The Buffalo Sabres today launched the newest edition of Sabres TV. Updated with a sleek, custom look, the latest media player features exclusive Sabres content on seven channels programmed for the team.
The media player is free and available only on sabres.com
One centerpiece of the latest media player is “The Sabres Show” channel. The new weekly half-hour magazine show produced by Sabres TV, will make its debut on October 10th at 7 p.m. on both Sabres.com and the MSG Network. The show will include exclusive features and in-depth interviews with players and coaches.
Kevin Sylvester will host the show with feature reports and player profiles filed by Maria Genero. Mike Robitaille will add his unique analysis of the game of hockey as well as spotlight interviews found only on The Sabres Show.
The program schedule of the show beyond its debut will be announced at a later date.
A Special edition of Sabres TV LIVE will make its debut Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Sylvester and Genero will co-host the show highlighting the events of “Puckdrop 2008” at HSBC Arena. The Live Event will feature the unveiling of the team's alternate jersey, a behind-the-scenes look of the process of the jersey's design, as well as exclusive interviews with Sabres players and staff.
Other channels for Sabres TV include:
LIVEWIRE - Broadcasts live events to include Sabres press conferences, a LIVE Morning Skate show on Gamedays and other special events. The channel also features live content from all 30 teams throughout the League.
GAMENIGHT – Comprised of highlights, post-game sound, features seen on broadcast that evening and mic’d up segments.
INSIDE THE SABRES – Provides player profiles, behind-the-scenes features and general practice interviews and locker room sound.
IN THE COMMUNITY- Promotes the Sabres Foundation, the Green Team and players in the community.
CLASSIC SABRES – Contains alumni features, classic games and other historical vignettes.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS – Provides footage from each game during the 2008-09 season.
The NHL also provides content for Sabres TV, including The Hockey Show. The all-access channel is produced each weekday during the season offering a fun and edgy look at the League.
Other elements in the new media player include up-to-date polls for fan interaction and a news ticker broadcasting the Sabres recent news.