VERSUS College Hockey Deal Gets Closer For Friday/Saturday Night Games From Every Conference
August 5, 2011 6 Comments
From College Hockey News:
Versus, the television network owned by Comcast, is closing in on multiple agreements to air college hockey games this season.
Versus, which is soon re-branding itself as NBC Sports Network, has already been home to the NHL for the past six seasons.
The Versus package will not be a national deal, per se. It was not negotiated with College Hockey Inc. or the Hockey Commissioners Association. That is impossible given all of the deals confererences have separate Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) and teams have with other local channels.
But Versus is intending to reach agreement with all five current Division I leagues to air games on Friday or Saturday nights. Some of those deals have already been finalized. Versus is expected to make an announcement of its broadcast package once all of the deals have been completed.