From Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports:
RTR Planeta will carry what amounts to the Stanley Cup finals of the KHL, whatever format that championship round takes on. This is a huge deal for the first-year League according to spokesman Shaun McBride, because “from how it has been explained there is an expectation that the KHL Championship will enjoy the benefits of RTR Planeta’s distribution.”
Which means U.S. hockey fans will have a chance to watch the KHL championship next season. Sort of.
RTR Planeta has been, or is being, picked up by domestic digital cable operators like Verizon FiOS, where it will become one of those channels in the high 400s you skip over while flipping to the HD feeds. It’s also available on DirectTV for $14.99 a month. Of course, with the KHL’s contract with Sport TV, even more coverage of the League will be available online — including from RTR Planeta.
Read the entire entry from Puck Daddy here.
Hold on one second. You are telling me that American hockey fans, who hardly put up serviceable ratings in the US to begin with, are going to watch the KHL finals????????