Sky Deutschland, the pay-TV giant, has obtained the German broadcasting rights for the National Hockey League (NHL) till 2025.
According to the new agreement, Sky will now be able to stream almost 300 live NHL matches for every season till the end of the deal. It is believed that maximum matches will be broadcasted on the Comcast-owned network in Germany.
Thanks to the deal, the subscription-based sports network will now also provide live telecasts for numerous German-speaking including Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, and South Tyrol through its distribution partners.
NHL telecast will be available only from a Sky Sports subscription, which can be made on a TV or through the Sky Go platform. There are also various daily, weekly, and monthly passes available for users through Sky Ticket, which is a German broadcasting product.
Sky’s NHL deal comprises of usual season games, and also occasional matches like the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals. The deal also contains numerous attractive events including NHL Winter Classic and All-Star Game.
According to the deal, all fixtures will have English commentary, although some selective matches, including the Saturday and Sunday European-focused, match windows that are being telecasted in German.
For an instance, if any match is not available on Sky, it can be watched on NHL.TV over-the-top (OTT) platform.
“A golden generation of young German players is currently playing in the NHL,” said Charly Classen, Sky Deutschland’s executive vice president of sport.
“Our customers can look forward to their performances and those of the world’s best international ice hockey stars over the next four years.”
“The NHL is one of the world’s most attractive sports competitions and brings a great new sport to our programming line-up alongside football, motorsports, handball, tennis, golf, and track and field.”