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18 DAY FREE PREVIEW OF NHL® CENTER ICE® BEGINS ON DIGITAL CABLE OCT. 8 FOR START OF NHL SEASON

10/6/14

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 18 DAY FREE PREVIEW OF NHL® CENTER ICE® BEGINS ON DIGITAL CABLE  OCT. 8 FOR START OF NHL SEASON

NHL Center Ice Provides Fans More than 1,000 Games,on 14 Channels, Along with Free Enhancements

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 – Hockey fans can celebrate the return to ice for the 2014-15 NHL® season with an 18-day free preview* of NHLÒ Center IceÒ on digital cable and telco systems from October 8 through 25, 2014. The out-of-market subscription package, distributed nationally by iN DEMAND, 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 access up to 40 live out-of-market NHL games every week across 14 channels, including enhancements that enrich the viewing experience.  Customers who order the package by October 31, 2014 will save with the same Early Bird price as last year, four installments of $39.99 each or a total of $159.96 SRP**.

Among the U.S. cable MSOs and other providers offering the package distributed by iN DEMAND this year are: Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision Systems, RCN, as well as other video providers.

NHL Center Ice 2014-15 Free Package Enhancements include:

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. Replays are available in both SD and HD (varies by system).

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.

More information about NHL Center Ice is available at NHLCI CABLE or 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. The NHL Center Ice package is distributed to cable systems around the U.S. by iN DEMAND.

About iN DEMAND

iN DEMAND L.L.C. is a world leader in delivering exciting transactional entertainment to audiences across North America using television’s most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and distributes programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. It also supplies marketing support, production services and content transport for the industry.  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 and the NHL.  The company’s VOD products include first-run and library movies, plus subscription movie and entertainment services. 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 atbusiness.indemand.com.
ABOUT THE NHL
The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters, vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports – the Stanley Cup®. Every year the NHL entertains more than 250 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 10 million fans on its social platforms; and more than 300 million fans online at NHL.com. In Canada, the 2014-15 season marks the beginning of a landmark 12-year broadcast and multimedia agreement with Rogers Communications, which includes national rights to NHL games on all platforms in all languages. In the U.S., the NHL is in the fourth season of its 10-year agreement with NBC and NBCSN, the 10th consecutive season both networks have served as national television partners. The NHL is committed to giving back to the community with programs including: Hockey is for Everyone™, which supports nonprofit youth hockey organizations across North America; Hockey Fights Cancer™, raising money for local and national cancer organizations; NHL Green™, which is committed to pursuing sustainable business practices; and a partnership with the You Can Play Project, which is committed to supporting the LGBT community and fighting homophobia in sports. The NHL received three 2014 Sports Business Awards: “Sports League of the Year,” “Sports Executive of the Year” recognizing Commissioner Gary Bettman, and “Sports Event of the Year” for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. For more information, visit NHL.com.

*Free preview not available in all areas.

**Suggested Retail Price.  Installment offers and breakdowns may differ by operator.

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iN DEMAND: pressoffice@indemand.com

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