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NHL Network's Comcast Deal For Greater Exposure

June 3, 2009: What's good for the NFL is even better for the NHL. Following in the recently unveiled deal between the NFL and Comcast that would make the NFL Network available in some 8 million more homes, and about 10.8 million in total, the NHL said it has signed a deal with Comcast to add the NHL Network to its"digital classic level" of service by the start of the 2009-10 NHL season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the terms of what was called a long-term agreement, the NHL Network will reach nearly two-thirds of the Comcast’s total digital customer base. In addition to live NHL games aired on NHL Network, Comcast’s digital classic customers would have access to special event programming on-location at the NHL Winter Classic, All-Star week (although there will be no All-Star Game in 2010 due to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver), Entry Draft and Stanley Cup Final, as well as post-game press conferences and the daily live highlight show, "NHL on the Fly." “We’re excited to extend our relationship with Comcast and its customers by providing more NHL programming to more fans, as this is another important step in NHL Network’s ongoing pursuit of broader distribution,” John Collins, NHL COO, said in a statement. “We are pleased that Comcast has seen value in the NHL Network to expand its commitment and are confident that there will be more expansion deals for the Network to come.” Back to Home Page