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Sports Fans' TV Antitrust Suit Misses The Mark, NHL Says

Law360, New York (April 24, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The National Hockey League on Tuesday asked a New York federal court to toss a putative antitrust class action brought by fans alleging collusion between the league and pay-TV providers, saying the league's regional exclusivity agreements ensure hockey teams and the league itself remain competitive.

The NHL said the regional restraints on the broadcast of hockey games are critical to the league in its attempt to strike a delicate balance between generating local fan interest for its 30 teams and attempting to expand the NHL as...
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