On its way to the United States, Hockey Night in the USA will get the same kind of coverage as its U.K. and Canadian counterparts, says NBCUniversal CEO John Miller.
NBCUniversal will air the telecast in over 200 countries in the United Kingdom and Canada in late 2018 and early 2019.
The NHL’s NHL Network will be the exclusive home for the telecasts across the United states.
“We’re confident that Hockey Night In Canada is a huge hit in this country,” Miller said.
“I think there will be huge interest in the hockey game, especially the American audience.
We’re looking forward to this coming season.”
The NHL will debut the show with an all-star panel featuring former NHL players.
“Hockey is the most popular sport in the world, and Hockey Night Live will continue to make our country proud by bringing in all-stars like Sidney Crosby, Evander Kane, Corey Perry and Patrick Kane to showcase the game in its most iconic form,” Miller added.
“It will also help us continue to bring new and innovative storytelling to viewers across the world.”
The Hockey Night series will continue in the UK and Canada.
The broadcast will also be available on the NBCU app, NBCUGo, NBC Sports, the NBC Sports Network, NBCSports.com and on the NHL.com mobile app.
The telecast will be available to the public in more than 100 countries across the globe in early 2018.
In the U, the NHL will air “Hockeys” on NBCSN in the first half of the year, with a two-week extension to air the show at 8 p.m.
In Canada, “Hoskies” will air on the Sportsnet network starting in the spring.
The U. S. and Canada will air their respective broadcasts live and on-demand.
The NFL’s New York Jets and Chicago Bears will also air “The Hockey Hour” live and in-person during the broadcast, as well as their own telecasts.
“The NHL is excited to partner with the NHL Network, and the hockey community across the U and the world to help bring you the best sports experience on the planet,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.