Prague -- Nova Group and the National Hockey League have agreed on extending its partnership of the world's premier ice hockey league for another three seasons 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. NHL™ fans can watch up to fifteen matches each week on both NOVA Sport premium channels. Viewers will enjoy thrilling action live including the battle for the Stanley Cup™ Championship as well as outdoor games. Fans can look forward to watching the best Czech hockey players including Jaromír Jágr, Tomáš Plekanec and Jakub Vorácek.
"We are very pleased to have agreed on the extension of our partnership with the NHL, which has been established for more than ten years now. We will continue bringing our viewers the best of ice hockey on both premium NOVA Sport stations, with the popular Czech players in the fore. NHL hockey is an excellent piece to our sports program offering," says Christoph Mainusch, Executive Director and CEO, Nova Group.
"We're thrilled to continue our partnership with NOVA Sport that brings the excitement of NHL hockey to millions of fans throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia," says David Proper, Executive Vice President, Media Distribution & Strategy, NHL. "Our commitment to bringing NHL hockey to fans around the globe is achieved with media leaders like NOVA Sport."
The broadcast rights include the League's signature outdoor games, the NHL Winter Classic™ and NHL Stadium Series™. Viewers can also look forward to being able to watch all the best moments of the NHL™ All-Star festivities, culminating into the ultimate competition on the ice with the Stanley Cup™ Playoffs and Stanley Cup™ Final.
The viewers of the VOYO video portal can look forward to selected matches. The traditional Fridays on Ice will remain, allowing FANDA viewers to enjoy the selected Friday match live.