It won’t take long for the confirmation to come, but it looks like TNT and Turner Broadcasting will be the second half of the NHL TV deal. NBC is officially out.
Not official by any means but I’m hearing NHL’s new (secondary 🇺🇸) broadcast partner is likely to be @tntdrama, which of course produces @NBAonTNT et al. @espn is NHL’s primary 🇺🇸 broadcast partner. https://t.co/pd26AqlvZh
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 26, 2021
The ESPN/Turner package is what the NBA currently has, and it has done well with both. NBC really mailed in their coverage of the NHL, and it showed in the on-screen product. Only Doc, and later John Forslund, were the good parts of the NBC package.
Monetary details will be released at some point, and it could even be today. The NHL is a huge winner here. They will have a huge influx of TV cash that should help balance out the remaining COVID losses. Fans are huge winners too, as TNT, TBS, and ESPN are all easy to find channels.