Funny Enough, Gary Bettman Does Have Big Plans For Future NHL TV Deal
April 1, 2010 9 Comments
From David Shoalts of The Globe & Mail:
Through it all, the sources said, the pitch from Bettman was that all of the NHL’s U.S. television contracts are up in June, 2011. The current deals with Versus and NBC bring in about $75-million (U.S.) per year, combined. But, the sources said, prospective owners have been told the new contracts, presumably cashing in on the NHL’s exposure through the Olympics in part, could bring in more than double that, and when added with the money from the Canadian networks, there could be as much as $500-million for the league and its 30 teams to split up.