Press Release #28 (4/15/09)
iN DEMAND NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NHL CENTER ICE REPLAY FEATURE ON DIGITAL CABLE BEGINS TODAY WITH PLAYOFF ACTION
New Added Value Feature Enables Fans to Enjoy Immediate Repeats of Games
NEW YORK, April 15, 2009 -Tax Day has a bright side for hockey fans. Starting today, April 15, and through the second round of the playoffs, subscribers to the NHL Center Ice out-of-market package will receive replays of same day games. In this new enhancement which is free to customers, the NHL Center Ice package will re-air each current day's game beginning approximately one hour after the live game ends so that fans can see games they might have missed. Each game will replay in its entirety and will repeat continuously overnight and the next day, on the same channel, until the following day's live games begin.
The "Replay Game" feature means that there will be approximately 4-5 replays for single, scheduled games. Live games scheduled back-to-back will be replayed in that same order, so that there will be approximately 2-3 replays before game-time the following day. No games will be bumped from the package to accommodate replay games. Blackout and other restrictions apply.
The NHL Center Ice package includes games in the first two rounds of playoff competition, as in past seasons. The Race to the Stanley CupTM package is currently available for $79. In addition, the package offers select games each week in high definition. More information about NHL Center Ice is available at www.gethockey.com.
This season, fans have continued to receive free enhancements including NHL LEAGUEWIDE, a rotating mosaic of multiple screens that shows live action games being played around the league, along with score, time clock and channel location. In addition, customers continue to enjoy NHL CENTER ICE EXTRATM, a live source for scores, statistics, game previews, game recaps and schedule information.
Among the cable MSOs offering the package distributed by iN DEMAND Networks this year are: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent, a number of independent MSOs; plus Rogers Cable in Canada.
Residential customers or commercial establishments can "Order Now" by calling 1-888-SPORTS-iN or their local cable provider.
About iN DEMAND Networks
iN DEMAND Networks is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through three distinct areas of business: Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD) and high definition (HD) programming. PPV programming includes movies, mega boxing and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies, original HD VOD content, and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern, via its Howard TV On Demand offering. 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 www.indemand.com.
About The NHL
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 sport. The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, ESPN America, ASN and NHL Network) and radio (NHL Radio, Sirius XM Radio and XM Canada). 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.
NHL, the NHL Shield and Center Ice are registered trademarks and the Center Ice logo, Race To The Stanley Cup, NHL Network, NHL Diversity and Hockey Fights Cancer are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
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