Quote of the Day

"If you don't have the NHL you can't be seen as a serious player."
-– YAHOO SPORTS CANADA's Chris Zelkovich, on the possible perception of TSN in Canada now that it will lose its national NHL rights following this season. (CA.SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 11/26)
Wednesday November 27, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 56 Print This Issue

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  • Laughing All The Way To The Bank

    Bettman (l) said that the NHL is not formally looking at expansion in Quebec

    The NHL's "steady rise as a business continued Tuesday when it signed a staggering" 12-year, C$5.2B rights agreement with Rogers Communications, according to Kevin Allen of USA TODAY. The average of C$433M per season "is a significant jump" from the C$160M a year the NHL earned on its last deal for Canadian TV rights. The NHL in '12 signed a 10-year, US$2B deal with NBC for U.S. TV rights. The league was a US$3.3B per year business "before the lockout." NHL COO John Collins said that the league's objective is to "grow revenues beyond" US$4B. Allen writes the latest TV deal "would seem to help put the league on track for that." It was said for many years that the NHL's national TV package "wasn't lucrative enough to have a big impact on ...

  • Woe, Canada

    Fallout from Rogers/NHL deal: CBC loses control over "HNIC"; TSN's sustainability questioned.

  • Next Round's On Me

    A proposed ordinance would allow Cubs to sell beer, wine in outdoor plaza next to Wrigley Field.

  • Court Awareness

    Heat sign league sponsor Samsung to floor apron deal.

  • Staying In The Background

    Iowa Speedway's sale has been finalized, but officials remain mum on the group's identity.

  • ...And The Crowd Roared

    NBCU to debut latest Sochi Games promos on Thanksgiving backed by Katy Perry song.

  • Grin And Bear It

    Cal to benefit financially from moving '14 game to Levi's.

  • Straight Shooter

    Is Dolan throwing corporate weight around to promote band?

  • Closing Time

    The SBD/SBJ Reader Survey wraps up with a look at top venues and the state of college sports.

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