Where to watch the Canadiens on TV in 2023-24

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This fall marks 10 years since Rogers and the NHL announced a $5.2-billion rights deal that changed the way hockey is broadcast in Canada. But after nine seasons (and with three more to go), Canadiens fans are still having trouble figuring out what channel their games are on, so by popular demand, we’re bringing back this guide for another year.

Not much has changed since last season. Sportsnet still holds the national NHL rights, and so Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evening games will be nationally televised on Rogers channels (note that this doesn’t include late-night or afternoon games on those days), plus all playoff games and special events like the All-Star Game. On Saturdays, Rogers can choose between CBC, Citytv, Sportsnet, Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360 to broadcast its games.

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While in the past the Toronto Maple Leafs were given priority for CBC on Saturday nights, this season you may see more of Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield on the public broadcaster. While Sportsnet can (and does) change channel assignments as the season goes on, so far there are 12 Canadiens games scheduled for CBC on Saturday nights, and on nine of those occasions the Leafs will be airing on Sportsnet.

As was the case last year, Rogers will broadcast a total of 32 Canadiens games nationally this regular season. The other 50 games will be broadcast regionally on TSN2 with Bryan Mudryk doing play-by-play. As usual, these regional games will be blacked out west of Pembroke and Belleville, Ont.

In French, TVA has the national rights so all 21 Saturday evening games, plus Wednesday’s season opener and any playoff games (it’s early, we can still hope) will be on TVA Sports with Félix Séguin on the call. The remaining 60 games will be on RDS with the familiar voice of Pierre Houde.

On radio, there’s once again a new voice on TSN 690, which announced last month that Victor Findlay will be the play-by-play voice going forward. Findlay has called NHL and international hockey games for TSN. He succeeds Peter Ruttgaizer, who stepped in to replace Dan Robertson after Robertson became the TV voice for the Winnipeg Jets. In French, Cogeco’s 98.5 FM will continue to broadcast all games with Dany Dubé and Martin McGuire.

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