Press Release #172 (9/25/13)
For immediate release
19 DAY FREE PREVIEW OF NHL® CENTER ICE®
BEGINS ON DIGITAL CABLE OCT. 1 FOR START OF NHL SEASON
NHL Center Ice Provides Fans More than 1,000 Games,
Along With a Number of Free Enhancements
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 – Fall is in the air and NHL® teams are getting ready to face off for the 2013-2014 season. Hockey fans can cheer the return to ice with a 19 day free preview of NHLÒ Center IceÒ on digital cable and telco* systems around the country from October 1-19, 2013. The out-of-market subscription package, distributed to cable by iN DEMAND, is perfect for fans who live away from their favorite teams, for fantasy players, or those who don’t want to miss a minute of action from across the League.
With NHL Center Ice, digital cable customers can check out up to 40 live out-of-market NHL games every week across 14 channels, including a wealth of enhancements to enrich the viewing experience. Customers who order the package by October 31, 2013 will save with the Early Bird price, four installments of $39.99 each or a total of $159.96 SRP**.
2013-14 Free Package Enhancements include:
MULTI-SCREEN MOSAIC: The popular rotating mosaic of multiple screens that shows all the live action games being played around the League, along with score, time clock and channel location, is back for another season. The multi-screen mosaic can be found on the “Game 14” channel of the system’s package lineup.
SAME DAY REPLAYS: Each live game is re-aired beginning approximately one hour after live play ends so that fans can see games they might have missed. Each game will replay in its entirety, repeated continuously overnight and the next day, on the same channel, until the following day’s live games begin. Replays are available in both SD and HD (varies by system).
DUAL FEED TELECASTS: Whenever possible, iN DEMAND delivers both the home and visiting team broadcasts of the same game so that fans can choose which telecast and home-team announcers they want to watch.
STAT CHANNEL: NHL CENTER ICE EXTRA™: A live source for scores, statistics, game previews, game recaps and schedule information. This can be found on the “Game 13” channel of the system’s package lineup.
HD GAMES: The package also offers many games each week in high definition. HD availability varies by system.
*Among the cable MSOs and other providers offering the package distributed by iN DEMAND this year are: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision Systems, plus a number of other affiliates. .*Free preview not available in all areas.
More information about NHL Center Ice is available at www.gethockey.com or www.nhl.com/centerice. Residential customers as well as commercial establishments can order by calling 1-888-SPORTS-iN or their local cable provider. Blackout and other restrictions apply.
About iN DEMAND
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television’s most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. It also supplies marketing support, production services and transport for the industry. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company’s VOD products include first-run and library movies, plus subscription movie and entertainment services. Content is delivered in SD, HD and 3D. iN DEMAND’s owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at business.indemand.com.
The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL® consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other major professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBC, NBCSN, TSN, CBC, RDS, and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™ and Sirius XM Satellite Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
**Suggested Retail Price. Installment offers and breakdowns may differ by operator.
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