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The puck is dropped for the NHL hockey All Star final game between the Atlantic Division and the Pacific Division Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

NHL Signs New Media Agreement With ESPN, ABC Including Stanley Cup Final

The National Hockey League will return to ESPN after a 17-year hiatus starting with the 2021–2022 season as part of a seven-year broadcasting agreement that will see four Stanley Cup finals over the length of the partnership on ABC as well as more than 1,000 games per season streaming on ESPN Plus. ESPN and the […]

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SEC Football and Basketball Headed to ESPN/ABC

The Southeastern Conference will move its signature events in football and men’s basketball from CBS to ESPN/ABC starting in 2024–2025. The 10-year deal is reportedly worth nearly $300 million per year and will include up to 15 premier football games and the SEC Championship as well as eight top basketball matchups across ABC and ESPN. […]

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Sports Industry Bullish on Eventual Post-Coronavirus World

While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life throughout the world, sports industry leaders remain optimistic that fans will flock to events once games on every level of action resume. During the Sports Business Journal’s CAA World Congress virtual event, taking the place of a scheduled in-person event in California disrupted by the coronavirus, a series […]

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ESPN and Special Olympics Reach Eight-Year Extension

ESPN and Special Olympics have agreed to an eight-year extension for global broadcasts of Special Olympics events and the network’s presenting sponsorship of Special Olympics Unified Sports. “The relationship between ESPN and Special Olympics spans nearly three and a half decades and has been built on a bedrock of shared belief in the power of […]

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