Austria’s Youngest TV Station, PULS 24, Exclusively Lands New Licenses, Adding the National Hockey League to Its Successful Sports Portfolio of UEFA, NFL and Bet-at-Home Ice Hockey
Austria’s youngest TV station, PULS 24, exclusively lands new licenses, adding the National Hockey League (NHL) to its successful sports portfolio of UEFA, NFL, and bet-at-home ICE Hockey.
- NHL rights secured for four seasons, starting with 2020/2021 in January
- Includes one game per week in the regular season, all decisive Stanley Cup Playoffs matches and the Stanley Cup Final – LIVE
- In the coming years, PULS 24 will carry NHL tentpole events, including the NHL Winter Classic and NHL All-Star Game
- Exclusively on the PULS 24 HD channel and the PULS 24 Livestream on the PULS 24 app, ZAPPN app and on puls24.at
Vienna, January 8, 2021 – The ProsiebenSat.1 PULS 4 group has been all-in on live sports for over a decade, making a name for itself as the home of the UEFA Europa League, the NFL, and the national bet-at-home ICE Hockey League, bringing local live hockey to free TV for the first time.
Power play: PULS 24 secures NHL rights for Austria
The ProsiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group is taking its live sports tradition to epic new heights, bringing the National Hockey League (NHL) onto PULS 24 and into living rooms across the land. Starting in January, the station is going next level, delivering the excitement of the NHL directly to Austria’s growing ice hockey community – wherever they watch TV. Ice hockey fans can look forward to one live NHL game per week, all decisive Stanley Cup Playoffs matches and the Stanley Cup Final. In the coming years, PULS 24 will bring fans in Austria NHL marquee events including the NHL All-Star Game and the NHL Winter Classic. Licenses were also secured for sister channel PULS 4, ensuring maximal program planning flexibility. PULS 24 first gave fans rinkside seats with the local bet-at-home ICE Hockey League last year. The agreement with the NHL is still subject to the final signing of a contract.
Mario Lenz, Director Group Sports Rights: “The ProsiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group is making a name for itself with national and international sports broadcasting licenses. After the successful launch of bet-at-home ICE Hockey on PULS 24, we are so excited to bring fans the National Hockey League. Starting in January 2021, we will truly become the number one destination for ice hockey in Austria. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to always bringing our viewers the very best. Our whole team is fired up for the new challenge and ready for our partnership with the world’s greatest ice hockey league, the NHL.”
David Proper, NHL Senior Executive Vice President, Media & International Strategy: “The NHL welcomes the opportunity to super serve hockey fans in Austria. PULS 24 is the ideal platform to deliver NHL games and our star players to hockey fans across the country. We look forward to working with the ProsiebenSat.1 PULS 4 Group as part of our committed efforts to grow the game internationally.”
TV Receiver Info PULS 24
PULS 24 is a German-language, free-to-air station available via satellite, antenna, app and every good cable network. More info at puls24.at.
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