NHL Scores Historic Deal with ESPN and Disney


The NHL announced a historic deal involving ESPN and Disney.


The seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal will begin in the 2021-2022 season and continue through the 2027-2028 season.


The Stanley Cup Final will be on ABC in four of the seven years of the deal. ABC and ESPN will carry one conference final series and half of the first- and second-round games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs each season, plus 25 regular-season games.


ESPN will also produce 75 national games each regular season and stream them on ESPN+ and Hulu, and it will stream more than 1,000 out-of-market games each regular season on ESPN+, replacing NHL.TV.


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