The NHL and Turner Sports on Tuesday formally announced a seven-year agreement that begins next season and will put three Stanley Cup Finals on the TNT cable network. It is in the final season of a 10-year contract. …
Is the NHL on NBC ending?
Their 16-year broadcast run will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens. NBC will bring the curtain down on their coverage of the NHL at the conclusion of the series, officially handing the coverage keys over to ESPN.
Why is NBC dropping the NHL?
Sports Business Journal reported Monday that NBC has exited the bidding for the NHL’s remaining media rights after putting forward a $100 million/year bid that was “well below” the league’s desired figure.
Why is NBC no longer hockey?
NBC’s coverage of the NHL was supposed to begin in January of 2005, but the season was cancelled due to the lockout. It also morphed from a revenue-sharing deal with no rights fees paid to NBC and the league agreeing to a 10-year, $2 billion rights agreement in April of 2011.
Is NBC giving up hockey?
The NBC Sports Network is shutting down. The network will stop operations by the end of 2021, a person familiar with the plan confirmed to CNBC. NBC will transfer its sports media rights, including the National Hockey League, to USA Network. … Both networks are owned by CNBC parent company NBCUniversal.
Is the NHL moving to ESPN?
The National Hockey League commenced its 2021-22 season on Tuesday. It’s also the first year of its $1 billion media rights package with ESPN and Turner Sports. … The Disney-owned network added the 2021 contest topped its last highly-rated NHL opener in Oct. 2001 between the Penguins and Colorado Avalanche.
What network is the NHL moving to?
The NHL’s new seven-year agreement with AT&T-owned WarnerMedia is worth over $1 billion. Turner Sports will broadcast three Stanley Cups and the Winter Classic.
What network will carry the NHL in 2022?
TNT will be the home of the 2022 Winter Classic in the United States.
Is NBC Sports moving to USA Network?
Sports action that will appear on USA in 2022 includes coverage from the Premier League, NASCAR, INDYCAR, the Olympic Games, USGA and the R&A Golf Championships, college and Olympic sports, horse racing, cycling, and more. Many of these sports will continue to have programming on the NBC broadcast network.
What will replace NBC Sports Network?
As announced earlier this year, NBCSN will cease operations at the end of 2021 and much of the sports programming will shift to USA Network. Beginning Jan.
Is NBC Sports being Cancelled?
NBCUniversal decided to discontinue its national network NBC Sports Network on December 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.