NEW YORK (October 5, 2010) – The National Hockey League today announced the general availability of NHL GameCenter LIVE™ − the NHL’s subscription service that lets fans watch live, out-of-market games online.
Streaming up to 40 out-of-market games per week (blackout restrictions apply), NHL GameCenter LIVE is specifically designed for those avid fans looking for the most robust, in-game NHL viewing experience, as well as for the more than 50 percent of NHL fans that live away from their favorite team’s local television market and want to watch their favorite team play live. New to NHL GameCenter LIVE for the 2010-11 season is the choice of broadcast feeds (home or away team). Also, NHL Vault™, a classic games library available to NHL GameCenter LIVE subscribers, has more than tripled the size of its game library and now currently features 500 full-length NHL games dating back to the 1960s.
NHL GameCenter LIVE is available now in the U.S. and Canada for the lowest price for a full season at $159 (U.S. and CAD) or 8 easy installments of $19.95 through Oct. 31, 2010. This marks the lowest price ever in Canada for this product. For more information on how to subscribe to NHL GameCenter LIVE, log on to: http://nhl.com/gamecenterlive.
The NHL also today announced significant enhancements to NHL GameCenter™, a free experience on NHL.com that delivers live scores; live in-game stats for every team and player; a live Ice Tracker™ that shows the locations of goals, hits and saves on a virtual hockey rink; game photos; a full-season schedule; NHL standings; NHL player profiles; searchable highlights; archived results and stats for the current season.
The newly enhanced Ice Tracker for NHL GameCenter now allows fans to see the areas of the ice and net that goals are scored on, with side-by-side view of the goalies in net and the shooters. Also new this year is real-time team and player stats and trends for the Club you are watching, that will update instantly with the team’s history of winning when faced against similar situations during a present day game.
To experience NHL GameCenter, log on to http://nhl.com/gamecenter while NHL games are being played
NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL GameCenter and NHL Vault were co-developed with the NHL’s strategic partner NeuLion.