Altitude Sports & Entertainment announced today that they will broadcast the 2nd period of the Montreal Canadiens’ visit to Pepsi Center on February 13th in black and white with an “old time” coverage style. The telecast changes are in celebration of the Canadiens’ 100th season playing in the NHL and will give viewers a flashback to what it was like when hockey was first shown on TV.
“Friday night’s old time hockey coverage is a way for us to celebrate the rich history of the NHL and to remind fans of the evolution of live sports television coverage,” said Matt Hutchings, Altitude’s EVP/COO
. “We hope that fans will enjoy the special broadcast and celebrate this history with us.”
Altitude’s “old time” coverage will begin at the start of the 2nd period following an explanation from Mike Haynes and Peter McNab about the Canadiens’ 100th season and the history of the NHL on television. Style changes to the broadcast will include: the picture changing from color to black and white, a reduced number of cuts and camera angles during action, simpler graphics with player names in an old font style, simple dissolves to replays rather than animation, and Kyle Keefe reporting rinkside in old style coat and hat.
Seen in more than 2.9 million homes in a 10 state territory, Altitude is the television home of the Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Eagles, the Big Sky Conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, ESPN Syndication (including Big 12 Conference and Western Athletic Conference events), as well as other local and regional sports, entertainment and public service programming. A full list of Altitude programming and other information can be found at www.altitude.tv