As per reports, the National Hockey League and Walt Disney Co (DIS) have entered a partnership with seven-year TV, streaming, and media rights that will entertain with games with ESPN, ABC, and streaming platforms. The partnership will begin with the NHL’s 2021-22 season, with the exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final on ABC in four of the seven years of the agreement. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however, the deal is reportedly worth between $2 billion to $2.5 billion.
There will be 100 exclusive regular-season games per season across ESPN’s networks and streaming platforms. NHL’s out-of-market streaming package, with more than 1,000 games, will be available for fans with an ESPN+ subscription.
“I believe it is fair to say we were both satisfied with the arrangement that we reached and when I had this approved by the NHL owners on Monday unanimously, they were satisfied,” stated NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
The NHL’s existing 10-year $2 billion estimated broadcast deal with NBC expires at the end of the 2020-21 season.
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