Diamond Sports Group and LA Kings Reach Multi-Year Renewal of Local Television and Digital Rights Agreement
Diamond Sports Group and the Los Angeles Kings announce a new, multi-year market and digital rights agreement that ensures Diamond remains the LA Kings’ exclusive local media partner.
Under the agreement, Diamond’s Bally Sports West will broadcast approximately 65 live games, as well as pre and postgame shows and original programming. Fans will have streaming access via the Bally Sports app, when they authenticate with their pay TV credentials or subscribe to Bally Sports+, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
David Preschlack, CEO of Diamond, states, “We are thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with the LA Kings as we work together to continue delivering high-quality, live game broadcasts to our enthusiastic and dedicated regional sports audiences. This partnership furthers our commitment to the Bally Sports West distribution markets and to providing LA Kings fans with in-depth coverage of their favorite team on multiple platforms. Additionally, we are encouraged by the progress we are making in our restructuring process and are hopeful that this agreement can serve as a model for future discussions with our team and league partners.”
Says Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG and Alternate Governor, LA Kings: “The LA Kings and AEG are proud to extend our long-standing partnership with Bally Sports. For nearly 40 years, our organizations have enjoyed this strong relationship, and we look forward to the future together.”
Says Kelly Cheeseman, Chief Operating Officer, LA Kings: “This is an exciting time for Kings fans as we collectively look forward to the start of the 2023-24 NHL season. We thoroughly enjoy working with our friends at Bally Sports. We are happy this agreement maintains consistency and continues to give our stakeholders informed and intimate coverage of our hockey club. We also look forward to the expanded reach through multiple, convenient options.”