What will the NHL Canadian TV deal look like?
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02-21-2013, 04:06 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
No way the NHL agrees to put Saturday night games on cable only. They would lose too much exposure.
I suspect that CBC will hang on to the Saturday games. If the NHL gives the night to Bell Globemedia, CBC will never again show NHL hockey. It suits the NHL to have multiple bidders for Canadian TV rights.
Playoffs? Again, there are a lot of extra eyeballs, and many casual fans might not be so inclined to buy a sports cable package to watch the local team. So once the NHL again loses exposure.
If Bell wants more playoff games, they have to put them on CTV. Plain and simple.
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