Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 11/16/14

The National Hockey League announced a 12-year, $5.232 billion (Canadian) agreement with Rogers Communications for broadcast and multimedia rights. The agreement is the largest media rights deal in NHL history, and begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2025-26 season. “Our fans always want to explore deeper and more emotional connections to NHL hockey, and that is precisely what Rogers has promised to deliver over the next 12 years — channeling the reach of its platforms and the intensity of its passion for the game into an unparalleled viewing experience,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a joint press release issued by the League and Rogers. “The NHL is extremely excited about the power and potential of this groundbreaking partnership.” Rodgers will have national rights to all NHL games, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all of its platforms in all languages. “Our vision is to build on the NHL’s legacy in Canada with an emphasis on storytelling, innovation, and technology — weaving the NHL, its teams and its stars even deeper into the fabric of Canadian culture,” Pelley said. “Today’s announcement significantly increases the value of our premium Sportsnet brand and reinforces our commitment to making Sportsnet the No. 1 sports media brand in Canada.”   The post NHL, Rogers announce $5.2B Canadien TV deal appeared first on Sports Glory.

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