NHL Agrees Two Broadcast Deals in Europe

February 15, 2012

The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the addition of two broadcast agreements that will provide live game coverage of the NHL in the Ukraine, order Slovenia, vcialis 40mg Serbia, clinic Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The recently launched Ukrainian “Hockey” TV channel has secured the rights to show up to 15 live NHL games per week in the Ukraine for the next five seasons. The addition of the 24-hour “Hockey” channel featuring live NHL contests has brought the game back to a Ukrainian TV audience for the first time in more than three years.

Arena Sports has secured the rights to show multiple live NHL games per week in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina for the next five seasons.  Through this deal, live NHL games also will be made available in Slovenia through Sport TV.  All games will be broadcast in HD and in the local language.

These additions follow a number of distribution agreements reached this season with international broadcasters throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as the landmark distribution partnership between the NHL and MTG to provide live coverage of all 1,230 regular-season games and every Stanley Cup Playoffs game throughout the Nordic region, including Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

by Ismail Uddin