New York - The National Hockey League (NHL) said Wednesday that its online
content-streaming service is now available via Internet-connected devices from Roku, Boxee and Sony's PlayStation3.
"With today's announcement, we are able to deliver NHL GameCenter Live and NHL Vault to an extensive consumer base and significantly broaden the availability of our products to our fans across the world," said Perry Cooper, NHL digital media senior VP.
owners will be able to access NHL GameCenter Live through the PlayStationNetwork to stream live out-of-market regular season and select playoff game broadcasts in high definition by downloading the NHL application on their PS3 systems.
NHL GameCenter Live also allows subscribers to watch full-length and condensed replays of the games they missed (48 hours after they air, no blackouts) with unlimited access to more than 500 classic games from NHL Vault. Also available will be stats, player profiles, standings and team schedules.
Fans who have an annual subscription to NHL GameCenter Live ($169) and a free PlayStation Network account can download the NHL application for $9.99 and access it under the video category icon on the XrossMediaBar (XMB) menu.
PlayStationPlus subscribers can download the NHL application for free.
Owners of Roku and Boxee set-top boxes are also able to receive NHL GameCenter Live for no additional cost to existing subscribers who own a Roku, use Boxee software or plan to add the upcoming Boxee Box by D-Link.
NHL GameCenter Live will launch for the iPad in the coming weeks, the league said.
boxes, which are available at suggested retails starting at a $60, now offer NHL GameCenter Live features including:
- full access to NHL GameCenter Live in high definition, including the ability to select home or away feeds;
- access to game archives from the current season (available 48 hours after original broadcast); and
- NHL Vault, with more than 500 classic games dating back to the 1960s.
Internet TV software is now available as a free download for PC/Mac and the forthcoming Boxee Box by D-Link ($199). It offers:
- streaming of NHL GameCenter Live and NHL Vault in HD;
- access to post-game highlights for all 2010-11 games;
- ability to watch any game from the 2007-08 season through today;
- the latest headlines and stories news from NHL.com;
- standings, including wins, losses, ties, points, goals and more; and
- the ability to hide scores of games to ensure the final result stays a surprise until every last minute of the game is watched.