The National Hockey League (NHL) has a new TV contract negotiated at a record level rights fees for hockey. The NHL will shift their main TV partner Fox to ESPN / ABC. Students are asked to analyze the current and future contracts in terms of revenue and earnings visibility. The case also raises further questions about the role of a sports league television partners – especially in fan development.

The National Hockey League (NHL) has a new TV contract negotiated at a record level rights fees for hockey. The NHL will shift their main TV partner Fox to ESPN / ABC. Students are asked to analyze the current and future contracts in terms of revenue and earnings visibility. The case also raises further questions about the role of a sports league television partners – especially in developing
fan.
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Stephen A. Greyser,
Elizabeth E. Smyth
Source: Harvard Business School
4 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 25, 1999. Prod #: 599108-PDF-ENG
National Hockey League New Television Agreement for the year 2004 and beyond HBR case solution