The Buffalo Sabres and FuboTV today announced a multi-year partnership to expand streaming of Buffalo Sabres games into the Niagara region of Southern Ontario, beginning November 27th.
The partnership marks the first time the Buffalo Sabres' MSG broadcast will be available to fans in Southern Ontario since 2015-16.
The Niagara Region is located in the southernmost part of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated urban area in Southern Ontario, Canada. It is bordered by Lake Erie to the south, the Niagara River to the west, and the Niagara Escarpment to the north. The region encompasses 12 municipalities, including Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland, and West Lincoln. The region is known for its natural beauty, including the Niagara River, Niagara Falls, and the Niagara Escarpment, as well as its wineries, orchards, and historical sites.
In addition to in-game coverage, Fubo will also stream pre- and post-game coverage of Sabres hockey including pre-game breakdowns, highlights, exclusive interviews, and studio analysis.
Fubo subscribers residing in zip codes in which Sabres broadcasts will be available will have access to all Buffalo Sabres game content and shoulder programming on the newly launched Fubo Sports Niagara channel.
To celebrate the expansion, Buffalo Sabres season ticket members are eligible to receive an exclusive offer for a 30-day free trial of Fubo, while non-season ticket members are eligible to receive an offer for a 14-day free trial.
"Fubo is thrilled to partner with the Buffalo Sabres as their home in Southern Ontario for the next few seasons," said Ben Grad, SVP, strategic partnerships and operations, Fubo. "As we continue to grow our sports-first streaming platform, it was important for us to super-serve Canadians with NHL games they can't stream anywhere else. This partnership marks Fubo's first hockey team rights in Canada, and we could not be more excited to bring Sabres action to their many fans in and around the Niagara region."
Buffalo Sabres games will be available on Fubo to Niagara region subscribers beginning with Buffalo's road contest against the New York Rangers tonight.
The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member club of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference. The team was founded in 1970 as part of the NHL's expansion to 14 teams. The Sabres play their home games at the KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
The Sabres have never won the Stanley Cup, but they have made the playoffs 21 times in their history. They have also won two Presidents' Trophies, which are awarded to the team with the best regular-season record in each conference.
The Sabres' most famous players include Gilbert Perreault, Rick Jeanneret, Danny Gare, Pat LaFontaine, Dominik Hasek, and Dale Tallon. The team's mascot is a sabretooth tiger named Sabretooth.
The Sabres are one of the most popular teams in the NHL, and they have a passionate fan base in Buffalo and Western New York. The team's motto is "Let's Go Sabres!"