The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed to a seven year broadcasting deal with the sports broadcast giants ESPN, latest surfaced reports have claimed.
An official confirmation is yet to come from the league or the channel but is expected to drop this week. SportsNet was the first to report about the deal which also claims that ESPN will be broadcasting the four Stanley Cups between 2022 and 2028 along with streaming rights for Disney, the co-owner of ESPN.
With neither NHL nor ESPN making any comments on the reported deal, the actual financial details of the same are yet to be known.
NHL currently has a long running broadcasting partnership with NBC Sports, which is on its the final season of its US-exclusive 10-year deal, which is worth an estimated $2 billion. However, NBC can still retain the other three Stanley Cups.
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