Posted: 09/27/2012 12:39:24 PM
Air Date: 11/23/2012 Friday
Start Time: 01:00:00 PM [ET]
Show Name: NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Type: New Booking
Message: THE 2012-2013 NHL REGULAR SEASON package is now booked for the following dates: 11/23/12, 1/1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, and 4/13.
EVENT NOTE: If the lockout of the NHL Players' Association continues and causes a delayed start or cancellation of the NHL season, normal Network programming on 11/23/12 and 1/1/13 will be reinstated and balance of time will revert to local programming,
For all other dates, all OR a portion of the scheduled time period may revert to local programming. Please see contingency plans on each secheduled date for details and impact to other dayparts. Please advise clearance. (sic)
Clients will, of course, get both inventory and estimates for these dates. However, based on what little I know about the NHL lockout, the first two games are highly unlikely to air.
October 4th Update: more discouraging news.