NHL signs 7-year deal with Turner Sports
The NHL and Turner Sports agreed to a seven-year media rights deal that includes regular-season, playoff, and Stanley Cup Final games televised on TNT and TBS beginning next season and running through 2027-28, the league announced Tuesday.
The deal is worth $225 million per season, according to Sean Shapiro and Richard Deitsch of The Athletic.
Turner Sports joins the Walt Disney Co. and ESPN - they agreed to a deal with the NHL in March - as the league's national media rights partners in the U.S. over the next seven seasons.
The company will air the Winter Classic in all seven campaigns; the Stanley Cup Final in 2023, 2025, and 2027; half of the playoffs; and 72 regular-season games. ABC will televise the Stanley Cup Final in 2022, 2024, 2026, and 2028 as part of the agreement with ESPN.
NBC is in the final season of a 10-year contract with the NHL and has been the league's national media rights partner since 2005. The company announced earlier this year that it didn't have plans to renew its deal.
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