NHL Inks 'Landmark' $5B Broadcast Rights Deal With Rogers

Law360, New York (November 26, 2013, 8:18 PM EST) -- The National Hockey League has struck a 12-year, CA$5.2 billion ($4.93 billion) deal giving Rogers Communications Inc. the rights to show NHL games on television and via other media platforms across Canada in the largest broadcast-rights deal in league history, the parties announced Tuesday.

Rogers will make a $150 million up-front payment and rising annual payments thereafter over the life of the deal for the exclusive rights to all NHL games, including the the playoffs and the Stanley Cup Final, on all platforms, in what is...
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