SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.
October 12, 2010 11:48 ET
Central Hockey League Debuts New Season of Live Online Coverage With Digital Media Partner NeuLion
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) - The Central Hockey League (CHL) 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 CHL-TV for the 2010-2011 hockey season delivering online coverage of CHL games.
CHL-TV gives fans broad access to live and archive games, video-on-demand and CHL 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, CHL-TV 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 technology, CHL-TV provides coverage of all 18 teams in the CHL and will air nearly 600 games throughout the regular season, which begins Friday, October 15, 2010. This exclusive service is the only way fans can watch live CHL games online, where the viewing experience expands the reach of the Central Hockey League, its teams and its players to a global audience.
"We are very excited for the new season and a big part of that excitement is CHL-TV," said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. "Fans were treated in CHL-TV's first season to a quality online viewing experience and with the full integration of NeuLion's vast capabilities in this area, we are confident fans will have an even more enjoyable experience this season in following the fast-paced action of the CHL."
Individual CHL games are currently available for viewing at $7.00 per game, or fans can purchase a variety of multi-game packages at varying prices. The CHL and NeuLion have introduced new packages and pricing for the upcoming season in order to provide fans with more options and convenience. All prices in US dollars:
- Single Games $7.00
- Archive Games $4.00
- Team Home and Away Pass $197.00 -- A new package for all live and archive games, for one team, for the entire season.
- Team Away Pass $97.00
- All Access Pass $297.00 -- Provides live and archived games, for all 18 teams, all season long!
Don't miss the Early Bird Pricing available through October 15, 2010. All 2011 CHL Playoff games and the race for the CHL Championship will also be available through CHL-TV.
Visit http://chltv.neulion.com to check it out today!
About the CHL
The CHL will be entering its 19th season this fall with 18 member teams playing across 12 states. This season marks a historic one for the league after the CHL and the International Hockey League (IHL), boasting 59 years of professional hockey, joined forces on June 1, 2010. The CHL and IHL combined to draw close to three million fans during the 2009-10 season. The CHL is administered by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Entertainment Corporation (Global Stock Symbol: GNTP), a company engaged in sports management, multi-purpose events and entertainment center and related real estate development, facility and venue management and marketing, venue food services and venue ticketing. For more information about the CHL visit the league's website at www.centralhockeyleague.com and for more information about Global Entertainment visit www.globalentertainment2000.com.
Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion (TSX: NLN) 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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