Top distributors will start the 2013-14 National Hockey League season by dropping the puck on an almost three-week freeview of the league’s out-of-market package.
Distributed by In Demand, the NHL Center Ice package will be available as a free preview from Oct. 1-19, giving fans a chance to check out all of the action of their favorite pro hockey teams and fantasy players.
With NHL Center Ice, digital-cable subscribers can watch up to 40 live out-of-market NHL games weekly across 14 channels, including a number of viewer enhancements. Customers who order the package by Oct. 31 will save with an early bird price, four installments of $39.99 each or a total of $159.96.
Among the providers offering the package distributed by In Demand during this upcoming campaign: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS and Cablevision Systems, among others.
The followin are InDemand's descriptions of the NHL Center Ice Enhancements:
Multiscreen 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.
Stat Channel: NHL Center Ice Extra: 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.