Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

NHL signs on with NBC/Versus for 10 more years

Ekp3dpgw NHL games will remain on Versus and NBC for an additional 10 years, the league and the networks announced Tuesday.

NBC and Versus will televise 100 regular-season games nationally, and there will be a new Thanksgiving Friday game on NBC. The agreement, according to sources who are familiar with the new contract but are not authorized to speak publicly, is worth $2 billion over the 10-year contract.

Under the deal, NBC will televise a national game of the week and the Winter Classic, and Versus will also have a game of the week and keep coverage of the All-Star game.

Versus and NBC will carry all the Stanley Cup playoffs games nationally. Also, the conference semifinals will be carried exclusively on the two networks.

Dick Ebersol, chairman of the NBC Sports Group, also said that Versus will be renamed sometime in the next 60 days in a way that will make it clear that the network is now affiliated with NBC.

According to the NHL, television ratings have risen 84% over the last four years.

ALSO:

Kings -- and their fans -- will be in the black for Game 3 at Staples

NHL playoffs: Ducks' Bobby Ryan suspended for two games

-- Diane Pucin

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: