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Amazon Makes a Shocking NHL Purchase That Could Change Everything for the Montreal Canadiens

Published January 19, 2024 at 7:11 PM

The TSN journalists recently discussed a topic that could significantly impact how hockey fans watch NHL games, including those of the Montreal Canadiens.

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Chris Johnston from TSN brought up that the giant corporation AMAZON is showing serious interest in the NHL, which could hint at future changes coming in 2026.

"Yes, I think it gives us a glimpse into the future.

On Wednesday, a significant deal was announced, and Amazon will officially invest in Diamond Sports.

Professional games will be broadcast on Amazon Prime, and I believe that when the NHL's current TV contracts expire (including the one with TVA Sports in 2026), Gary Bettman and the league expect to receive a lot of interest from web giants and streaming services. So, I think we all need to get used to changes and a transition of media (towards the web)." - Chris Johnston

This suggests that Amazon will begin streaming NHL games live on the web and that other web giants might compete with traditional networks for broadcasting rights.

Will TVA Sports or RDS be able to compete with giants like Amazon or Apple TV? It's a question worth considering, especially since Amazon is already preparing for such a transition.

Significant changes are likely on the horizon.

"If this happens, it would be the end of RDS and TVA Sports. We see it with MLS on Apple TV and NFL Thursday night games on Amazon Prime. These are harbingers that do not lie. Sports are increasingly moving towards digital." - Kevin Lefrançois

This discussion aligns with a recent topic about the increasing shift of sports broadcasting towards digital platforms.

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Amazon Makes a Shocking NHL Purchase That Could Change Everything for the Montreal Canadiens

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