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David Proper, senior EVP of international and media strategy at the NHL, discusses the league's new media-rights deals in Germany and Austria, and how the NHL has worked with its broadcast partners in Europe to improve engagement.

The National Hockey League boosted the value of its rights in Germany and Austria in its latest sales round. But it only agreed one-season deals with its primary pay-television broadcasters after bidders failed to meet its longer-term valuation.

Austrian commercial broadcaster Puls 4 has picked up National Hockey League rights for the next four seasons, adding to last year’s acquisition of  rights to the Austrian domestic ice hockey league.

Canadian pay-television broadcaster Sportsnet has agreed ‘multi-year’ regional broadcast rights extensions with the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. S

The value of the National Hockey League’s rights in the Nordics will triple from 2021-22 in Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group’s five-season renewal of the property.

Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has agreed a new deal with the NHL to renew rights across the Nordic region for a further five seasons, from 2021-22 to 2025-26

The Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group will launch its Viaplay services in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the first quarter of 2021, and has already started building its sports portfolio by acquiring…

Ice hockey’s National Hockey League is now receiving additional exposure in the UK after pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport picked up rights to two matches per week.

French pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus faced little competition in renewing its NHL rights, SportBusiness Media understands.

Pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus appears to have renewed its broadcast deal in France for the NHL North American ice hockey league

Russian internet company Yandex will look to expand its sports-rights portfolio after acquiring exclusive rights to the National Hockey League in Russia amid fierce competition.
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OTT platform DAZN has reportedly held talks with North American ice hockey league the NHL about creating a whiparound show, furthering its interest in this type of content

Multi-territory sports broadcaster Setanta Sports will launch in Ukraine on August 1, having picked up a host of sports rights in the country

North American ice hockey league the NHL has stepped up its engagement with the Chinese market by agreeing a partnership with micro-content platform Dongtu

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Hockey League (NHL).

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the media-rights landscape of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Swiss pay-television broadcaster Teleclub has reached a new deal that will give it increased exclusivity over National Hockey League rights in Switzerland from the 2020-21 season