Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League are joining forces.
In what is billed as a "groundbreaking new partnership," MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) is taking over the NHL's Web operations, apps, streaming video and NHL Network in January 2016.
The NHL Network will move to MLB Network's studios in Secaucus, N.J. and receive help with both programing and production from the folks at MLBAM. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon at a news conference that featured NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, NHL COO John Collins and MLB business media president Bob Bowman at the hockey league's headquarters.
The six-year partnership will allow MLBAM to gain access to NHL content, while the NHL gains access to MLBAM's technology in an attempt to give fans a better experience. The