Hockeycentral app for Playbook released

Rogers Media has announced that its Sportsnet Hockeycentral App for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available for owners of the new tablet computer

Similar to the Hockeycentral app for the iPad, the Playbook app is designed to keep NHL fans up-to-date on the latest scores, stats and hockey news.

Indian Premier League Cricket coming to Sportsnet

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has signed a four year deal with Rogers Sportsnet which gives the sports channel exclusive Canadian television rights and Pay-per-View rights to the League.

In just its fourth season, the IPL is a professional league for Twenty20 cricket competition in India and has become one of the biggest sporting spectacles in the world, capturing a massive global audience across all continents including Australia, North America and throughout the Middle East.

UFC and Sportsnet sign four year deal

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion company that hosts many of the top-ranked fighters in the world, and Rogers Sportsnet have announced a four-year agreement for broadcast rights to UFC television events in Canada.

The UFC held its first competition in Denver, Colorado in 1993 and is now broadcast in over 130 countries and 20 different languages worldwide.

Entire Blue Jays 2011 season to air on Rogers Sportsnet Radio and TV

Rogers Media announced this week that all 162 regular season Toronto Blue Jays games this year will air on Blue Jays Radio Network and at least one SportsNet television channel starting with the season-opener April 1st at against the Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre.

CBC and Rogers to air Women’s World Cup of Soccer

CBC Sports and Rogers Sportsnet announced last week that the two networks will join forces in June to broadcast every match of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup of soccer.

The competition begins Sunday, June 26, with Canada opening the tournament against host Germany, and ends with the final on June 17th.

Cogeco Ontario picks up Sportsnet One

Cogeco Cable, Canada’s fourth largest cable operator, has announced that Sportsnet One is now available to digital cable customers in Ontario.

Sportsnet One is an English language national sports channel serving as a complementary service to Rogers Sportsnet, a regional sports network also owned by Rogers Media. The channel broadcasts standard definition (SD) and in high definition (HD).

Rogers FAN Radio stations gets a name change

Rogers Media announced today that it was adding SportsNet to the name of its sports radio stations in Toronto and Calgary.

The FAN 590 in Toronto will now be known as Sportsnet Radio FAN 590 while the FAN 960 in Calgary will now be known as Sportsnet Radio FAN 960.

Sportsnet releases HockeyCentral iPad app

Rogers this week released the HockeyCentral iPad application which keeps NHL fans up to date on the latest NHL news, scores and stats.

Released in time for the World Junior Championships, Rogers says the app will also feature Sportsnet analysts Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean and host Daren Millard providing coverage of the Semi-final match-ups on Monday, January 3rd, including the Bronze and Gold Medal games on Wednesday, January 5th.

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