Press Release #182 (2/24/14)
For immediate release
FREE PREVIEW OF NHL® CENTER ICE® RACE FOR THE STANLEY CUP™
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL CABLE FROM FEBRUARY 26 - March 4, 2014
Race For The Stanley Cup Package Gives Hockey Fans
Live, Out-Of-Market Games On Cable Through the Rest of the Regular Season
NEW YORK, Feb 24, 2014 –Cable systems will offer digital customers a free preview* of the NHLÒ Center IceÒ package from February 26-March 4, 2014, announced the National Hockey League (NHL) and national cable distributor iN DEMAND. With NHL Center Ice, the out-of-market subscription package of live NHL games, digital cable customers can enjoy up to 40 action-packed out-of-market games per week across 14 channels, including a wealth of enhancements to enrich the viewing experience. The NHL Center Ice Race For The Stanley Cup package is available from now through the end of the regular season, April 13. The package price SRP** this year is the lowest price in over five years, at two installments of $24.99 each or a one-time payment of $49.98.
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, Charter Communications, RCN, plus a number of other affiliates.
NHL Center Ice Race For The Stanley Cup 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.
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. The NHL Center Ice Race For The Stanley Cup package is distributed to cable systems around the U.S. by iN DEMAND.
About iN DEMAND
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is a world leader in delivering exciting transactional entertainment to audiences across North America using television’s most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and distributes 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 content 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.
*Free preview not available in all areas.
**Suggested Retail Price. Installment offers and breakdowns may differ by operator.
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