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Encyclopedia > NHL Network (United States)

This article is about the American Channel; for the Canadian Channel see NHL Network (Canada) Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Silver logo used from 2005 - 2007. ...


NHL Network is a cable network devoted to the National Hockey League (NHL) and the sport of ice hockey that launched in the United States on October 1, 2007. A Canadian version of NHL Network has been on the air since 2001. “NHL” redirects here. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ...

NHL Network
Launched October 1, 2007[1]
Owned by NHL
Website [2]
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 215 Sneak Peak October 26th
Dish Network Channel 559

Contents

NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ...

Development

As a result of the agreement between the NHL and U.S. cable company Comcast that places NHL games on its Versus network (known at the time of the deal as OLN), the American version of NHL Network has been in development as a joint venture between the NHL and Comcast. [1]. The NHL Network in the United States will share about 90 percent of the same programming as the Canadian version, the only difference being which live games the networks will be able to show. Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Versus (previously known as OLN until a name change on September 25, 2006) is a cable television sports channel owned by Comcast and shown in the United States. ... OLN (Outdoor Life Network) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel. ...


NHL Network is the third U.S. cable network devoted to a major sports league. NBA TV launched in 1999 with NFL Network following in 2003. Major League Baseball is planning a network of its own to launch in 2009. NBA TV is a television network that is dedicated to showcasing the sport of basketball in the United States. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... The year 2003 in television involved some significant events. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Carriage agreements

Comcast, owner of cable networks Versus, E! Entertainment Television and G4, is also one of the largest operators of cable systems in the United States. The company was contractually obligated to have NHL Network on its systems by summer 2007 at the latest, so it should have been available in the United States beginning with the 2007-08 NHL season. This deadline appears not to have been met, so Comcast likely will owe a $15 million penalty to the NHL. [2] Both Comcast and the NHL had an option to end their contract after the 2006-07 season, which would have voided Comcast's obligation to launch a U.S. version of NHL Network.[3] E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... USD redirects here. ...


Since its official launch in the United States, the NHL Network announced on October 8, 2007 its plans to begin airing that month through carriage agreements with Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable. [4] is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


According to various sources, the NHL Network in the United States has a control center already up and ready to go in Washington, D.C. [citation needed] The major obstacle that must be overcome is that the NHL wants the network to be paid for by the customer as part of an expanded sports tier [citation needed]. How many cable and satellite companies are willing to make this arrangement is unclear at this time. There is also the backdrop of ongoing problems between some cable providers and NFL Network over carriage terms [citation needed]. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ...


Launch and advertising

Comcast and other cable companies have begun launching NHL Network around the nation. Dish Network targetted October 17, 2007 as an initial launch date for NHL Network, but will only be available at the start for their high-definition television subscribers. DirecTV is expected to make NHL Network available by the end of the month [5]. is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2007 in television involves some significant events. ...


NHL Network has already started advertising during its programming upcoming games in which their broadcasts will be showing games in high definition. It includes an October 26, 2007 game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Florida Panthers. is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. ... The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in the Ft. ...


As of October 26, 2007, NHL Network programming is listed in the DirecTV onscreen guide for channel 215. According to telephone customer service representatives from DirecTV, this channel is not available for ordering through their systems at this time. is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


References

  1. ^ NHL.com
  2. ^ Media Week
  3. ^ Sports Business Journal
  4. ^ nhl.com
  5. ^ pittsburghlive.com

 
 

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