NHL's TV money (Re: Parity, Free agency, etc. (was Re: Eric Lindros))

NHL's TV money (Re: Parity, Free agency, etc. (was Re: Eric Lindros))

Post by Gary L Da » Fri, 12 Jul 1991 11:43:29


Quote:

>In today's USA Today, there is a small paragraph on the new TV deal.
>ESPN will pay ~$3 million/year for the next TV deal. They used to pay
>the same amount 3 years ago and lost money!

Actually, they paid $25 Million for 3 years (~8.33 Million/year) for
fairly extensive coverage; the small sum of ~$3 million/year ($10
Million/3 years?) may actually be generous if they're going to a one
game/week format as discussed a while ago.

Quote:
>And the SportsChannel/Prime deal? It was $17 million/year, but
>there will be a substantial cut.

That deal was SC-only, $50 Million for 3 years.  Since their merger
talks with Prime fell through (again), the league would be lucky to
get the same amount for a combined SportsChannel/Prime deal!  Look
for the lump sum from SportsChannel, Prime and ESPN to be less than
the last SC contract, probably not much more than the old ESPN one.

The Islanders are the only team that brag about their local contract,
with SC New York at $10 Million/year on pay TV -- but in their home
area, I'm told that you have to buy it to get any *any* sports!  The
Rangers and the Kings have local basic cable contracts, but I've never
heard them attribute any portion of their financial success to them.

gld
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Je me souviens ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gary L. Dare                            Trumps Split! (p.1) - NY Post,

 
 
 

NHL's TV money (Re: Parity, Free agency, etc. (was Re: Eric Lindros))

Post by Gary L Da » Sat, 13 Jul 1991 04:10:13

Quote:

>In today's USA Today, there is a small paragraph on the new TV deal.
>ESPN will pay ~$3 million/year for the next TV deal. They used to pay
>the same amount 3 years ago and lost money!

I checked out ESPN SportsCenter at 7:00 PM and taped the 2:30 AM late
edition; no mention of this at all, but they did talk about a woman at
the Italian National swimming championships who won it wearing a new
style "racing bikini" -- it's not as tight or binding at the shoulder.

gld
--
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Je me souviens ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gary L. Dare                            Trumps Split! (p.1) - NY Post,

 
 
 

NHL's TV money (Re: Parity, Free agency, etc. (was Re: Eric Lindros))

Post by Jan Brittens » Sat, 13 Jul 1991 06:47:43

In a posting of [11 Jul 91 02:43:29 GMT]

 > The Islanders are the only team that brag about their local contract,
 > with SC New York at $10 Million/year on pay TV -- but in their home
 > area, I'm told that you have to buy it to get any *any* sports!  The
 > Rangers and the Kings have local basic cable contracts, but I've never
 > heard them attribute any portion of their financial success to them.

   Same goes for the Bruins: NESN (Premium Cable) broadcasts the home
games, and TV38 airs the away ones. I usually watch every one on TV38,
and go to some of the home ones (no cable yet, although I live in
Boston proper). Both regular season and play-offs. I thought nearly
all teams in hockey fan infested areas had local contracts. No clue
how much the Bruins make from it, although it's probably not a major
source of revenue.

   Something often over-looked when discussing revenues is rink
adverti***t - and indeed other forms as well.

                                                -- Jan Brittenson