Ebersol to Guest On the NHL Hour Thursday

NEW YORK (April 20, 2011) – Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports Group will be Thursday’s guest on NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman on NHL.com and SIRIUS XM Radio at 6 p.m. ET. Stan Fischler will co-host the show from the NHL Powered by Reebok store.

Yesterday, the NHL and the NBC Sports Group announced a landmark 10-year television and media rights deal, taking the partnership through the 2020-21 season. The agreement is highlighted by the first-ever national distribution of all Stanley Cup® Playoffs contests, including, for the first time, exclusive coverage starting with the Conference Semifinals. The NBC Sports Group will also televise 100 regular season games per year.

“There is absolutely nothing that fits the NBC Sports Group better on all platforms than the National Hockey League, between the national cable rights, the broadcast rights and the digital rights”, said Ebersol on an NHL conference call yesterday.

NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman broadcasts live on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204 and on SIRIUS Channel 208 as part of the “Best of XM” programming package) and NHL.com. The show will re-air on SIRIUS XM Radio, with archived shows available for download via podcast on NHL.com.

The show encourages fans to call in with questions for the Commissioner. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-645-6696.

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