The 2021-22 season will see ESPN become the home of the National Hockey League (NHL) under a new long-term deal, continuing its commitment to be the destination of choice for American sports fans.
As the National Hockey League (NHL) prepares to drop the puck for the 2021-22 season, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN will bring the energy and excitement of the NHL to fans as part of the groundbreaking long-term deal announced in March.
Across Australia and New Zealand, ESPN’s coverage will bring the speed, power and skill of the world’s best hockey to millions of people.
Continuing its commitment to be the destination of choice for North American sports, ESPN’s platforms will host the NHL in Australia and New Zealand.
For the 2021-22 season, hockey fans will be able to stream all regular season and NHL playoff games – over 1,400 games on the ESPN app * – including the entire Cup Finals Stanley, the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL Weekend All-Star Team, NHL Winter Classic, NHL Stadium Series games and more.
ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast at least two regular season NHL games per week, as well as the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals.
Additionally, NHL studio programming will be available on ESPN channels and the ESPN app, and fans will find many highlights in ESPN programming and platforms throughout the season.
Streaming functionality on the ESPN app and ESPN.com.au is available to ESPN channel subscribers through Foxtel, Fetch TV, and SKY NZ who enter their TV provider credentials. ESPN and ESPN2 are available through Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and SKY NZ.
The deal also includes extended highlights rights that will add coverage to ESPN’s extensive news and highlights programming throughout the year, as well as the ESPN app and channels of ESPN. social media.
The 2021/22 National Hockey League season begins October 13 (AEST) on ESPN.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will once again be the favorites to continue their dynasty in the NHL. The Lightning peaked in the Stanley Cup last season, for the second straight season, and will be the team to pursue once again.
Further information on the release schedule will be released once determined.
How to access the ESPN app and streaming content from ESPN.com.au
Streaming functionality through the ESPN app and ESPN.com.au is available to ESPN channel subscribers through Foxtel, Fetch TV, and SKY NZ, who enter their platform credentials.
Kayo subscribers cannot stream through the ESPN app or ESPN.com.au.
The ESPN app is available for download from the Apple and Android app stores.