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Originally Posted by Crossfire View Post
Im kind of shocked i figured Espn would go all out as a plan b for nfl/nba lockouts

They tried by NBC/VS apparently had some kind of matching rights.

Originally Posted by PensFanSince1989 View Post
Anybody know how much NBC ended up paying the NHL each year under its revenue sharing deal, if anything?

I'm assuming this is probably an increase of at least $100 million / season, which means you can expect the salary cap to go up by about $2 million just as a result of this, no?

No, it was peanuts last we heard. The deal was to share revenue after all production costs were covered. About 3 yrs back, one figure that had surfaced (maybe during the BK trial). Will have to hunt for it.


Under their current agreement, NBC pays for production costs of NHL games and both parties sell advertising for those broadcasts. The advertising revenue covers production costs first and the remaining profits are split 80-20 between the NHL and NBC, respectively.

1) NBC:
-->2007-08: <$5 MM each ($3 MM per Brooks)

Looks Like NBC & The NHL Again Next Season
by Paul on 12/10/08 at 09:01 AM ET

via William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

The NHL is expected to extend its TV deal with NBC through the 2009-10 season. The profit-sharing arrangement has made money for both sides, but not a great deal. The NHL and NBC each earned a profit of less than $5-million (U.S.) from the 2007-08 season, according to sources.

The extension makes sense for the NHL, which would have games airing on NBC, the U.S. Olympic network, in January of 2010 before the hockey tournament in February.

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