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NHL deal to help Rogers in pick-and-pay regime: analysts

News | 11/26/2013 10:01 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc.’s new 12-year deal for the broadcast and multi-platform rights to National Hockey League games is a $5.2-billion bet that Canadians will pay to maintain access to NHL games if they’re forced to choose between costly sports specialty channels in a future pick-and-pay environment, industry analysts said.

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