Viaplay adds NHL and KSW rights ahead of UK launch

Viaplay will become home to the National Hockey League (NHL) and KSW mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UK when the service launches in that country. Up to 1,400 NHL ice hockey will be shown on Viaplay every year until 2027, alongside 12 live events from the KSW promotion annually until 2025. Viaplay will launch […]

TikTok agrees content and branding deal with NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a new content partnership with short form video app TikTok. The NHL and TikTok will work together to deliver exclusive content, including player fashion interviews, “Who Wore It Best” and “Get Dressed with the Best” segments, and other programming designed to showcase player personalities and personal styles. The […]

Telstra to distribute NHL matches across EMEA

Australian telco Telstra has announced a deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) to distribute up to 1,400 games per year to viewers around the world using Telstra’s Global Media Network (GMN). The five-year deal will see Telstra deliver games to rights-holders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with plans to expand to other […]

NHL goes free-to-air in Germany with ProSieben MAXX deal

The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed a free-to-air broadcast partnership in Germany with ProSieben Sat.1.  The deal will see one NHL game broadcast live every week this season on the media company’s ProSieben MAXX channel. In total, ProSieben MAXX will show up to 18 games from the season starting February 27 through the Stanley […]

Sky scores NHL rights for Germany

Sky Deutschland has acquired rights to the National Hockey League (NHL) in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol. The deal will run from the 2021/22 season through to 2024/25, with the broadcaster offering around 300 games per season – which Sky says is more than have ever been shown on German TV before. The […]

NENT picks up the puck with NHL streaming rights in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the exclusive rights to the National Hockey League (NHL) in the Baltic region through to 2026. The company has been quick to enhance Viaplay’s already stellar package of sports rights having launched in the region less than two weeks ago. In the Baltics, the streamer is the exclusive […]

Disney agrees ‘groundbreaking’ NHL deal

Disney has agreed a seven-year deal with the US’s National Hockey League (NHL) in what has been described as a “groundbreaking” agreement. The deal will see Disney hold TV, streaming and media rights to bring NHL coverage to NBC, ESPN and its streaming platforms. The Stanley Cup Final – the showpiece fixture at the end […]

Sports bodies call on US to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy priority list

FIFA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UEFA and a range of US sports bodies have called on the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its priority watchlist on the eve of a review into the Kingdom’s piracy activities.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office is currently holding public hearings in its annual review […]

ESPN adds NHL to ESPN Player in Europe and Africa

ESPN has acquired the rights to the NHL for its ESPN Player OTT product across Europe and Africa.  Coverage includes countries such as Belgium, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Greece. The deal sees three live games per week during the regular season along with on-demand access. Every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the sport’s […]

New sports channels announced for cord-cutting PlayStation Vue 

Sony’s PlayStation Vue has announced the addition of the NHL Network and the ACC Network to its offerings. The NHL Network, dedicated to ice hockey, will air matches including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Championships and Memorial Cup.  ESPN’s ACC Network is a new channel focused on college sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. As […]