Press Release #148 (1/14/13) iN DEMAND
For immediate release
NHL CENTER ICE ON DIGITAL CABLE TO RESUME STARTING JAN. 19
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE LAUNCHES THE 2012-13 SEASON
WITH A 13 DAY FREE PREVIEW
NHL Center Ice Offers Fans Up to 40 Games Per Week,
Along With a Number of Free Enhancements
NEW YORK, Jan. 14 - In celebration of the NHL's return, digital cable customers will receive a free preview of NHLÒ Center IceÒ from Jan. 19 through Jan. 31, 2013, announced the National Hockey League (NHL) and package distributor iN DEMAND L.L.C. The out-of-market subscription package is perfect for fans who live away from their favorite teams, for fantasy players, or those who don't want to miss a minute of action from across the league.
With NHL® Center Ice®, digital cable customers can check out up to 40 live out-of-market NHL games every week across 14 channels, including a wealth of enhancements to enrich the viewing experience. The package is available immediately for a 2012-13 regular season price of $49.99, the lowest price ever*. The 2012-13 regular season runs from Jan. 19 through Apr. 27, 2013.
NHL Center Ice on cable free package enhancements this season includes:
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.
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 EXTRATM: 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.
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, Cablevision Systems, Bresnan Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent, Verizon FiOS, plus a number of independent affiliates.
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.
About iN DEMAND
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. 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 also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern via its Howard TV On Demand offering. 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 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 major professional sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBC, NBC Sports Network, TSN, CBC, RDS, and NHL NetworkTM) and radio (NHL RadioTM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada). Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights CancerTM and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
*Installment offers and breakdowns may differ by operator.
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