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from Christopher Botta of SportsBusiness Journal,
The NHL is crafting a series of Canadian television deals that could increase its average annual rights fees to more than $350 million, nearly double the current amount, while creating a Sunday night telecast franchise for the league.
The ongoing negotiations involve five Canadian networks: CBC, TSN, Sportsnet, and French-language broadcasters RDS and TVA. Negotiations are focused on 10-year deals, the same length as the $2 billion agreement between the NHL and NBC Sports Group that was reached in 2011. The forthcoming Canadian deals are expected to escalate in value over the length of the contracts, possibly exceeding a total of $400 million by the end of their terms....
According to industry sources, CBC will remain as the league’s major partner and will retain “Hockey Night in Canada,” its iconic franchise since 1953. But the network would see its rights fee go up and some of its current inventory go to other programmers.
CBC (the over-the-air, public Canadian Broadcasting Co.) now pays $121 million a year. In the new deal, CBC is expected to pay about $175 million a year. However, it would lose the rights to the NHL All-Star Game and some playoff broadcasts, sources said.
Don Cherry praises Adam Oates for starting Tom Wilson in Toronto tonight, talked about the play of Clarke MacArthur, discussed the play of Andrew MacDonald of the Islanders and a few more topics.
Toronto/Washington, Montreal/Pittsburgh and Ottawa/Detroit all featured tonight.
The Hotstove folks discussed the Winter Classic, trade plans for a few teams and the upcoming BOG meeting late in the first week of December.
The After Forty segment of Hockey Night in Canada last night was all Harry Neale, a recent winner of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.
Sit back for the next six minutes and enjoy.
Don Cherry discussed Ted Nolan as the coach of the Sabres,had some words of advice for Nazem Kadri and took a look at Steve Ott.
Cherry also mentionded the Flyers have started playing well ever since the Emery fight and he also looked at the four goal night from Tyler Seguin.
A musical montage set to 'Not Guilty
Andi Petrillo of Hockey Night Hangout welcomed Mike Murphy, Senior VP of Hockey Operation and discussed how technology is evolving in the game of hockey.
You can watch the 17 minute video below...
Coach's Corner: Leafs are Throwing Reimer 'to the wolves'"
Grapes says they're protecting Jonathan Bernier because they traded for him, 'but that's alright'.
Cherry also said the ref in the Emery fight did the right thing and a few more topics too.
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