Online video specialist NeuLion said it has forged an extended partnership with the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) through the 2021/2022 season for the conference's subscription streaming package.
Under the new deal, NeuLion will deliver several new features and extend support for more devices for NCHC.tv, the live and on-demand digital network for the NCAA Division I men’s hockey conference, which includes Colorado College, the University of Denver, Miami University, the University of Minnesota Duluth, the University of Nebraska Omaha, the University of North Dakota, St. Cloud State University and Western Michigan University.
In addition to support for the web and for Apple TV and Roku devices, NeuLion will also support NCHC.tv apps for iOS and Android mobile devices prior to the 2017/2018 season.
Also new to the service will be “timeline markers” that allow viewers to re-watch and navigate live and on-demand events, and drill down to view specific plays, goals and saves.
NCHC.tv is set to offer more than 140 live games featuring the conference’s schools, complemented by post-game highlights, press conferences, and condensed games.
Ahead of the new season, NCHC is offering an “early bird” price of $94.95 through September 15, before rising to $109.95. Starting September 16, NCHC will also offer a School Annual Subscriptions that grant access to all available home and road games for one team in the conference for $94.95.
Additionally, NCHC will sell Conference Monthly Subscriptions for $26.95, and School Monthly Subscriptions for $19.95.
The new season is slated to start on September 30 with five exhibition games. The regular season starts Friday, Oct. 6.
Last season, NCHC.tv said it delivered more than 1,000 hours of video content, with a 35% increase in hours of live streams from the previous season. Live streams last season were up 84% from the 2015/2016 campaign, and subscriptions have increased by more than 50% from the 2014/2015 season to the 2016/2017 season, they said.