NHL and Turner Sports announced a 7-year media copyright agreement on Tuesday. The agreement will broadcast the regular season TV broadcast on TNT and TBS, the Stanley Cup between the beginning of the next season and 2027-28. Playoffs and Stanley Cup finals.
Warner Media News and Sports Chairman Jeff Zach said: “This agreement with the National Hockey League has brought TNT the most prestigious sports championship, and it will help us throughout the “Turner Sports and Bletcher Report.” The series provides more high-quality content.” “We are very happy to focus on the world’s best hockey league on the leading network, and in the next few years will continue to further enhance the status of this big-name hockey player through the ever-expanding digital platform .”
For the next seven seasons, Turner Sports, along with Walt Disney and ESPN, became NHL’s national media copyright partners in the United States. NHL, Walt Disney Company and ESPN announced a multi-platform media rights deal on March 10.
As part of the agreement, Turner Sports’ network will broadcast the NHL Winter Classic, which is the league’s annual New Year’s Day outdoor game, in all seven seasons of the transaction. They will show all the games in the Stanley Cup finals in 2023, 2025 and 2027, with one final final per season, half of the first two rounds of the playoffs and 72 regular season games per season.
Bleacher Report, owned by Turner, will have the right to use NHL highlights on its digital platform.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said: “Turner Sports is known for its outstanding sports coverage, quality and innovation capabilities. We are very pleased that this new partnership will provide our fans with The content they like comes from the platform and device of their choice.” “TNT is a recognized and acclaimed destination for sports fans, and we will also benefit from the Bleacher Report and young digital game-savvy players. The deep connection between fans. WarnerMedia has become the joint copyright holder of the NHL family for the next seven years. This has had an incredible impact on us. With the continuous development of the media landscape, we will be in the future The development is in a favorable position and will bring continuous growth to the NHL and our club.”
As part of the deal with the Walt Disney Company and ESPN, the Stanley Cup finals will be broadcast on ABC in 2022, 2024, 2026 and 2028. They have the right to broadcast one finals each season, half of the first two rounds of the playoffs, 25 regular season games on ABC or ESPN and 75 national games on ESPN+ and Hulu.
They will also broadcast more than 1,000 off-court games on ESPN+ each regular season, which will replace NHL.TV.
Since 2005-06, NBC has been the national media copyright partner of the NHL. The 10-year agreement with the league will expire this season.