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National Hockey League To Produce “NHL in ASL” Alternative Broadcast For Stanley Cup Final

Telecasts will be available on the digital platforms of ESPN+ and Sportsnet+ for all SCF games.

  • First major sports telecast dedicated fully to the Deaf community.
  • Featuring live Deaf broadcasters providing real-time coverage of play-by-play and color commentary in ASL.
  • Graphics will include large, metered, real-time bars that demonstrate crowd noise to show the ASL viewers that the fans at the game are getting loud

The National Hockey League (NHL) and P-X-P announced in partnership today plans to produce a first-of-its-kind, alternate telecast to stream during the Stanley Cup Final dedicated completely to the Deaf community using American Sign Language (ASL). The telecast will be made available to stream on ESPN+ in the U.S. and Sportsnet+ in Canada.

NHL in ASL will feature Deaf commentators providing real-time coverage of play-by-play and color commentary in ASL during each game of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final.

“Our continued partnership with P-X-P allows the NHL to do something no other major professional sports league has done before: provide a fully immersive, unique, and accessible viewing experience that specifically meets the needs of the Deaf community, enhancing their enjoyment of our ever-growing game,” said Kim Davis, NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives and Legislative Affairs. “This NHL-led production further exemplifies the League’s commitment to producing accessible and interactive content for all of our fans – including those in underserved communities. Fans of all abilities are encouraged to tune-in to experience this first-of-a-kind telecast as a way to understand and share the experience with someone who is Deaf.”

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