The Philadelphia Flyers are excited to provide fans with an innovative way to catch the team's on-ice action. The Flyers will air their preseason game vs. the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm live on the internet since the game is not televised. This broadcast, brought to fans by B2-Networks, marks the first time in National Hockey League history that a game can be viewed exclusively via broadband. Fans can tune in to this free one-of-a-kind broadcast on www.philadelphiaflyers.com.
This unique medium, which combines the Flyers' in-house TV feed with audio from play-by-play announcer Tim Saunders and color analyst Brian Propp, can only be accessed by fans living in the local Philadelphia television market, due to NHL broadcast regulations.
A high-speed internet connection and Windows Media Player 9 or higher is needed to view broadcast.
"We are always looking to be ahead of the curve and take advantage of what technology has to offer," said Flyers Vice President of Marketing and Communications Shawn Tilger. "Web casting this game will allow fans to view Flyers games in a whole new light and give them access to a game that is not televised."
This NHL broadcast is another breakthrough event in the history of the revolutionary broadband company, B2-Networks. During the past 12 months, B2 has broadcast more than 3,000 hockey games from all levels of hockey, including the championships from four different leagues. In May, the network broadcast the National Lacrosse League championship to fans on four continents and just last week minor league baseball's Texas League (AA) and Pacific Coast League (AAA) champions were crowned on B2.
"I have been a Flyers fan ever since the days of the 'Broad Street Bullies,' and have the highest respect for the organization and the people working at the Wachovia Center" said Greg P. Bell, B2 Networks Owner and CEO. "After all the years of hard work to develop our technology, it is with great satisfaction that we will be bringing Flyers hockey to the great Philadelphia fans through B2 Networks."
The 2006-07 season will mark the second consecutive year that all Philadelphia Phantoms games will be carried live on the B2 Networks, giving Flyers fans the chance to view the future of the franchise from their own computers. The Phantoms began broadcasting their games on B2 last season through a partnership with the American Hockey League.