MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens and FANS Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have finalized a long-term agreement for the implementation of a new mobile entertainment platform available for Montreal Canadiens home games. With this agreement, the Bell Centre will be equipped with the most advanced mobile platform in the industry, bringing together a set of features to improve the fan experience, all accessible within the Montreal Canadiens application under the “At the Bell Center” tab.
Spectators will have, among many features, access to exclusive content, including the ability to watch game highlights, order food and merchandise from the comfort of their seat, and in addition to accessing interactive games, fans will be able to interact with friends and even locate them at the Bell Centre, all through social media integration.
The addition of this mobile platform is part of an ongoing objective to make the Bell Centre a leader in entertainment experience. In collaboration with its partners, the Bell Centre will incorporate multiple advanced technologies, including public Wi-Fi in the coming months.
"We are very proud to partner with FANS Entertainment to offer cutting edge technology to Montreal Canadiens fans visiting the Bell Centre. The Montreal Canadiens constantly look to innovate in order to offer our fans the ultimate experience while at the Bell Centre. In the coming months, we will continue on this path and launch various initiatives to make the Montreal Canadiens a world leader in fan experience. After having observed best practices in the industry, FANS Entertainment clearly offers the most advanced mobile solution. They distinguish themselves with an integrated platform, custom-tailored for our needs, with significant possibilities for the years to come," says Kevin Gilmore, Chief Operating Officer, Montreal Canadiens.
"It is an honour for us to be associated with a prestigious organization like the Montreal Canadiens. The Bell Centre is an internationally recognized venue, and is a great springboard for our international expansion. Above all, we are very proud to offer Montreal Canadiens fans the most advanced technology in mobile game experience," said Benoit Fredette, president and founder of FANS Entertainment.
Fans will be able to use "At the Bell Centre" features beginning at the Montreal Canadiens home opening game on October 16 for iOS users, with the Android version to be launched in November. As a result, over 875,000 fans each year will have access to the mobile platform while visiting the Bell Centre for Montreal Canadiens games.
About FANS Entertainment
Founded in 2011, FANS Entertainment is a Montreal-based firm specializing in mobile technology development for venues, arenas and stadiums to enhance the fan experience during events. The company also offers consulting services to sports teams, artists, promoters and festivals around the world to help them develop their fan engagement strategy.