NHL Reaches 7-Year Agreement With ESPN
The National Hockey League will get back to ESPN starting next season.
The different sides have agreed on a seven-year contract that incorporates four Stanley Cup Finals, individuals acquainted with the arrangement disclosed to The Associated Press. Individuals talked about the state of namelessness in light of the fact that the agreement has not been finished.
ESPN and the NHL had no remark. The arrangement was first detailed by SportsNet in Canada.
NBC is in the last period of a 10-year contract worth $2 billion that gives it public NHL rights, however, the class will air on different organizations in its next understanding.
ESPN began circulating NHL games when it went on the air in 1979 by making manages singular groups. It had public NHL rights from 1985-88 and 1992-2004.
NBC has circulated games since 2005 is still among the bidders for the other piece of the arrangement, which incorporates three Stanley Cup Finals.
The majority of NBC’s games air on NBC Sports Network, however that channel is being closed somewhere near the year’s end. The greater part of NBCSN’s occasions are being moved to USA Network.
Fox Sports and CBS are additionally prone to place in offers. Fox had NHL rights from 1995-99. Where every one of the three organizations stand could become more clear after the NFL’s TV rights are finished.
NBC’s arrangement with the English Premier League, which lapses toward the finish of next season, is likewise up for recharging.