FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2012
Eastlink TV and the QMJHL announce five year deal
Halifax, NS – Building on its commitment to community and local sports, Eastlink TV is proud to announce a five-year agreement as the exclusive broadcast provider for the Halifax Mooseheads, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and Prince Edward Island Rocket.
“Our customers have come to expect the very best local sports coverage from us,” said Michael Smith, vice president of Eastlink TV. “We’re really excited to continue our partnership with the Q League and more specifically, the three local teams in our Atlantic service area. Our viewership of Friday Night Hockey clearly illustrates how important local sports coverage is to our customers.”
As the Maritimes #1 Sports Channel, Eastlink has been providing its subscribers with compelling local sports coverage for over 30 years.
“We’re extremely pleased to have partnered with Eastlink TV for another five years,” said Cape Breton Screaming Eagles President and Director of Business Operations Paul MacDonald. “Friday Night Hockey has become a staple for QMJHL fans in Atlantic Canada.”
Eastlink TV has been providing live game coverage of the Halifax Mooseheads for the past 18 years, and has since branched out to provide coverage of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles and PEI Rocket.
“Eastlink’s been a great partner since day one,” said Halifax Mooseheads Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Governor
Travis Kennedy. “This agreement comes as great news and we’re positive they’ll continue to do a great job of broadcasting our games to fans in the region.”
PEI Rocket VP of Operations, Trent Birt, had this to say about the five year deal, “It’s great to know that for the next five years, Eastlink will continue bringing a very exciting brand of hockey, filled with future NHL players, into the homes of their viewers. They recognize the value of having the best development league for future professionals as an integral part of their programming.”
In Atlantic Canada and indeed across the country, Eastlink continues to make a strong and demonstrated commitment to the communities they serve.
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