On Tuesday morning the National Hockey League made another significant announcement regarding the future of its television rights in the United States.
The NHL and Turner Sports reached a multi-faceted, seven-year agreement set to begin with the 2021-22 season.
This historic multimedia rights agreement will bring the Stanley Cup Final and Stanley Cup Playoffs to TNT and TBS for the first time, along with providing Turner Sports rights to up to 72 regular season games and exclusive rights to the NHL Winter Classic each season. TNT will own broadcast coverage of three Stanley Cup Finals over the seven years of the deal. They will also air half of the Stanley Cup Playoffs each year.
The NHL comes to Turner— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) April 27, 2021
Turner Sports & National Hockey League announce seven-year multimedia rights agreement beginning with 2021-22 season
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This deal, coupled with the previous deal with Disney (including ESPN) will more than double the revenue the NHL is getting from its previous broadcast deal with NBC in the US.