AHL Live set for new season
PLAINVIEW, N.Y./SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League (AHL), the top development circuit for the National Hockey League, and NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN), an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand entertainment and sports programming, today announced the return of AHL Live for the 2010-11 season delivering online coverage of AHL games.
AHL Live gives fans the greatest access to live and archived games, radio, live chat, video-on-demand and highlights. The modernized video console grants hockey fans an opportunity to tune into their favorite team with a simple Internet connection and watch the action anywhere at any time. New this year, AHL Live will feature an updated look and feel, including a game status indicator, and will offer integrated team level branding and HD support.
Powered by NeuLion, AHL Live will air over 1,000 games throughout the AHL regular season which begins this Friday, Oct. 8. This exclusive service is the only way fans can watch live AHL games online, where the viewing experience expands the reach of the American Hockey League, its teams and world-class players to a global audience.
Individual games are available for $6.99 each, and other subscription package options are available. The annual Calder Cup Playoff games will also be offered through AHL Live.
Visit AHL Live to check it out today!
About the AHL
Founded in 1936 and celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010-11, the American Hockey League 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 85 percent of today’s NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and for the ninth year in a row, more than 6 million fans attended AHL games across North America in 2009-10. Through the years, the AHL has been home to more than 100 future members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion (TSX:NLN), (the “Company”) works with content partners to develop end-to-end solutions for multimedia IPTV services. The NeuLion IPTV Platform encodes, delivers, stores and manages an unlimited range of multimedia content and the Operational Support System (OSS) maintains all billing and customer support services. Content partners are responsible for content aggregation and the sales and marketing for the individual IPTV service. The Company ranks as a world leader in customer/partner relationships with sports, international and specialty television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, MLS, and NCAA Division I schools and conferences and, in respect to international and specialty television aggregators and networks, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat and Talfazat-ART (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian) and Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of the Internet on PCs and mobile devices and on the television through the Company’s IPTV set top box.
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