NeuLion streaming helps power 2017 Canadian Hockey League playoffs
NeuLion is powering live and on-demand streaming of the Canadian Hockey League playoffs for fans throughout the world. The NeuLion Digital Platform supports all 60 CHL clubs in the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
The playoffs are underway for all three hockey leagues and fans can watch live and on-demand streaming of all the games on web, iOS and Android devices. Coverage will also be available for selected games on Rogers TV, Sportsnet, and Sportsnet NOW, which is the Sportsnet OTT service powered by NeuLion. Fans can access the streaming services for all leagues by visiting www.chl.ca/watchlive.
“NeuLion makes it possible for us to offer CHL fans live streaming access to our playoffs wherever they are,” said Paul Krotz, Director of Communications for the Canadian Hockey League. “Not only are we delivering a great experience for all our fans, but we are keeping our fans connected anytime and anywhere with both live and archived games during this year’s playoff season.”
Following the CHL playoff season is the league’s pinnacle event, the 2017 Mastercard Memorial Cup, which takes place May 18-28 in Windsor, Ontario. The prestigious national championship includes each of the three league champions from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL, along with the host Windsor Spitfires competing for CHL supremacy.
Under a multi-year partnership agreement, the NeuLion Digital Platform powers all the clubs in each of the three leagues plus their playoff competition that includes video content delivery, preparation and game management, consumer billing and secured delivery of the games to fans connected to the internet.
“We’re thrilled to power this year’s playoffs for all of the leagues,” said Charles Mellilo, NeuLion SVP of Client Services. “Our partnerships with the CHL member leagues, Rogers, and Sportsnet goes back many years. Great content from our partners and our great technology makes this year’s playoffs a must see for fans.”