TVA Sports - NHL

TVA Sports - NHL

October 20, 2014 16:41 ET

With 1.4 Million Viewers on Saturday: TVA Sports Is a Millionaire Once Again!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 20, 2014) - Last Saturday, TVA Sports once again crossed the one million mark in television ratings, reaching a new high of 1.4 million viewers during the broadcast of the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche game - another win for the Habs. The average audience size for the game was 965,000 viewers.

Enthusiasm for hockey on TVA Sports has not diminished, as fans flooded the Videotron and Cogeco call centres on Saturday to subscribe to the channel. In order to do not deprive hockey fans, the decision was made to extend the descrambling to include the Canadiens' match on Saturday night.

"The arrival of the NHL and the start of Canadiens' season has had an extraordinary impact on the channel," says Serge Fortin, TVA Sports Vice-President. "Fans are expressing their appreciation for our new hockey offer by subscribing to TVA Sports in huge numbers. We are witnessing the birth of a new hockey tradition in Quebec."

Now that the descrambling is over, TVA Sports management encourages hockey fans to not wait until Saturday to subscribe to the channel so they can avoid waiting and overwhelming in call centres.

About TVA Sports

TVA Sports is Quebec's #1 hockey destination, as well as the indispensable 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).

Contact Information

  • Audrey St-Pierre
    Press Attache
    514 598-2902