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In Red Wings Land
Sinclair buys Fox Sports Detroit, other RSNs for $10.6 billion | Freep
According to a news release published by Sinclair, the RSNs will be run under a newly-formed subsidiary, Diamond Sports Group, run by Detroit native Byron Allen, the owner of Entertainment Studios who bought The Weather Channel last year.
What that means for the immediate future of the home of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons telecasts is unclear. They are just three of the 42 NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball franchises for which the RSNs own television rights.
It’ll be interesting to see what Red Wings broadcasts are going to look like next season.
Around the League
NHLPA offers support of #ForTheGame women’s hockey movement | Sportsnet
The labour union said in a statement posted to Twitter on Saturday that it was “encouraged” by the “#ForTheGame” movement, featuring players from both the Canadian Women’s Hockey League — which shuttered Wednesday — and the NWHL, including stars Marie-Philip Poulin, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Hilary Knight, Shannon Szabados, Amanda Kessel, Brianna Decker, Brianne Jenner and Noora Raty.
Doesn’t seem like the NHLPA’s statement is enough.