The National Lacrosse League has secured a landmark Canadian media rights deal with TSN, marking the organization's most comprehensive broadcast partnership in the country in its 35-year history.
The multiyear agreement includes both linear television and live streaming coverage on TSN digital platforms, TSN.ca and the TSN app.
It also includes exclusive rights to the regular season “NLL Game of the Week,” as well as comprehensive playoff action, including the NLL Championship Series.Five of the NLL's 14 teams are based in Canada.
“This partnership will give us the ability to distribute NLL games to even more fans than ever before and showcase our amazing athletes, coaches, and action that so many Canadians love so dearly and have enjoyed in person," said NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz.It is the latest major commercial move by the NLL, which recently established an expansion team in Las Vegas, Nevada, that will be led by billionaire team owner Joe Tsai, ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, pro golfer Dustin Johnson, and Steve Nash, head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Brooklyn Nets.
The NLL is set to return in early December after delaying its return from the Covid-19 pandemic.