Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/19/05 at 09:01 AM ET
OLN has landed the cable TV rights to the NHL. So who's carrying the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, the Home Shopping Network? Note to OLN programming: See if you can squeeze in a Red Wings-Maple Leafs game on, say, a Monday night. Yeah, just wedge it in there between that pro bull-riding show and the All-Star BBQ Showdown. And make sure your viewers know you may be joining the umpteenth Survivor rerun already in progress if the game goes into overtime. OLN, which stands for Outdoor Life Network, shows the kind of junk ESPN used to air in its formative days. You want rodeo? Check. You want tree-chopping? Got it. You want deer hunting? C'mon down.
update 9:16am, NHL Blows It Again
from the Summit Daily News,
The NHL had a chance. A chance to do something right, albeit at a slight financial loss. It should come as no surprise to any of us, considering the recently completed year of empty nets, that the NHL blew this chance.
The sports TV behemoth that is ESPN wanted to continue broadcasting NHL games for the coming season, like it has in the past. The lockout hurt, yes, but the Worldwide Leader was willing to take hockey back and help fans remember that the NHL is indeed worth following.
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