CSN Mid-Atlantic, Ravens Not Renewing Deal TNT Scores On MLK Day With Cavs-Warriors Media Notes MLBAM, NBC Reach Streaming Deal Van Pelt, King Discuss Evolution Of "SportsCenter" ESPN Tops December ComScore Rankings Big Ten Net, Riot Partner On "LoL" Tourney Media Notes NASCAR Thinks Mobile With Website Redesign Blackhawks Ratings Down Despite Team's Success
SBD/October 21, 2011/Media
NHL's Int'l TV Deal With Modern Times Group Valued At More Than $50M
Published October 21, 2011
ON THE TUBE: Scandanavia NHL players reacted positively to the new TV deal with Modern Times Group. Red Wings C Valtteri Filppula said, "A lot of kids want to see NHL games and now that it's possible, it's going to be huge. Thinking back, when I was growing up I wish I could've seen games, so definitely it's a good thing." Flyers D Kimmo Timonen: "Obviously it's huge. There are brothers and parents [who] can watch the games because they can't come here too often." Red Wings RW Henrik Zetterberg: "It's pretty cool for them to be able to watch games and also for our parents -- so they can watch games or DVR the game and see it in the morning when they wake up. It's come a long way" (NHL.com, 10/20).