The National Hockey League has completed its next TV rights package — and for the first time in 16 years, NBC Sports won't be a part of it.
As first reported by Sports Business Journal, NBC pulled out of negotiations for the partial rights for the league's next TV deal.
WarnerMedia's Turner Sports will pick up the remainder of the package, sharing rights with ESPN for seven seasons beginning with the 2021-22 campaign.
Reps for the NHL and Turner Sports couldn't be reached for comment. ESPN and Turner also share rights to the NBA — but unlike that deal, where ABC is the exclusive home of the league championship, Turner will air three of the seven Stanley Cup Finals series during the term of the deal.Read more on hollywoodreporter.com