ESPN Player secures NHL rights in Europe and Africa

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ESPN Player secures NHL rights in Europe and Africa

ESPN Player secures rights to stream NHL games in 61 countries across Europe and Africa

  • Three games per week will be available live and on-demand during regular season
  • Every game from the Stanley Cup Playoffs will be streamed live and on demand
  • Seven-day free trial available for new subscribers

ESPN Player has secured the rights to broadcast three live NHL games a week in 61 countries.

The coverage starts this week in countries including The coverage starts this week in countries including Belgium, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Nigeria, South Africa, Hungary, Romania, and covers all of sub-Saharan Africa

Fans in the countries will be able to access three live games per week during the regular season, which will also be made available on demand, as the world’s best ice hockey teams compete to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In the NHL postseason, ESPN Player will make every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs available live and on demand, from the first round through to the final.

Coverage begins in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as the Calgary Flames travel to take on the Colorado Avalanche. Midnight on Wednesday sees a clash of two of the NHL most impressive teams so far this season, as the Washington Capitals welcome the Boston Bruins.

Subscribers will also have access to ESPN Player’s comprehensive coverage of NCAA College Football and Basketball, as well as an impressive range of critically acclaimed ESPN films and documentaries, including the Academy Award-winning five-part film, OJ: Made In America.

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Oliver Clarke

Ollie first joined ESPN in 2016 from the University of Birmingham. Ollie looks after all things direct-to-consumer in EMEA. This includes, but not limited to, customer acquisition and retention, programming, customer life cycle management and communications.
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