The National Hockey League (NHL) has agreed to extend its partnership with SiriusXM through the 2028-2029 season. The terms of the extension were not disclosed, but the NHL, SiriusXM, and SiriusXM Canada have confirmed that subscribers across North America will continue to have access to every NHL game during the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, whether at home, in their cars, or via the SXM app, which offers 32 team-specific channels.
For the first time, SiriusXM will produce and broadcast the exclusive national audio broadcast of the 2023 NHL All-Star Game, which will take place in Sunrise, Florida on February 4th. Steve Kouleas will call play-by-play, Gord Stellick will serve as color analyst, and Scott Laughlin will conduct interviews with both teams from the bench. Additionally, Sirius NHL Network Radio will provide comprehensive coverage of the entire NHL All-Star Weekend from February 2nd-4th, with Kouleas, Stellick and Laughlin also covering the NHL All-Star Skills competition on February 3rd.
The league’s previous deal with SiriusXM ran from the 2015-2016 season through the 2021-2022 season. David Proper, the NHL’s senior executive vice president of media and international strategy, said in a statement: “This renewal ensures SiriusXM listeners will never miss a moment of this exciting season and many more to come.”
Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer, added: “Live sports, coupled with great, in-depth sports talk, is one of the key elements of our programming and we are very pleased to be extending our content agreement with the NHL for many more years.”