Breakaway PPV is a Canadian English language regional pay-per-view television provider in Western Canada and the territories. Breakaway is jointly owned by the parent companies of the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers at 33.33% each. Its sole offerings are regional pay-per-view broadcasts of National Hockey League games involving the aforementioned teams which are not available through other broadcast or cable channels. Although Breakaway is the corporate and licensee name, it is never used on air, only the individual service names including Canucks TV, Oilers PPV and Flames PPV.
With the launch of Rogers Sportsnet One and corresponding deals for that channel to carry additional Canucks, Oilers, and Flames games regionally, covering the quotas previously allotted to Breakaway, it is anticipated that the service will no longer be in operation as of the 2010-11 NHL season.
- ↑ ROGERS SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES LANDMARK 10-YEAR BROADCAST AGREEMENT FOR NHL HOCKEY, Rogers Sportsnet press release, August 10, 2010
- ↑ CANUCKS ANNOUNCE NEW TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP WITH ROGERS SPORTSNET ONE, Rogers Sportsnet press release, July 28, 2010