Ice Hockey

USA

NBC Sports has announced that the National Women’s Hockey League 2021 Isobel Cup semifinals and final will air live exclusively on cable network NBCSN on February 4-5.

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.

Swiss League, the second-tier ice hockey league in Switzerland, has created its own limited company and hired Jean Brogle, an experienced rights executive, ahead of a proposed sale of broadcast rights

The Swedish Hockey League has ensured its long-term financial security by boosting the value of its domestic rights by over a third in a renewal with TV4 Media out to 2029-30.
USA

Sports data and technology company Genius Sports Group has struck a long-term partnership with the American Hockey League encompassing exclusive live data and streaming rights

Commercial Sports Media, the Sweden-based sports marketing agency and consultancy, is to market international broadcast rights to Germany’s premier ice hockey league, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 has renegotiated and extended its deal for domestic top-tier ice hockey, increasing its rights fee from next season, while also strengthening its ties to the sport by adding all rights controlled by the national federation.

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG SSR has extended its deal with the Infront agency for rights to key International Ski Federation (FIS), International Ice Hockey Federation and World Curling Federation events.

Swedish pay-television broadcaster C More has retained exclusive rights to its flagship sports property in a new six-year deal with the Swedish Hockey League, the top division of ice hockey in the country

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 Swiss Competition Commission (Weko) has fined telco UPC around CHF30m ($33m/€27.9

The 2020-21 edition of ice hockey’s pan-European Champions Hockey League has been cancelled because of the ongoing spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The ‘Sport in France’ free-to-air channel will broadcast the country’s top-tier men’s ice hockey league in the 2020-21 season. Inv

Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 is to show widespread coverage of the country’s top handball and ice hockey leagues with matches produced using automated cameras.

Finnish telco DNA has agreed a carriage deal with pay-television broadcaster MTV to provide games from SM-Liiga, the top division of domestic club ice hockey

Belarusian telecoms operator Beltelecom has retained broadcast rights to the country’s top-tier ice hockey league in a new agreement with the Belarusian Ice Hockey Association (BIHA).
USA

Both the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association returned to play after delays of more than four months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and generated strong ratings among American television…