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Local Broadcast Revenue Thread

This comment came up in the Is the Sun Belt Expansion becoming a success? (Mod: or Non-traditional markets) thread.

Originally Posted by kdb209 View Post

US National Broadcast deals + 24 US Local RSN Broadcast deals >> Canadian National Broadcast deals + 6 Canadian Local Broadcast deals.
Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
I'd feel better about this claim if you could fill in the numbers.
Originally Posted by Rob View Post
My comment was based on a guesstimate - recognizing 24 > 6, the large local TV deals of some US teams (NYI, Detroit, etc), and the fact that even small market teams receive significant local tv revenues (The 'Yotes received ~5M/yr according to the BK docs, IIRC).

I thought it would be useful to actually document just what the NHL's local deals are.

If there is enough feedback, I'll summarize in a table in this first post.

I'll start with the otherwise inexplicable New York Islander deal with MSG - ranging from $17.5M in '00-'01 to $36M in '30-'31. The last reported numbers I've seen put it currently at ~$22-24M/yr (but I'll look for a more definitive link).

Cablevision recoiled at the possibility of paying the Islanders 18 1/2 percent of total FSNY-MSG revenues. In the talks, the team got an extension through the 2030-31 season, which features yearly payments rising from $14.8 million next season and $17.5 million in 2000-1 to $36 million in the final year, and the possibility of lousy performances causing a breach disappeared from the final contract.

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