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Thoughts Go Out For Eddie Olczyk


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Disney Will Now Own The Majority Of BAMTech

from Ben Munson of FierceCable,

The Walt Disney Company today announced it is buying a majority stake in BAMTech and planning to launch both a Disney and ESPN streaming services.

Disney previously held a 33% stake in BAMTech and now the company will pay another $1.58 billion to buy another 42% in the company.

“The media landscape is increasingly defined by direct relationships between content creators and consumers, and our control of BAMTech’s full array of innovative technology will give us the power to forge those connections, along with the flexibility to quickly adapt to shifts in the market,” said Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger in a statement. “This acquisition and the launch of our direct-to-consumer services mark an entirely new growth strategy for the Company, one that takes advantage of the incredible opportunity that changing technology provides us to leverage the strength of our great brands.”

The previously announced ESPN-branded multisport service is now getting more details about the programming it will offer. Disney said the service will feature 10,000 live regional, national and international games and events per year from leagues including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Grand Slam tennis and college sports.

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Do You Want The NHL Back On ESPN?

from Adrian Dater of BSNDenver,

Hockey fans that have lamented the day in 2005 when the NHL and ESPN ceased to be broadcast partners, take heart; In an interview on the BSN Avalanche Podcast on Thursday, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and part-time hockey broadcaster, John Buccigross, said he believes his network and the NHL will become partners again within the next three years, when the league’s current U.S. television contract with NBC expires.

“I’m real optimistic that we’ll be a part of the NHL plan next time,” Buccigross told BSN Denver. “I’m not in the negotiations or decisions, but the negotiations open up in two years, and the (NBC) deal ends in three. There’s no doubt ESPN (was) very aggressive last time trying to get the package, and we’ll be very aggressive this time.. and I feel good about our chances to get some.. to have games in the next package.”

Buccigross, who recently signed a new five-year contract to stay at ESPN, called it his “long-term goal” to be a regular play-by-play man for NHL games.


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The NBC Sports Group Announces Their Plans For The 2017-18 NHL Season

STAMFORD, Conn. – July 31, 2017 – Coming off of the most-watched Stanley Cup Final without an Original Six team on record, NBC Sports Group is scheduled to present 99 NHL regular-season games during the 2017-18 season, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins host the St. Louis Blues. All games will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated users via TV Everywhere.

“We’re proud to offer our most diverse NHL schedule ever to fans across the country,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer & President of Production, NBC Sports. “From classic rivalries and historic franchises, to young stars such as Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid, a hockey-crazed market in Nashville, and a new franchise in Vegas, this schedule represents our commitment to present the NHL’s diverse and emerging stars, teams, and stories.”

Schedule highlights include:

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Live Stream- NHL Network UFA Day Coverage

NHL Network coverage of UFA Day.

You will be watching Sportsnet's feed, watch it below...

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Evening Line- Bob McKenzie

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Anecdotally speaking, I don't ever recall so many "deals" being done in this so-called "talking/discussion period." There are a lot.

So it's all well and good to say VAN will give Sam Gagner three years or Michael Del Zotto two years and sign G Anders Nilsson, too...

...but I do worry with sooo many deals "potentially" done that one or two of them find a way to get undone. Devil is always in the details.

As 1 exec just noted: "Until 12 noon ET, teams can only discuss contract interest in general terms, not specifics about length or dollars."

Here could be an example...


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NBCSN Coverage Of The Awards Show, Expansion Draft And The First Round Of The NHL Draft

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 20, 2017 – The NHL celebrates the top performances from the 2016-17 season and looks ahead to the 2017-18 campaign and beyond this week, beginning tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with live coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The NHL Expansion Draft will reveal the first members of the NHL’s 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the upcoming 2017-18 season.

In addition, NBCSN will televise live coverage of the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft this Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft, as well as the 2017 NHL Draft.

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Evening Line- Mark Lazerus

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

NEW YORK / TORONTO (June 13, 2017) – Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup® Final, which saw the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup® Championship, delivered an average audience of 11.5 million across North America (NBC; CBC/SN;TVA Sports). It was the most-watched Stanley Cup® Playoff game in North America since Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final (Chicago vs. Boston; 12.2 million average audience). 

The 2017 Stanley Cup Final attracted an average audience of 8.09 million across North America, marking a year-over-year increase of 23%. 

Overall, the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered a 52% year-over-year increase in national viewership, as an average audience of 3.57 million across North America tuned in to see 87 playoff games featuring 27 overtime and 50 one-goal games. 

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Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs On Sportsnet

TORONTO (June 12, 2017) The champion has been crowned, the Cup has been raised and it’s clear that 2017 was a banner year for coverage of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as fans flocked to Sportsnet to get their fill of everything hockey. Sportsnet’s audiences for television, digital and radio coverage all increased significantly year-over-year from the start of the playoffs on April 12 through to the Pittsburgh Penguins claiming its second consecutive Stanley Cup on June 11.

“Nearly three quarters of all Canadians tuned in to watch at least part of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers Media. “That is an extraordinary number that clearly underscores the deep love and unparalleled passion Canadians have for hockey. The Stanley Cup Playoffs provided compelling stories, and our editorial teams provided expert coverage on TV, radio and online."

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