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NHL, Disney Streaming Services introduce new digital experience for fans

Redesigned homepage, GameCenter experience provide more content, data

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - The 2019-20 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season is now underway, and with it, a brand-new redesigned homepage on the league's official website, NHL.com, and a reimagined Gamecenter experience in the flagship NHL® App; giving fans more information and data before, during, and after a game. Both the website and the app are operated by Disney Streaming Services in partnership with the NHL.

"Our mission is to provide new and innovative ways to immerse fans in the sport of hockey, and this season we are excited to introduce a newly redesigned homepage and an all new Gamecenter experience to serve fans the type of content they want in more robust ways," said Barry Tishgart, SVP and General Manager, Hockey, Disney Streaming Services. "We have a few more features up our sleeve, releasing later this season, that will 'change the game' with how fans consume live games."

"The NHL's partnership with Disney Streaming Services continues to deliver new and innovative digital experiences that our fans value," said Steve McArdle, NHL Executive Vice President of Digital Media & Strategic Planning. "We are excited for fans to enjoy this season's expanded lineup of content and experiences across our digital platforms."

New NHL digital experiences and features rolling out this season include:

Redesigned NHL.com Homepage: The new NHL.com homepage has been redesigned from the ground up, making it easier to follow games, scores, standings and teams. Future iterations of the homepage will include personalization.

Redesigned Gamecenter experience: The Gamecenter feature in the NHL® App now offers brand new pre-game, live, and post-game views that show more data, highlights, and information than ever before.

Coming soon: Interactive data visualizations that will create all new experiences for fans following live games. The new feature is expected to launch later this season.

Additionally, NHL.TV™, the official streaming service for the League, is back for the 2019-20 season, offering hockey fans a variety of subscription packages to choose from to watch out-of-market games live or on-demand. Fans can access and subscribe to the service through the flagship NHL App, official website, or on all major devices and platforms, including iOS, tvOS, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV and tablets, and Google's Chromecast. Fans also have the ability to select customized game announcers to access the play-by-play they want to hear, watch multiple games from around the League at the same time, and pause and rewind live games to not miss a minute of the action.

For more information on NHL's subscription service, visit: NHL.TV.

 

About Disney Streaming Services

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; the upcoming Disney+ service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. In addition to first-party apps, Disney Streaming operates the flagship NHL App and out-of-market package, NHL.TV, in partnership with the National Hockey League. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

 

About the NHL

The National Hockey League (NHL®), founded in 1917, consists of 31 Member Clubs and proudly welcomes its 32nd franchise, based in Seattle, for the 2021-22 season. Each team roster reflects the League's international makeup with players from more than 20 countries represented, all vying for the most cherished and historic trophy in professional sports - the Stanley Cup®. Gary Bettman has served the NHL as Commissioner since February 1, 1993 and has guided the world's top professional hockey league to more than $5 billion in annual revenues and partnerships with more than 40 blue chip corporate sponsors. Every year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million fans in-arena and through its partners on national television and radio; more than 151 million followers - league, team and player accounts combined - across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube; and more than 100 million fans online at NHL.com. The League broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through its rightsholders including NBC/NBCSN and the NHL Network™ in the U.S., Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, Viasat in the Nordic Region, Yandex in Russia and CCTV and Tencent in China. The NHL reaches fans worldwide with games available online in every country including via its live and on-demand streaming service NHL.TV™. Having entered the esports world in 2018, the League hosts the NHL Gaming World Championship™ annually, drawing record digital streaming audiences during the 2019 campaign. Fans are engaged across the League's digital assets on mobile devices via the free NHL® App; across nine social media platforms; on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™; and on NHL.com, available in eight languages and featuring unprecedented access to player and team statistics as well as every regular-season and playoff game box score dating back to the League's inception, powered by SAP. The NHL is committed to building healthy and vibrant communities through the sport of hockey by increasing youth participation and engagement; fostering positive family experiences; promoting inclusion, positive culture and leadership; and supporting sustainable community impact.

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