The Philadelphia Flyers are offering fans player access on and off the ice this season, available at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, through a new online video portal, including exclusive Flyers-related video features and content. Flyers TV, is a free and innovative way to engage fans through easily accessible video content that cannot be found anywhere else on the Web. As the premier video destination for Flyers fans, new content and online programs will be updated frequently.
To see the first edition of FlyersBuzz TV, click here!
“We are very pleased to offer our fans this new and engaging online experience to keep them in touch with the players and action throughout the season,” said Flyers Senior Vice President of Business Operations Shawn Tilger. “Our fans are tech-savvy and want to be connected with the team. Flyers TV will allow them to access extensive Flyers coverage anytime, anywhere.”
Flyers TV features behind-the-scenes footage, game highlights, player interviews, team practices, and off-ice interests. Fans will get a unique opportunity to view the lives of the players. Upcoming segments will include tours of players’ houses, an intimate look at a day in the life of a player, team building exercises at Whistler Mountain, pre-game rituals, and much more.
Making its debut on Flyers TV is FlyersBuzz, an online program produced by “anonymous hockey blogger” Eklund, who is well-known to the online hockey fan community and a blogger for HockeyBuzz.com. Eklund’s FlyersBuzz will feature special commentary and player interviews by Flyers beat writers and media experts. The pilot episode of FlyersBuzz features special guests Tim Panaccio (Inquirer), Anthony SanFilippo (Delco Times) and Keith Jones (Flyers Broadcaster/WIP).
“I am very excited to be teaming up with the Flyers for this innovative project. FlyersBuzz will bring the fans inside the Flyers scene and get them close to the players than ever before," said Eklund. "In part of the first episode, I drive Danny Briere
around the city in my car and discuss his life and family away from the rink, as well as his excitement about being a Flyer. I am constantly amazed by how great players can be such great people. Showing the everyday fan this side is what makes this show what it is all about.”
As a league initiative, Flyers games will be broadcast live on NHL Center Ice Online, for fans outside of the Philadelphia market, which can be accessed by going to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, clicking on Flyers TV and then the NHL Center Ice tab. Flyers fans purchasing the package can watch up to four games at a time, including out-of-market games, with live stats and fantasy updates.