Hockey East and ESPN have reached a six-year media rights settlement that can deliver the storied school hockey convention’s males’s and girls’s video games to the community’s tv and streaming platforms starting subsequent season.
The deal contains greater than 300 video games yearly, totally on the streaming service ESPN+. Three video games will air on ESPNU every season.
The settlement contains all males’s and girls’s video games all through the common season, in addition to the postseason convention tournaments. The Hockey East ladies’s match is now set to be broadcast on an ESPN community.
“Hockey East is delighted to start an thrilling and complete digital and linear partnership with ESPN,” stated Hockey East commissioner Steve Metcalf. “By putting the highest collegiate hockey convention on the ‘House of Hockey,’ Hockey East can now present our followers with the premier live-viewing expertise in all of sports activities.”
Stated Dan Margulis, ESPN’s senior director of programming: “ESPN is proud so as to add unique rights to Hockey East, one of many sport’s premier conferences, to our ever-growing lineup of top-level hockey leagues and occasions. With half of the over 300 video games yearly devoted to ladies’s hockey, we’re very excited to assist develop the game throughout ESPN platforms.”
ESPN, which has been branding itself as the brand new “House of Hockey” since reacquiring NHL rights earlier than this season, provides Hockey East to a portfolio that additionally contains greater than 350 video games of ECAC protection, in addition to each recreation from the Premier Hockey Federation and entry to greater than 1,000 NHL video games.
ESPN additionally broadcasts the boys’s and girls’s Frozen 4, together with this week’s males’s semifinals (Thursday) and last (Saturday) from TD Backyard.
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