Shot Callers: Keith Wachtel, Chief Business Officer, NHL

The National Hockey League, like many of America’s professional sports leagues, is adapting to the growing legalization of sports betting in the United States. With teams in Las Vegas and New Jersey, the league is in a unique position to be on the forefront of this phenomenon. In the latest episode of Shot Callers, FOS Editor Ian Thomas chats with the NHL’s Keith Wachtel about the league’s approach to the sports betting space and the new opportunities it presents in […]

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NWHL’s Boston Pride Scores New Owner

The NWHL’s Boston Pride has been purchased by a team of investors led by Miles Arnone, a managing partner at private equity firm Cannon Capital. The acquisition makes the Pride the only NWHL team currently owned by an outside investor. The other four teams are currently owned by the league. Arnone, who has more than 20 years of investment experience working with start-ups and turnarounds, is based in Boston. Crave Better Foods, which signed a partnership with the NWHL this […]

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NWHL Signs Live Streaming Deal With Twitch

The National Women’s Hockey League has signed a three-year exclusive live-streaming partnership with Twitch. The deal will bring all of the NWHL’s games and programming to the platform, which will be available for free globally on any device that can access Twitch. The NWHL has also launched a Twitch account. The deal will start alongside the NWHL’s 2019-2020 season, which is set to begin on October 5. The league said that not only will games appear on Twitch, but so […]

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NHL Getting Assist From Players, Media Partners In Growing European Reach

As the NHL continues to build its reach in Europe, 23 players from teams across the league are dropping into the market to help further the cause. On August 15, the league and the NHLPA will hold its third European player media tour. The event is being held in Stockholm, Sweden at the headquarters of Viasat, which holds the NHL’s international media rights in Finland, Norway and Sweden. Dozens of media outlets are expected to attend, ranging from local news […]

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NWHL Sinks Teeth Into New Deal With Chipwich

The NWHL has signed a one-year deal with Chipwich to become the official ice cream sandwich of the league. It represents the first deal for the NWHL since it announced earlier this year in conjunction with the NWHLPA that it would be splitting all revenue from league-level corporate partnerships and media rights deals 50/50 with the players.  As part of the deal, Chipwich will sponsor select intermission activities during games and receive significant social media promotion, plus additional activations. Fifty […]

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