Sky Deutschland has acquired the German broadcasting rights for the National Hockey League (NHL) until 2025.
In the collaboration, Sky is to televise 300 live NHL matches for each of the next four seasons, and the majority of which will air on the Comcast-owned network in Germany.
Charly Classen, Sky Deutschland’s executive vice president of sport, commented: “A golden generation of young German players is currently playing in the NHL.
“Our customers can look forward to their performances and those of the world’s best international ice hockey stars over the next four years.”
The NHL coverage will include regular season games, as well as matches during the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals. The deal also shows other events such as the NHL Winter Classic and All-Star Game.
All games will feature English commentary, with select matches, including the Saturday and Sunday European-focused match windows, being aired in German.
NHL coverage will be accessible through a Sky Sports subscription – either on linear TV or via the Sky Go streaming platform. Fans can also use Sky Ticket, a German streaming product offering daily, weekly and monthly passes.
Classen added: “The NHL is one of the world’s most attractive sports competitions and brings a great new sport to our programming line-up alongside football, motorsports, handball, tennis, golf and track and field.”
The network also promises to offer live coverage for other German-speaking audiences, including Austria, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol via its distribution partners.
Any matches not shown on Sky will be available to watch on the NHL.TV OTT platform.