NHL GAMECENTER LIVE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH CONNECTED DEVICES PLAYSTATION® 3, ROKU AND BOXEE
NHL Announces Newest Platform To Consume Live Games And NHL Interactive Content Through Internet-Connected Devices
NEW YORK (November 10, 2010) – The National Hockey League today announced that NHL® GameCenter LIVE -- the best-in-class streaming product that gives fans the ability to watch up to 40 out-of-market live NHL games per week and classic match-ups through a broadband connection -- is now offering subscribers access to NHL GameCenter LIVE through the popular internet-connected devices PlayStation® 3, Roku and Boxee.
“In order to serve our fans, we are continuing to respond to the convergence of technology, media and consumer behavior,” said Perry Cooper, NHL Senior Vice President of Digital Media. “With today’s announcement, we are able to deliver NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Vault to an extensive consumer base and significantly broaden the availability of our products to our fans across the world.”
NHL GameCenter LIVE through PlayStation 3
NHL GameCenter LIVE™ subscribers who enjoy free access to PlayStation®Network and its variety of online content, can now stream live out-of-market regular season and select playoff game broadcasts in High Definition (HD) by downloading the NHL application on the PlayStation 3 (PS3™) system. The PS3™ is the first and only gaming console to stream live hockey games through
NHL GameCenter LIVE in HD*.
NHL GameCenter LIVE also allows subscribers to watch full-length and condensed replays of the games they missed (48 hours after they air, no blackouts) and relive NHL history with unlimited access to over 500 classic games from NHL Vault™. The PS3 application also provides fans with a full suite of stats, player profiles, standings and team schedules, all through a cutting-edge user interface that makes interacting with NHL GameCenter LIVE more fun than ever.
Fans that have an annual subscription to NHL GameCenter LIVE ($169) and a free PlayStation Network account can download the NHL application for $9.99 and access it under the “Video” icon on the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) menu. Additionally, PlayStation®Plus subscribers can download the NHL application for free, continuing PlayStation’s goal to deliver exclusive opportunities only made available to PlayStation Plus members.
Features of NHL GameCenter LIVE through Playstation 3 include:
- Select from live home and away broadcasts to follow your favorite team(s) in HD*, even while they are on the road.
- Follow the action from around the League with game updates in the live scoreboard (or choose to hide scores of games to ensure the final result stays a surprise) and plan what games to watch using the full season calendar.
- Make the most of your viewing experience with live stats, standings, player bios, and post-game highlights for all 2010-11 games.
- Pause, fast-forward, rewind or simply jump to key points of interest for 2010-11 games using event data indicators displayed on-screen.
- Classic Games: Relive historic hockey moments from classic games dating back to the 1960s.
- Condensed Games: Catch up on games you missed with 10-12 minute extended highlights.
- Game Archive: Watch full length replays of all games since the 2008-09 season.
NHL GameCenter LIVE through Roku and Boxee
NHL GameCenter LIVE is also available now for no additional cost to existing subscribers who own a Roku or use Boxee software or the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link. Simply link your existing subscription to the NHL GameCenter LIVE app. on either Roku or Boxee platforms and you’re ready to enjoy live and on-demand hockey action.
Roku, the award-winning streaming player which starts at $59.99, now offers the following NHL GameCenter LIVE features:
- Full access to NHL GameCenter LIVE in high definition including the ability to select home or away feeds that allow you to listen to your team’s broadcasters even if the team’s on the road
- Access to game archives from the current season (available 48 hours after original broadcast) which allows you to browse by team or by date and also includes Condensed Games and game highlights
- NHL Vault, which gives you over 500 classic games dating back to the 1960’s
- Every Roku player includes built-in WiFi for easy set up anywhere in the house and also features partners including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video On Demand, Pandora, and much more.
Boxee, stunning Internet TV software available as a free download for PC/Mac or via the Boxee Box by D-Link for $199, now offers the following NHL GameCenter LIVE features:
- Streaming of NHL GameCenter LIVE™ and NHL Vault™ in HD*.
- Access to post-game highlights for all 2010-11 games.
- Ability to watch any game from the 2007-2008 season through today.
- The latest headlines and stories news from NHL.com.
- League rankings including wins, losses, ties, points, goals, and more.
- The ability to hide scores of games to ensure the final result stays a
surprise until every last minute of the game is watched.
- Additional access to the world’s largest collection of HD movies from VUDU, 40k TV shows from the web, and over 400 customized Apps including Pandora, TED, and FunnyOrDie, all optimized for a TV and remote.
For more information on how to subscribe to NHL GameCenter LIVE, please visit http://nhl.com/gamecenterlive.
*Not all games are available in High Definition, especially those from the NHL Vault.
NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks and NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Vault are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
Kerry McGovern / National Hockey League
About NHL GameCenter LIVE™
Streaming up to 40 out-of-market games per week, NHL GameCenter LIVE is specifically designed for those avid fans looking for the most complete, 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. NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Vault were both co-developed with the NHL’s strategic partner NeuLion. Blackouts and other restrictions apply.