Amazon Prime Video to exclusively stream two NHL seasons in Canada

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a logo of Amazon Prime Video during a launch event in Mumbai

(Reuters) - National Hockey League (NHL) and its digital broadcast rights owner Rogers Communications on Thursday signed a deal to stream the hockey tournament's next two seasons exclusively on's Prime Video for Canadian audiences.

Amazon Prime subscribers in Canada will be able to access the broadcasts along with match analyses and coverage, according to a joint statement by Rogers and the NHL.

Financial details of the two-year deal were not disclosed.

The move builds on existing tie-ups between the Canadian telecom company and Amazon as the e-commerce major pushes to add more sports content to its streaming service.

Amazon also owns the rights to stream games including National Football League's Thursday Night Football franchise and Premier League soccer matches in the UK, among other sporting events.

NHL uses Amazon's cloud computing platform AWS for in-game analytics and video highlights. Rogers' TV network Sportsnet recently launched on Prime Video Channels in Canada.

Rogers Communications is the national TV and digital rights holder for the NHL, under a 12-year deal through the 2025-2026 season.

(Reporting by Priyanka.G in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)