Our Take:

Starting March 11, Yahoo will stream four NHL games per week without the need for authentication, USA Today reports. Users will have access to condensed games, and post-game highlights. This is becoming a trend for Yahoo, given that it streamed its first regular season NFL game last year and drew 15 million viewers.

Generally, there is more interest from streaming companies to gain the rights to air major live sports events–but so far they have only been one-offs rather than an entire season. When and if that happens, the pay TV ecosystem will undoubtedly experience disruption. Check out this graphic that shows how important live sports are to the pay TV universe.

Yahoo is making a shift to the ice rink. The media company announced Thursday a partnership with the National Hockey League to stream up to four games per week without requiring a cable subscription or authentication. The streams kick off March 11.

Read More at USA Today

The Daily

Subscribe

SVOD Doings

SVOD True Royalty TV is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels . New customers can sign up for a seven-day free trial

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jun 10
The FAXIES Awards – Virtual CelebrationSave the Date! - June 10, 2021
Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.