teams based in their respective regions: the Ottawa Senators on Sportsnet East, the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sportsnet Ontario, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers on Sportsnet West, and the Vancouver Canucks on Sportsnet Pacific. The Ottawa Senators (Les Sénateurs d'Ottawa are a professional Ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada "Leafs" and "Maple Leafs" redirect here For the former American Hockey League team see St The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers are a professional Ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Vancouver Canucks are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens are the only Canadian NHL team not to air games on Sportsnet, as they currently have an exclusive television contract with the French-language RDS network. The Montreal Canadiens (Les Canadiens de Montréal are a professional Ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS) is a Canadian French language Cable television Specialty channel showing Sports
Sportsnet additionally covers live English Premier League soccer matches on weekends. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered
In early 2005, Rogers Sportsnet was part of the consortium that won the Canadian broadcast rights to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. This was considered a serious coup, as the CBC had consistently won Olympic broadcast rights from the 1996 Summer Olympics through to the 2008 Summer Olympics. The 1996 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially known as the Centennial Olympics, were an International CTV and TQS will be the primary broadcasters; Rogers Sportsnet, TSN and RDS will provide supplementary coverage. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia TQS is a Canadian French language privately owned Television network based in Quebec. The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel and is Canada's leading Réseau des sports (commonly known as RDS) is a Canadian French language Cable television Specialty channel showing Sports
As a result of the Rogers Media's acquisition of the Citytv stations, Rogers Sportsnet produces sports updates for those channels. Rogers Media Inc is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc This article is about the general Citytv brand Individual stations are listed according to their call signs.
For the 2007 season, Rogers Sportsnet also began airing NFL football, splitting late games across the Pacific and West feeds, and the East and Ontario feeds. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The games not shown in the opposite regions are also carried by Rogers-owned CJMT-TV in Toronto and on CKVU-TV in Vancouver. CJMT-TV is a Canadian Television station which broadcasts Multicultural programming in Toronto, Ontario. CKVU-TV is a Television station based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Until April 30, 2008, both Rogers Sportsnet and its main competitor TSN were based at CTV's studio complex in the Toronto neighbourhood of Agincourt. Dean Brown (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 3, 1961) is a Canadian hockey commentator Jamie Campbell (born May 20, 1967 in Oakville Ontario) is a Canadian Sportscaster with Rogers Sportsnet and the Play-by-play Sam Cosentino (born March 16, 1971) is a broadcaster for Rogers Sportsnet. Barry Davis (born 15 September 1943 is a former Australian rules footballer Essendon career Recruited from Essendon High School and making his debut Dan Dunleavy is a Canadian Sportscaster for CJCL and Rogers Sportsnet. Rob Faulds (born September 29, 1955 in Hamilton Ontario) is a Canadian sports analyst on Rogers Sportsnet and host of Sportsnetnews Ray Ferraro aka "Chicken Parm"(born August 23, 1964 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player Darrin Glen Fletcher (born October 3 1966 in Elmhurst, Illinois) is a former Catcher in Major League Baseball who played Craig Lorne Forrest (born 20 September 1967 in Coquitlam, British Columbia) is a Canadian Soccer commentator and a former Martine Gaillard (born May 21, 1971 in Melfort Saskatchewan) is a Canadian sports television personality currently working for Rogers John Murdoch Garrett (born June 17, 1951 in Trenton Ontario) is a retired Canadian Ice hockey Goaltender and television John Gordon may refer to Members of the aristocracy John Gordon 11th Earl of Sutherland (1525&ndash1567 John Gordon 13th Earl Paul Hendrick (born on October 19, 1956) is the Toronto Maple Leafs sideline reporter Jim Hughson (born 1956 in Fort St John British Columbia) is a Canadian Sportscaster, best known for his Play-by-play of professional Namugenyi "Nam" Kiwanuka (born in Uganda) is a Canadian television personality and journalist Nick Kypreos (born June 4, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian Professional Hockey left winger of Edward "Ed" Lukowich is a former champion Curling. Lukowich is a two time Brier champion Neil Lumsden (born December 19, 1952 in London Ontario) is a former Canadian Football League player who played mostly as a fullback Sean McCormick is a Canadian television sportscaster who currently hosts Sportsnet Connected on Rogers Sportsnet. Robert "Bob" McCown is a Sportscaster and the host of a late afternoon/early evening Radio Talk show called Prime Time Sports. Ian Mendes (born December 28, 1976 in Mississauga Ontario) is a sports broadcaster for Rogers Sportsnet East a Canadian sports news channel Steven Rance Mulliniks (born January 15, 1956 in Tulare, California) is a former Major League Baseball player Dan Murphy (born May 6, 1970 in Abbotsford British Columbia) is a Canadian sportscaster currently working for Rogers Sportsnet. Paul Romanuk is a Canadian Sportscaster and Writer. He did NHL Play-by-play for the NHL on TSN from 1989 until 2001 Warren Sawkiw (born January 19, 1968 in Lakeland Florida) is a former Toronto Blue Jays Radio Colour commentator who worked For the water polo player see Adam Wright (water polo. Adam Wright (born in Sydney New South Wales) is an Australian Christine Simpson is currently a hockey reporter for Versus, previously known as OLN Gord Stellick (born May 26, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian sports broadcaster and former NHL executive Mark Strong (born August 1963 is an English Actor. Biography Early life Strong the son of an Italian father and an Austrian Chuck Swirsky (born January 30, 1954 in Norfolk Virginia, US) is the radio Play-by-play voice of the Chicago Bulls of Patrick Sean "Pat" Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current color analyst Don Taylor (born September 25, 1959 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian television and radio Sportscaster. Eric Tillman (born ca 1957 in Jackson, Mississippi) is the General manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football Mike Toth (born September 27, 1963 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian Sports anchor. William Wayne "Bill" Watters is a Canadian Sports media personality and former Assistant General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs The Sports Network (commonly known as TSN) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel and is Canada's leading 9 Channel Nine Court is the civic address of an office and studio complex in the Agincourt neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, alternatively Agincourt is a very diverse community in Scarborough, the eastern portion of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sportsnet, originally controlled by CTV prior to its acquisition of TSN in 2000, has been based there from the start and never moved out. Hence, when on-air hosts, such as Darren Dreger, move from one channel to the other, it has been referred to as "crossing the parking lot" or, less commonly, "crossing the street". Darren Dreger (born ca 1968 in Red Deer Alberta) is a Canadian Sportscaster for TSN. Parking lot (called a car park in Australia and the UK) is a cleared area that is more or less level and is intended for Parking vehicles Some at Sportsnet had complained about feeling like "poor country cousins" to CTV and TSN at Agincourt .
This peculiarity has been made light of by a couple of notable hosts on Rogers Sportsnet. Bob McCown, a radio host on Rogers-owned The Fan 590, has constantly commented on his show Prime Time Sports (a simulcast of his radio show on The Fan 590) that Sportsnet executives throw bottles across the street at the TSN studios. Robert "Bob" McCown is a Sportscaster and the host of a late afternoon/early evening Radio Talk show called Prime Time Sports. Prime Time Sports is a Sports radio Talk show produced from the studios of The FAN 590 in Toronto, Canada. In addition, Sportsnet Connected anchor Sean McCormick has openly stated on-air that he drives to work with his wife, Jennifer Hedger, who anchors SportsCentre on TSN. Sportsnet Connected is a sports News program aired on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. Sean McCormick is a Canadian television sportscaster who currently hosts Sportsnet Connected on Rogers Sportsnet. Jennifer Frances Hedger (born 18 September 1975) is a Canadian television personality the co-host of TSN 's nightly sports news program SportsCentre SportsCentre is a Sports news program airing on the Canadian network TSN.
On April 30 2008, Rogers Sportsnet moved broadcast operations from the CTV compound in Agincourt to Downtown Toronto to the Rogers Building, a cluster of buildings in the Mount Pleasant-Jarvis Street area. Downtown Toronto is the heart of the City of Toronto. It is approximately bounded by Bloor Street (including areas slightly north of Bloor around Yonge Street The Rogers Building, located in Toronto, Canada, is the corporate Head office of Canadian media conglomerate Rogers Communications 
Sportsnet HD is a high definition simulcast of Rogers Sportsnet. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition Most of the time, the channel is a mirror of the Ontario feed, but will sometimes simulcast content from one of the other three regions or air completely separate programming. The channel was launched on September 1, 2003. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Toronto Blue Jays games make up the majority of Sportsnet's live HD programming, as the team is owned by Rogers and can have its games shown across the country. When High-definition television Blue Jays games are aired, the SD stations currently crop the picture to fullscreen aspect ratio. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition Prior to the 2007-2008 season, the SD stations would use the widescreen feed with a letterbox for the 4:3 screen. Letterboxing is the practice of transferring Widescreen Film to Video formats while preserving the film's original aspect ratio. Sportsnet began broadcasting selected Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators hockey games in HD, beginning in the 2007-08 NHL season. The Vancouver Canucks are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Edmonton Oilers are a professional Ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. "Leafs" and "Maple Leafs" redirect here For the former American Hockey League team see St The Ottawa Senators (Les Sénateurs d'Ottawa are a professional Ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The 2007–08 NHL season was the 90th season of the National Hockey League.  This is accomplished through the use of a second HD feed, activated for viewers in the appropriate market.
On October 18, 2007, Rogers was granted a licence for Sportsnet 2, a Category 2 cable channel which will air programming devoted to soccer, cricket and rugby. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A Category 2 specialty channel is a Canadian specialty Television channel which as defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Cricket is a bat-and-ball team Sport that originated in England and is now played in more than 100 countries Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School