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NHL Announces Live Streaming Of Local Broadcasts With Fox Sports Regional Networks

NEW YORK (July 25, 2016) – FOX Sports Regional Networks will begin live streaming local NHL® telecasts beginning with the upcoming 2016-17 season, the National Hockey League (NHL) and FOX Sports announced today.

As part of a new multi-year agreement, NHL games televised on FOX Sports Regional Networks (RSNs) will be available for live streaming on FOX Sports GO to customers of participating pay-TV providers.

The agreement also allows distributors, including new streaming services, to deliver NHL games via their digital platforms as part of their carriage of the Fox RSNs. 

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If You Catch Your Hockey on DirecTV…

...you might have an issue in the future, according to Alex Sherman at Business Week:

DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite- TV provider, is threatening to pull more than 25 channels owned by News Corp.’s Fox Networks to “mitigate the madness” of programming price increases by content providers, a company executive said.

Fox is asking DirecTV to pay 40 percent more for channels including FX, National Geographic and several regional sports networks, according to DirecTV Executive Vice President Derek Chang. DirecTV will remove the channels from its package offerings by Nov. 1 if Fox doesn’t lower its asking price, Chang said in an interview today.

DirecTV is the latest company to spar with content providers about programming price increases. Cablevision Systems Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.’s FiOS pulled the Tennis Channel last month after the network asked for “significantly higher” fees. In October 2010, Cablevision paid Fox what it called “an unfair price” for World Series games after a two- week blackout

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