The National Hockey League (NHL), OLN and Comcast have reached an agreement that will allow Comcast to stream games live to broadband Internet customers during the 2005-2006 NHL season over the Internet.
The move makes Comcast, which has more than 7.7 million high-speed Internet customers, one of the first Internet service providers to stream NHL games.
The agreement gives Comcast high-speed Internet customers access to up to two live games per day, or up to 300 throughout the season, through the Stanley Cup playoffs. The new service began Oct. 5 in the Sports channel on Comcast.net.
In November, Comcast.net will add new NHL content to its Sports Channel, including:
- access to archived streamed games (for 48 hours after original broadcast);
- Hockey Live video player to watch live and archived games
- Hockey Fan video player for video clips of game highlights, previews, reviews and interviews
- links to OLN television schedule and expert commentary
- links to NHL full-season schedule and merchandise
- NHL Scoreboard.
For more information, visit www.comcast.net/sports.