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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NHL to extend TV deals

If sometime in the next decade, Gary Bettman says the magical words: "John
Tavares/Kyle Okposo, come get the Stanley Cup", it looks like it will be seen on
NBC.

It appears that the NHL will announce at 1pm ET that the league has a new 10
year deal with NBC/Versus.

Follow @Ourand_SBJ for more details:

From Puck Daddy:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/NBC-Versus-win-NHL-TV-rights-in-bidding-war-vs-?urn=nhl-wp2944

From The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbc-sports-nhl-reach-new-179799
From BizJournal (with Sports Business Journal story):
http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/04/19/nbc-versus-to-announce-nhl-tv-deal.html


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home
telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on
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