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NHL Launches Broadband Video Service as Playoffs Get Underway


Hockey fans rejoice! The playoffs are here, the Devils are playing the Rangers and all is good in the world of the NHL. Guess what? Things just got better. The NHL has just announced the successful launch of its new broadband video service where fans can go to get kinds of highlights, features and even exclusive programming. Dubbed NHL Network Online, the service is tied to and hockey fans will be proud that their favorite sport is paving the way for online sports media. This new solution is ad-supported and built by NeuLion, broadband broadcasting specialist. Users beware: If you have an old PC or a slow internet connection then this new service might be a bit much for your rig to handle, but BGR readers are geared up right? NHL Network Online is home to a bunch of content such as highlight reels, live coverage, hockey specials, podcasts and more that are spread across seven unique channels. No more hunting around the net and various team sites; one-stop-shop approach from top to bottom. There’s also an exclusive show, “The Hockey Show”, that features dedicated hosts and content that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s also an in for non-XM subscribers as XM content can be found alongside video simulcasts. If your IT manager starts yelling at you for sucking up all of your office bandwidth though, don’t come crying to us.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.