NHL to add $1.5M to game streaming deal
NHL today announced a $1 million deal with MLB Games Today for the digital distribution of the 2017-18 regular season and playoffs.
The deal with the company was first reported by Forbes.
“MLB games today is a great example of the power of social media and our partnership with the game provider is an exciting step in our evolution as a company,” said Mike Harrington, President, Business Development and Marketing, NHL.
“MLB Games Today is a leader in the esports space and is uniquely positioned to provide fans with access to top-notch live, on-demand video and analytics from all their favorite NHL, NBA, and NHLPA players and teams.”
MLB’s commitment to live and on-screen video and analysis comes as the company expands its digital presence to other sports.
The partnership with MLB will see NHL fans stream games from the NHLPA’s digital platforms including MLB.TV, ESPN, and the NHL App.
In addition to live games, MLB will also stream games through MLB Mobile, MLB.com, and MLB.tv mobile.
MLBSeriesToday.com and MLB Mobile are owned by MLB and will offer live, off-line streaming of the games for subscribers and fans, and on demand viewing of the live stream of the game through the MLB app.
Live streaming through MLB apps will be available for fans to stream on iOS, Android, Roku, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3 devices, and mobile devices through the NHL Mobile app.
The partnership also includes the ability for fans and other fans to interact with other fans through the League’s social media channels and to share the highlights of their favorite games through the #MLBSignals hashtag.
On Tuesday, the League and MLB announced the launch of the first-ever MLB Game Night experience that includes the new, interactive Fan Zone, featuring live audio and video coverage of every game, including the 2017 World Series.
The experience also includes exclusive on-ice video and in-game footage.
A full list of all the games available to fans via the Fan Zone and the new Fan Zone video experience is below.
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