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What About That Comcast/NBC Deal?

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some emails…

Adam, I’ve noticed the hockey world has been largely mum about Comcast’s decision to purchase NBC/Universal. I believe this is not a good thing for hockey fans or the world at large.

How does this relate to hockey particularly? Consider Comcast’s ownership of the Philadelphia Flyers. Comcast owns both the Flyers and also the “Versus” network. Versus is the primary cable broadcast outlet for NHL hockey games. The Flyers are on Versus an awful lot due to this, and now Comcast will own the only other national outlet for the NHL in the U.S.: NBC.

The downside of the continued consolidation of media is something I could write about for days, but this isn’t the proper forum for that topic.

But clearly, any business decision resulting in fewer bargaining alternatives for the NHL is indeed a bad one – for the players, for the owners and definitely for the fans. Remember that as the network and/or league tries to spin the news to their benefit.

more Q & A from Adam plus Hippy Dave, our KK fantasy expert, chimed in on the Comcast deal at the KK Members Blog.

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  Tags: comcast, nbc

NHL Network Extends Relationship With Comcast

NHL Network and Comcast Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, today announced a long-term agreement with the NHL Network to add the network to its Digital Classic level of service by the start of the 2009-10 NHL season. Under the terms of the agreement, the NHL Network will reach nearly two-thirds of the Comcast’s total digital customer base.

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  Tags: comcast

Sharks Fans Getting the Shaft

From The Consumerist,

Comcast SportsNet has more sports than they do channels. When fans of the San Jose Sharks tuned in to see playoff hockey last night they were surprised to see a baseball game in progress. When that game went into extra innings, ComcastSportsNet decided to stick with the game and drop playoff hockey.

And they might do it again tonight.

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More to be found from John Ryan at Morning Buzz, and from Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail.

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  Tags: comcast, hockey+fans, media

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