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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by la24philly, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. la24philly

    la24philly Hall Of Fame

    Mar 8, 2010
    hey guys what you think of after reading this about espn's real interest of a possible deal to get NHL again


    SMW: Does ESPN have an interest in maybe reacquiring NHL rights down the line? Those are going to be up in 2011.

    Soltys: We have been big fans of hockey going way back. As I mentioned earlier, we have agreements with them around the world. It’s got to be a deal that’s going to make financial sense for us, and it has to be something that we can get some of the high-quality telecasts. But we certainly have an interest. And any of those kind of rights that we don’t have, it’s hard to speculate. It depends on many circumstances, when they becomes available, but largely economically, if it makes sense for us, and makes sense for our viewer.

    SMW: Would that be a situation where you would want to air the entire Stanley Cup Finals, or would you have that on ABC?

    Soltys: A real hypothetical. It’s difficult to say. I think you’ve seen the direction, as you talked about with George [Bodenheimer], with more things being on ESPN than ABC. But we do look on each deal that we’re looking at where there’s an ABC component.
  2. HDTVsportsfan

    HDTVsportsfan Active Member

    Nov 29, 2005
    May get more mileage if this was in the Programming forum. Doesn't really appear to be DirecTV related.
  3. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    ESPN is pressed for feeds as they are and puting over flow stuff on espn classic that is not in HD and is in sports pack in many systems.

    Why not use EPSNU or ESPN news as over flow? as they are in HD and not in sports pack.

    will epsn 3 start soon?
  4. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Wouldn;t be surprised to see Classic turn into ESPN3 and be in HD soon.
  5. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

    Dec 18, 2006
    Why did you start 2 identical threads in the same area on the same exact topic?
  6. Tom B

    Tom B Cool Member

    Nov 27, 2005

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