NHL 2020-21 TV Coverage (Worldwide)

NHL is one of the 4 major American sports competitions in United States. The competition has a large number of viewers across US and Canada. In an average, around 4 million viewers watch an NHL game live on TV. Although the tournament’s reputation and popularity is mostly North America based, viewers from various countries of the world love to enjoy the National Hockey League. In this content, we will list out all the broadcasting TV channels across the planet which televise NHL in various parts of the planet.

United States and Canada:

NHL Broadcasting TV ChannelsNBCUniversal currently holds the broadcasting right within US thanks to 10 years mega deal worth 2 billion USD which took place during April 2011. The network broadcasts the games mainly through NBC and NBCSN while a portion of the related program and actions are also televised through CNBC and USA Network. The company will enjoy the right until the end of the ongoing 2020-21 campaign. Apart from these, the competition’s specialty channel NHL Network also airs many of the actions mainly on Mondays and Fridays while Sunday clashes are also occasionally available through it.

In Canada, the right is shared by quite a big number of TV networks. Canadian viewers can find the actions on TV through Sportsnet, CBC Television, CITYTV, TVA Sports, Omni Television, APTN, TSN and RDS.

Chart of NHL TV Broadcasters in USA and Canada:

Country Broadcasting Network Broadcasting TV Channels Coverage Details (Short Description)
United States of America NBCUniversal NBCSN 2 or more Regular Season games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday nights; Weeknight Playoff fixtures; Stanley Cup Final (2nd and 3rd match)
NBC NHL All-Star Game; Thanksgiving Showdown; Late Season Sunday Afternoon; Weekend afternoon or Saturday Night Playoffs; Stanley Cup Final (1st, 4th, 5h, 6th and 7th)
CNBC Stanley Cup Playoffs Overflows
USA Network Stanley Cup Playoffs Overflows
NHL Network Monday, Friday games; Sunday games (Occasionally); Simulcasts of Hockey Night in Canada
Canada Sportsnet Sportsnet, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet Hockey Night in Canada; Wednesday Night Hockey, Hometown Hockey; Stanley Cup Playoff Early Round; Simulcast of All Games from Conference Finals Onward
Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West Regional Broadcasting of Canucks, Maple Leafs, Oilers
CBC Television CBC Sports Hockey Night in Canada (Multiple Games); Playoff Early Round; All Games from Conference Final Onwards
TVA Sports Regular Season Games (20) and Playoff Matches of Montreal Canadiens in French
CityTV Hockey Night in Canada (Multiple Games)
TSN TSN2, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 Regional Broadcasting of Canadiens, Jets, Maple Leafs (26 Matches) and Senators Games
RDS RDS, RDS2 Canadiens and Senators Games (Regional Broadcasting)
Omni Television Hockey Night in Canada (Select Games) in Punjabi
APTN Hometown Hockey Games (Select Games, Simulcast) in Plain Cree

Americas:

The following chart presents NHL broadcasting TV channels of various American region countries (Central America, South America, Mexico and Caribbean Islands) only excluding USA and Canada.

Country or Region Broadcasting TV Channels
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (South America) DirecTV
Brazil ESPN International
Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Ascension Island, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St Barthelemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos DirecTV
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama (Central America) Sky Sports Mexico
Dominican Republic Sky Sports Mexico
Mexico Sky Sports Mexico

Asia, Pacific and Oceania:

Country or Region Broadcasting TV Channels
Australia Fox Sports
Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam iflix
China CCTV
Hong Kong TVB Jade
Japan ESPN, J-Sports
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Setanta Sports
New Zealand Sky Sport New Zealand
Tajikistan TV Varzish, Setanta Sports

Europe:

Country or Region Broadcasting TV Channels
Austria, Switzerland DAZN
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia Arena Sport
Bulgaria Max Sport
Czech Republic, Slovakia Nova Sport 1
Denmark TV3 Sport, Viaplay
Finland Viasat Jääkiekko, Viaplay
France, Andorra, French Speaking Switzerland, Monaco Canal+ Sport
Germany Sport 1, DAZN
Ireland Premier Sports
Netherlands ESPN
Norway Viasport, Viaplay
Poland TVP Sport
Portugal Sport TV
Russia Yandex
Spain Teledeporte, Movistar Deportes
Sweden Viasat Hockey, Viaplay
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales (United Kingdom) Premier Sports, FreeSports
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova Setanta Sports
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg Sport 1

Middle East and Africa:

Country or Region Broadcasting TV Channels
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (MENA) beIN SPORTS
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, South Africa, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe (Sub-Saharan Africa) ESPN

NHL Online Streaming Options in USA and Canada:

  • NHL.TV is a great source of watching National Hockey League within United States. But it provides matches only of select teams including Bruins, Blackhawks, Kings, Penguins and Jets. All Access Pass costs 24.99 USD per month and 144.99 USD per season. However, the service also provides a Single Team Pass which features only a specific side’s matches and charges 115.99 USD per season.
  • Viewers can also enjoy the on TV in market games through fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV. Among them, only fuboTV and Sling TV gives access to NHL Network while Hulu+ Live TV and YouTube TV doesn’t contain it.
  • US based watchers can enjoy the out of market fixtures through NHL Center Ice, while the service’s Canadian version is known as the NHL Centre Ice.
  • Canadian based viewers can enjoy the in market matches through SN NOW and SN NOW+. The aforementioned one charges 19.99 CAD per month. On the contrary, the later mentioned one provides weekly, monthly and yearly sign up options costing 9.99 CAD, 27.99 CAD and 249.99 CAD respectively.
  • For the out of market games, the Canada based followers will have to subscribe NHL Live. The service has following passes: Full Season Pass, Half Season Pass, Stanley Cup Playoff Pass, Monthly Pass and NHL Out Of Market French package.

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