AHL Live goes mobile for 2013-14
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League and NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced a five-year extension of their partnership to deliver all AHL hockey games both live and on-demand through their digital service, AHL Live. Powered by the NeuLion Sports Platform, AHL Live (ahllive.com) now offers an entirely new look and feel that makes finding, viewing and interacting with games better than ever.
New for the 2013-14 season, which begins tonight, fans will be able to access AHL Live on their iPads, iPhones and Android handsets via a free app available in the iTunes and Google Play stores.
Using NeuLion’s adaptive streaming technology, AHL Live delivers high quality live and on-demand viewing of more than 1,200 AHL games every year. Now, for the first time ever, fans will receive a seamless digital viewing experience whether they use their iPad, iPhone or Android device. More than just delivering video to a screen, AHL Live provides fans with dynamic DVR controls and social media sharing to offer an engaging experience everywhere.
“To be able to give hockey fans around the world the ability to watch high quality video of live AHL action – whether it’s on a desktop, a laptop, a smartphone or a tablet – is a tremendous opportunity for us,” said David Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Hockey League. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with NeuLion, and to bring the excitement of our league to our fans wherever they are.”
With the new AHL Live, fans of the league will now experience the AHL like never before. The new online destination features a more user-friendly, streamlined and enhanced video experience and makes navigation a breeze with large tabs at the top of the page. Fans can find all of their favorite team’s games with the new and improved AHL Game Schedule page that can be sorted by month, week, day and time. A Highlights and Shows page offers fans the best league-wide plays in one convenient location with other recommended on-demand videos, and provides news not found anywhere else with shows like AHL Weekly.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with the AHL and power AHL Live with a better, more intuitive website and multi-platform delivery,” said Nancy Li, Chief Executive Officer of NeuLion. “We are always looking to improve what our partners can do for their fans, and being able to offer the AHL’s dedicated fans a more innovative experience anywhere is something we are proud to be a part of.”
Founded in 2004, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers a true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-connected device. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors as well as cable operators and broadcasters to optimally address the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on laptops, smartphones, iPads and other connected devices. NeuLion's sports customers include major leagues, colleges & universities, regional networks and broadcasters. NeuLion's technology also provides innovative solutions to general entertainment companies and broadcasters. NeuLion is based in Plainview, N.Y. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.
About the American Hockey League
The American Hockey League, which begins its 78th season of play on Oct. 4, continues to serve as the top development league for the players, coaches, managers, executives and broadcasters of all 30 National Hockey League teams. More than 87 percent of NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the 12th year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2012-13. For more information, visit theahl.com and follow us on Twitter (@TheAHL).
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