NEW YORK and TORONTO -- SiriusXM, SiriusXM Canada and the National Hockey League today announced they have extended a multi-year agreement to offer SiriusXM subscribers across North America live game broadcasts through the 2021-22 NHL season, and together will provide even more hockey coverage accessible to more subscribers than ever before.
SiriusXM will continue to broadcast live NHL® games across North America from the pre-season through to the Stanley Cup® Final. In addition to play-by-play broadcasts, SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ will continue to offer in-depth coverage including news and events from around the League; player, coach and executive features; as well as game analysis and interviews from the most recognized hockey broadcasters in North America.
This season, NHL games and the SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ channel will be available to more subscribers than ever before and will be accessible on all radios with SiriusXM's most widely distributed subscription package. Those subscribers with a SiriusXM All Access plan will continue to have access to all NHL programming on the SiriusXM app and online at SiriusXM.com and SiriusXM.ca.
"Our long-standing partnership with SiriusXM has always been focused on making the game accessible to fans," said John Collins, NHL Chief Operating Officer. "Our expanded partnership will ensure we can continue to deliver fans across North America more programming and more games – from pre-season puck drop to the final buzzer – for years to come."
"NHL fans have extraordinary passion for the game and their teams. We are very pleased to renew and expand on our relationship with the League to continue providing those fans with a level of coverage that matches their passion," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "Nobody provides more live NHL audio content – including games and in-depth talk – than SiriusXM, and now more of our subscribers will have access to that programming than ever before."
"We look forward to working with the NHL to bring our listeners across North America the ultimate hockey experience through our coverage," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, Sirius XM Canada. "We are excited that the NHL will now be co-producing SiriusXM NHL Radio with us, which will result in even better programming than what our listeners have grown to love. The exclusive NHL content, along with easy access to full-time NHL coverage and live game play-by-play, is an offering that hockey fans can't get anywhere else."
The extension of the broadcast agreement with the NHL is part of SiriusXM's comprehensive coverage of major sport leagues, including the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, PGA TOUR and much more.
Full details of NHL® programming on SiriusXM and the 2015-16 broadcast schedule will be available at www.siriusxm.com and www.siriusxm.ca before the beginning of the NHL® season this fall.