Comcast Makes $100 M Bid for NHL Games on OLN

Aug 10, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Comcast has reportedly made a $100 million, two-year bid for the rights to telecast National Hockey League games on its OLN network.

The deal could be concluded next week, sources said Wednesday, unless ESPN decides to exercise its right to match the offer.

The proposed deal calls for OLN to air as many as two games per week. The addition of a professional sport could raise OLN’s visibility. Comcast and OLN might also be interested in a package of late-season National Football League games on Thursday and Saturday for which the league is considering letting networks make offers.