TVA Group launches TVA Sports 3!
Montreal, February 26, 2015 – TVA Group is proud to announce to hockey fans that they will have access to all the GAMES of the Stanley Cup© playoffs during that period, since TVA Group is adding TVA Sports 3 to its sports channels. As the official French-language broadcaster of the NHL, TVA Sports is putting everything in place to allow viewers to experience the hockey fever across all National Hockey League playoffs, starting April 15, 2015.
With this announcement, TVA Sports is demonstrating its commitment to providing the best in hockey to its 2 million subscribers. Approximately 90 games will be broadcast, including all the Montreal Canadiens matchups. TVA Sports, TVA Sports 2 and TVA Sports 3 will broadcast Every GAME, EVERY NIGHT, as 16 NHL teams battle for the Stanley Cup©. Vidéotron, Rogers, Bell Fibe TV / Bell Satellite TV and TELUS Optik TV have already confirmed the distribution of the new channel which will be available in April and May to all subscribers of TVA and TVA Sports 2 for free.
"The addition of TVA Sports 3 is our way to offer all viewers who choose TVA Sports and TVA Sports 2 one more channel for free so they never miss out on any of the excitement during the elimination rounds. We are committed to our fans and on becoming the #1 hockey destination in Quebec, and with this announcement are taking another step towards becoming the destination for the Stanley Cup© playoffs!" said the Vice President, TVA Sports, Serge Fortin.
"The National Hockey League is very pleased with its partnership with TVA Sports," said NHL Chief Operating Officer, John Collins. "By adding another channel, the TVA Group shows it is committed to serving the passionate fan base across Quebec for the entire Stanley Cup© playoffs."
Free viewing of TVA Sports and TVA Sports 2
Further to adding TVA Sports 3 to their offer, TVA Group will be unscrambling the TVA Sports and TVA Sports 2 channels from April 2 to 14 for all Vidéotron, Rogers, Bell Fibe TV / Bell Satellite TV and TELUS Optik TV customers. During this period, hockey fans will be able to see, at no extra cost, the game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as 13 games featuring the best NHL teams as they strive to reach the playoffs.
Since the beginning of the season on October 8, TVA Sports has incessantly worked to offer the best hockey to its subscribers, and this effort continues today with these new announcements. With a strong and experienced team of anchors, commentators, analysts and reporters on the ground, TVA Sports, TVA Sports 2 and TVA Sports 3 provide information and insights to real hockey fans as teams battle it out on the road to the Stanley Cup©.
About TVA Sports
TVA Sports is Quebec's #1 hockey destination, as well as the indispensible French-language station for sports fans. As an official French-language broadcaster of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Canada for the next 12 years, TVA Sports will air over 275 NHL games in the 2014-2015 season, including all Montreal Canadiens Saturday night games, the playoff series (including Montreal Canadiens games), the Stanley Cup Finals, as well as special events. TVA Sports will also present 55 QMJHL and CHL games, including the Memorial Cup. In the past few years, the station has also reached broadcast agreements with several prestige properties such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Impact, GYM, the Interbox Group, the IndyCar Series, the Champions League, the Europa League, ATP and WTA tennis, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, the Quebec City and Montreal Cycling Grand Prix, the Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Red Bull Signature Series and the Dew Tour. Starting this fall, TVA Sports will support its sports programming with shows focusing on Quebec's favourite sports (including hockey) with hosts like Louis Jean (Le Premier Trio), Dave Morissette (Dave Morissette en direct) and Sébastien Benoît (Le Fanatik). To support its programming, TVA Sports shows focus on hockey and some of Quebec’s other favourite sports presented by hosts Louis Jean leaders (Le Premier Trio), Dave Morissette (Dave Morissette en direct) and Sebastien Benoit (Le Fanatik).