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 […]

BAMTech-powered NHL app launches on Fire TV

Disney-owned video streaming technology firm, BAMTech, has launched the NHL app it operates in partnership with the National Hockey League on Amazon Fire TV devices in the US. The Amazon Fire TV app lets ice hockey fans access NHL.TV to watch out-of-market games live and on demand. BAMTech said it also plans to soon launch […]

Yahoo agrees NHL ice-hockey deal

Yahoo has signed a deal with the NHL to broadcast live, out-of-market games and on-demand content. Viewers can watch the content for free on Yahoo, throughout the week, with no cable subscription or authentication required. “This alliance brings us one step closer to providing fans a live professional sporting event every day, on Yahoo, completely […]

MTG secures NHL rights

Modern Times Group (MTG) has struck a new five-year deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) for exclusive broadcast and online rights across the Nordic countries. MTG has also reached an agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the NHL to broadcast the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. MTG has held the […]

NHL expands European coverage

US ice hockey league the NHL has secured a raft of broadcast deals in Europe. The Hockey channel has bought the rights to up to 15 live NHL games per week for the next five seasons in Ukraine. Arena Sports has signed with the league to air multiple matches each week in Bosnia and Herzegovina, […]