NEW YORK — Regional FOX Sports networks will begin carrying live local NHL® programming beginning in the upcoming 2016-17 season, the National Hockey League (NHL) and FOX Sports announced today.
As part of a new multi-year agreement, NHL games televised on FOX Sports’ Regional Networks (RSN) will be available live on FOX Sports GO for customers of participating pay-TV providers.
The deal also allows distributors, including new streaming services, to stream NHL games through their digital platforms as part of their distribution of Fox RSNs.
“We’re thrilled that hockey fans who subscribe to FOX Sports’ regional networks now have more ways to follow their favorite NHL teams,” said David M. own, Senior Vice President of Media Distribution and NHL Strategy/Commercial Affairs. “We believe that increasing accessibility to NHL games not only benefits fans, but also the League and its partners.”
“We view in-market streaming as a valuable extension of customers’ pay-TV subscription,” said Jeff Krolik, President, FOX Sports Regional Networks. “We are pleased to partner with the NHL to bring streaming to the market for hockey fans, and we look forward to collaborating with the league in this effort.”
FOX Sports GO, the live streaming platform that features more than 3,000 events annually, is currently available for iOS, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes app store, google play, Amazon app store and Windows Store. FOX Sports GO is now available to over 95 million pay-TV customers across the United States
FOX Sports regional networks have local media rights partnerships with 12 NHL teams, including the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, St Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning. During the 2015-16 season, Fox’s RSNs televised over 900 NHL games.