"From our standpoint, we looked at the strength of the Turner Sports portfolio, which is outstanding," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said. The deal consists of up to 72 regular-season video games per season, half of the very first- and second-round playoff video games on TNT and TBS as well as a conference last series. The NHL got $350 million US in broadcast income from NBC ($250 million) and Disney Streaming Services ($100 million for digital rights) this season. The league reached an agreement with Walt Disney Corp. last month that consists of four Stanley Cup Finals, 25 regular-season video games on ESPN and ABC, the NHL all-star video game and comprehensive streaming rights. It marks the first time given that Turner broadcast Atlanta Flames games in the late 1970's that the cable giant will air hockey. "From our perspective, we looked at the strength of the Turner Sports portfolio, which is outstanding," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman stated. The offer includes up to 72 regular-season games per season, half of the very first- and second-round playoff video games on TNT and TBS as well as a conference final series. The league reached an agreement with Walt Disney Corp. last month that consists of four Stanley Cup Finals, 25 regular-season games on ESPN and ABC, the NHL all-star game and comprehensive streaming rights.


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