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Stars announce new local TV rights deal

Joe Colborne, Kari Lehtonen

Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin, centre, celebrates his goal with teamates Valeri Nichushkin, left, from Russia, and Jamie Benn during third period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 7-3. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)


They’re not saying how much the deal is worth, but the Dallas Stars announced today a new long-term television rights agreement with FOX Sports Southwest.

The deal is reportedly for 11 years.

From the release:

Under the new agreement, FOX Sports Southwest will be the exclusive regional television partner of the Dallas Stars and will facilitate the broadcast of all regionally televised Stars regular-season games. FOX Sports Southwest will also broadcast select first-round Stars games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Today’s announcement comes at a time when media companies are paying big money to broadcast live sports, with even the value of local TV rights deals reaching into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

“For over 20 years, FOX Sports Southwest has brought Stars hockey to our loyal fans in North Texas and across the entire region,” Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said in the release. “The expansive reach of the network allows us to connect with our fans outside of the state of Texas and grow the great game of hockey across the Southwest. As our young team continues to grow into a perennial Stanley Cup contender, we are thrilled to be continuing this great partnership for many years to come.”

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