NBC broadcast deal extended

Discussion in 'The Business of Hockey' started by LadyStanley, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. LadyStanley

    LadyStanley Elasmobranchology-go

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    71,739
    Likes Received:
    1,576
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Location:
    Sin City
  2. X0ssbar

    X0ssbar Guest

    Good I think the NBC's production has been outstanding. I would have liked to have seen this extended at least two years though instead of this optional year for NBC stuff.

    I do wonder if the NHL makes anything off this deal?
     
  3. kdb209

    kdb209 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    16,272
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    126
    It looks like there has been a significant change in how NBC is scheduling the games. Rather than doing regional coverage (as they did this year), they seem to be doing a single national game with flexible scheduling:

    It appears that for the games not selected, the teams will have to chose between changing the start time and having it broadcast on thier RSN or keeping the Sunday Afternoon start with no TV.

    The other complication I see is with teams that do not broadcast all 82 games and have contractual stipulations on a specific number of games to broadcast. For example the Sharks deal with Fox Sports Bay Area covers 70 games - when VS dropped a game this season, FSN-BA picked it up and had to drop another game later in the year. It is uncertain how they will handle these Game of the Week candidates. If a selected game is picked for NBC's Game of the Week, the RSN may need to add another game to it's broadcast schedule (if they counted the GotW) or if a game is not picked, they may need to drop a game from their schedule (if they didn't count the GotW).
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2007
  4. Shoalzie

    Shoalzie Trust me!

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    16,558
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portland, MI
    Good to hear...I am a fan of the NBC broadcasts. I like the idea of flex scheduling but I would just like to see more games shown period. What is really stopping them from showing games every weekend during the season? The fact the games aren't always on just Sunday or Saturday or just one particular time or aren't shown every week will keep the casual fan from getting into a routine of watching them each week. Versus doesn't show enough games either but they at least consistently show games Monday and Tuesday nights. I kind of like having the one game on Monday night showing on Versus...gives it a little bit of a Monday Night Football vibe. They also need to get the All-Star Game onto network TV.
     
  5. iceman64

    iceman64 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City

    right on about getting the All Star game onto network tv. It would also help to play it on the weekend. NHL swung and missed big time not having the game on the weekend of January 27th / 28th. Furthermore the NFL had a bye week as it was in between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. It would have gotten a lot more play than playing it the middle of the week. Bad decision.
     
  6. Hasbro

    Hasbro Can He Skate?! Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    41,164
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Drone
    Location:
    South Rectangle
    Who cares? The NHL should be treating the national tv deal like a promotional expense.
     
  7. Stevedude530

    Stevedude530 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's an extension of the revenue sharing deal.
     
  8. Fugu

    Fugu Guest

    Look on the bright side. At least they opted to continue. Personally I'm expecting a lot of NY area vs whoever, or Pittsburgh vs. whoever, with the occasional Detroit v Aves/Stars or something of that ilk. What I don't like is the potential for the local broadcast to be dropped and/or delayed. Then again, it shouldn't be too bad since most teams can expect to appear on the Sunday NBC option only 3-4 times perhaps.
     
  9. Stevedude530

    Stevedude530 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Here's the 9 matchups you'll see on NBC next year:

    1. Rangers-Flyers
    2. Penguins-Capitals
    3. Wings-Avs
    4. Penguins-Avs
    5. Wings-Stars
    6. Penguins-Rangers
    7. Wings-Sabres
    8. Stars-Flyers
    9. Kings-Rangers
     
  10. X0ssbar

    X0ssbar Guest

    I'm sure the NHL and its teams care. You don't just give away your product if you don't have to.
     
  11. Terrier

    Terrier Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    3,725
    Likes Received:
    233
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Newton, MA
    Home Page:
  12. jkrdevil

    jkrdevil UnRegistered User

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    31,528
    Likes Received:
    290
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Location:
    Maryland
    First they need to get games 1 and 2 of the Cup Finals on network tv.
     
  13. Meichel Kane

    Meichel Kane My Name Is

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Messages:
    10,821
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    126
    :thumbu: I've enjoyed NBC's coverage so far.
     
  14. Hasbro

    Hasbro Can He Skate?! Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    41,164
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Drone
    Location:
    South Rectangle
    Not many buyers out there. For the $2mill a team they are getting it is relatively little.

    The NHL should have just offered a revenue sharing deal to ESPN, but made their demmands on the presentation and devetion to the sport.
     
  15. GernerPSU

    GernerPSU Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    4,146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    State College
    I don't think we don't get ESPN because of this deal. If VS gets extended, then, I think ESPN is all but out the window.

    I wonder if any details are out there about the deal. I think the current one the NHL gets nothing.
     
  16. rye&ginger

    rye&ginger Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2004
    Messages:
    6,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
  17. Hasbro

    Hasbro Can He Skate?! Sponsor

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    Messages:
    41,164
    Likes Received:
    1,345
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Drone
    Location:
    South Rectangle
    Up front.

    With any TV deal for the time being the NHL needs to be less concerned with the up front money, which won't make or break, and be more concerned about how and how often hockey is presented.
     
  18. Karl

    Karl Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The State of Hockey
    Glad to hear, NBC has done a better job than ABC/ESPN in showing the games. Now they need to have a half hour pregame show before the games.
     
  19. X0ssbar

    X0ssbar Guest

    I guess this article answers this question:

    Also some decent news on the ratings front:

    http://www.globesports.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070327.wspttruth27/GSStory/GlobeSportsHockey/home
     
  20. GKJ

    GKJ Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    138,075
    Likes Received:
    1,603
    Trophy Points:
    215
    By this I'm assuming "entire regular season" begins after the NFL is done. I would also assume that the NHL would be on NBC every Sunday.
     
  21. Stevedude530

    Stevedude530 Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,941
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, just nine Sundays.
     
  22. jsginsocal

    jsginsocal Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Consultant
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
  23. Tinalera

    Tinalera Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,488
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    The Known Universe
    There seem to be early indications that the Versus deal isn't creating armageddon like some in the media thought for the NHL-they're increasing viewership, though it would help if Versus were on a lot more regular cable packages, instead of extra cost specialty channel. Too early to make a judgement, but these early signs are encouraging.

    And as quoted earlier, putting the All-Star game on a weekend would help immensely. I think that the NHL is secretly hoping for either a Pens or Sabres/Wings Stanley Cup final ratings wise in the states, the Sabres being their first choice.
     
  24. trueblue9441

    trueblue9441 Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2006
    Messages:
    3,922
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Bronx, NY
    this has definitely been said before but no one knows where versus is.. the fact that the games are getting these ratings when no one knows where the hell the channel is is amazing... here in ny the tv grid for the night is on the back pages of the post and the news etc.. not once has it been on there... maybe if it was in tv guide or something like that people would find it
     
  25. risnuff

    risnuff Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Home Page:
    And you know the NHL's hoping for a Buffalo-Pittsburgh Eastern Conference Finals.
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"