NEW YORK – The National Hockey League (NHL) and XM Satellite Radio today announced that the hockey talk radio program NHL Live will be televised live and in high definition by NHL Network in the U.S. and Canada. NHL Live becomes the first XM Radio show to be simulcast daily by a television network. NHL Network’s HD simulcast of the two-hour show debuts Monday, March 17 at Noon ET. NHL Live originates from the NHL/XM studio inside the NHL Powered By Reebok retail location in the heart of New York City and can be heard Monday through Friday on NHL Home Ice (XM 204) and NHL.com.
NHL Live is a spirited, interactive talk radio show dedicated to all things related to the NHL. Hosted by Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek, the program boasts comprehensive coverage of the NHL including interviews with top NHL players, coaches, executives and analysts. The NHL Network simulcasts of NHL Live will continue daily throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The network will televise encore presentations of the program daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.
Fans will continue to play a major role in the program. Not only are they able to visit the one-of-a-kind studio located at 47th St. and 6th Ave in Manhattan, but viewers and listeners also submit questions and comments about the latest NHL topics by calling 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. NHL Live is a production of NHL Radio. The NHL Home Ice Radio channel airs across the U.S. and Canada on XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada.
NHL Network features live NHL games, classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more. NHL Network’s flagship show, NHL On The Fly, is a must-watch for hockey fans. Airing nightly during the season, it features real-time scores, live look-ins, extended highlights, shootouts, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and news conferences. Based on distribution arrangements with all the major cable and satellite operators in the U.S. and Canada, NHL Network now is available in more than 86 million homes.