- Jun 15, 2005
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The '23-'24 season is coming up quick and the broadcasts of the Coyotes games are not guaranteed. Here's a recent article discussing the Diamond Sports' bankruptcy as well as some conversations with DirecTV for distribution. Very worrisome this late in the game.
A lawyer for Diamond Sports Group pledged in the bankruptcy court to try to quickly let the 27 NBA and NHL teams it televises know whether it will continue broadcasting their games. But Brian Hermann, the lawyer, did not commit to doing so. DSG has already excised one contract with the Phoenix Suns.
“We understand that this case has to move quickly,” he said. “And the reason for that is because…we’re near completion of the baseball season. But we have an NBA and NHL season that’s coming right around the corner. And the NBA and the NHL fairly wants to make sure that Diamond Sports can broadcast their games. And we want to give them the assurance that we can broadcast their games. And the only way to do that is to try to come to a resolution quickly, hopefully in advance of those seasons, so that everybody can feel comfortable.”
The National Hockey League told a bankruptcy court Friday morning that it may ask for emergency relief from Diamond Sports Group contracts.