The National Lacrosse League, the leading North American indoor competition, has agreed a multi-year media rights partnership with Canadian pay-television broadcaster TSN.

The network will provide coverage of NLL games via broadcasting and streaming platforms for the first time since 2016.

TSN will have exclusive rights to the NLL Game of the Week, and the playoffs, including the NLL Championship Series.

The 2021-22 season begins on 3 December.

Notably, the network will deliver NLL coverage to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers through live streaming on its digital platforms and the TSN app.

The NLL joins the TSN line-up of sport that includes the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the Canadian Football League.

Nick Sakiewicz, commissioner of NLL, said: “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.”

Nathalie Cook, vice president at TSN, added: “Box lacrosse is an exciting, fast-paced sport, and we are very proud to partner with the NLL to grow the game and bring comprehensive live coverage to Canadian viewers throughout the season.

“The NLL is a significant addition to our live sports schedule, one we know our fans will enjoy for years to come, and we’re excited to deliver expansive coverage, both on and off the floor, to spotlight the league’s talented players.”