In October, NHL Network began anew from the headquarters of MLB Advanced Media, sharing space and resources as part of a multi-year deal aimed at revitalizing the home of hockey and improving its online product.
Upon its relaunch from Secaucus, the former home of MSNBC, the network took over MLB Network’s Studio K and began sharing Studio 21.
Studio 21 worked during MLB’s off months, but now baseball is back and NHL is entering the playoff season, meaning a crunch for studio space in the evenings, as both networks program live wrap around programming (such as “MLB Tonight” and “NHL Tonight”).
The solution? A new dedicated studio for hockey, dubbed “The Rink,” which creates a more permanent home at the facility for NHL Network.