NHL, Disney Strike 7-Year Hockey Rights Deal for Linear and Streaming Platforms

Games will air on ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu, beginning next season

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As the next round of NFL TV deals are still being finalized, another top professional sports league—the NHL—has struck a new agreement with Disney to become the primary TV and streaming home for professional hockey over the next seven years.

The seven-year TV, streaming and media rights deal—which brings games to ESPN, ABC, ESPN+ and Hulu—will start with the National Hockey League’s upcoming 2021-22 season, and extend through the 2027-28 season.

The agreement is structured in a way that will bolster Disney’s linear and streaming properties.



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