It appears that that is some good news for hockey fans that are not happy with the current TV deal. Many UND and NCHC fans aren't happy with the current television deal, either. Today, Brad Schlossman reports that CBSSN might have moved a bit on the exclusivity clause. This would be good news to the fans that can't see the games in person. (Grand Forks Herald Article). Once the details have been worked out, I post something.
Brad Schlossman, UND Hockey Blog-- Nothing is done yet, but all indications are that CBS Sports appears willing to alter that exclusivity clause that prevented UND (and others in the league) from getting more nationally televised games last season.
How, exactly, will the exclusivity clause be altered? That’s what’s unknown at this point. Obviously, CBS will still be able to pick its games and the CBS games won’t be allowed to be on any other network. But I think there’s a good chance that when CBS is not broadcasting hockey, the games could be free to other national networks.
This would be a big step forward for the league and for fans who live elsewhere.
UND could push to get some games back on Fox College Sports. I’ve heard that St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth will likely get some games on FSN North this season, too.
CBS Sports appears willing to alter, in some way, exclusivity clause to open more NCHC games to national TV http://t.co/1WGre7SDwU
— Brad E. Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) August 11, 2014