Rogers Sportsnet, which got out of the basketball business three years ago, is getting back in.
Sources say the channel is about to finalize a three-year deal that will give it 35 Toronto Raptors games per season, as well as other National Basketball Association games. The 35 games will come at the expense of the CBC and The Score, neither of which will carry the Raptors next year.
TSN and TSN2 will share the remaining 47 Raptors games.
All games will be carried nationally, which may mean some of the games will be aired on a yet unlaunched Sportsnet channel.