It’s a little late for the NHL playoffs.
The NHL playoffs are already underway, but for the first time in decades, a full-court press to boost ratings is being waged in a sport that has long been a bastion of the media and the American consumer.
The NHL’s annual broadcast on Sportsnet is the highest-rated in the league, and the league’s broadcast rights are in the hands of NBC Sports and Comcast SportsNet.
As it stands, the games broadcast on NBC Sports have averaged about 18 million viewers a game, compared with about 14 million on SportsNet’s sister network, which has averaged 7.2 million.
The NHL is the only major professional sport in North America to have a direct broadcast partner, and while it hasn’t been without problems, the NHL has been able to find a solution to the problem.
“The NHL and the players have always understood that the most important thing is to keep the fans and viewers entertained,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an interview on Wednesday.
“So we’ve been able, over time, to get in front of the issue. “
“We’ve done it by taking some of the leverage that they’ve used, but we’ve also done it with a lot of our own hard work. “
“That’s what we’re hoping to continue to do over the next few years.””
It was a big win for the NFL and the NBA, as well as a blow to the NHL. “
That’s what we’re hoping to continue to do over the next few years.”
It was a big win for the NFL and the NBA, as well as a blow to the NHL.
As it stood, the NFL was expected to get at least $3 billion for its broadcast rights, which the league said would be paid by the league in the form of broadcast fees and other income streams.
But as the NBA and the NHL have begun to negotiate with broadcasters about the rights, they have said they’re looking for the same deal.
“I don’t think it’s a fair deal,” Daly said.
We all want to have an equal playing field. “
I think the NHL should have that leverage.
We all want to have an equal playing field.
And I think the players want to be able to do that, too.
But if we’re going to play on the same level, I think we should have equal leverage.”
The league has been negotiating this for years, and it’s been one of the things that’s kept us in business, but it’s now been put on the table in a very different light.
“I think there’s a lot more at stake than just money, and that’s something that’s going to be important for us to continue.”
The NHL says it’s hoping to have the deal done by the end of the month.
The league will release its first-ever full-season ratings report on Thursday.