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by Paul on 06/24/12 at 09:59 PM ET
from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Globe and Mail,
A second network night in the next Canadian TV broadcast contract (due in 2014) might be the NHL’s solution to extending its brand in Canada, while keeping a maximum number of Canadian TV partners in the game.
The idea emerged in a discussion this weekend at the NHL draft here with NHL chief operating officer John Collins.
“I like the fact that Sunday Night Football has become the No. 1 show on television in the U.S.,” Collins said. “Not just the No. 1 football program in America, but the No. 1 television program overall. That gives us lots of hope for our upcoming Canadian TV rights discussions.”
Collins, a product of the NFL, didn’t elaborate, but Hockey Night in Canada already owns Saturdays. Why not a second night in an age when sports remains TV’s go-to property?
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