Amidst NHL Lockout Talks, ESPN Reaches Deal with Russia’s KHL

The Kontinental Hockey League has reached an agreement with ESPN to broadcast games in the 2012/2013 KHL Championship. The games will be shown on the ESPN3 channel in the United States, Territories of the United States, and in Great Britain.

During the first ten days of October, the channel will broadcast five KHL games. The planned schedule includes:
Dynamo Moscow vs Ak Bars on Oct. 3rd; Lev vs SKA on Oct. 6th; Slovan vs Dynamo Moscow on Oct. 7th; CSKA vs SKA on Oct. 8th; Lev vs Dynamo Moscow on Oct. 9th.

ESPN3 reaches 73 million American households and devotes most of its output to live broadcasts of events, including college football, college basketball, the NBA, MLB, ICC (International Cricket Council) competitions and qualifying matches of FIFA tournaments.