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The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced it has renewed deals with U.S. cable and satellite distributors DirecTV, DISH Network®, and iN DEMAND Networks to distribute NHL Center Ice, the League’s out-of-market subscription package. iN DEMAND Networks, which is owned by Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner, makes NHL Center Ice available to its cable affiliates throughout the United States.

Throughout the regular season, NHL Center Ice provides fans the opportunity to watch up to 1,000 NHL live games, many of which will be offered in High-Definition. Select games from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (all games subject to local blackout) also will be available.

Fans in the United States will get a special glimpse of NHL Center Ice through a free preview which is available now through Oct. 9.

To purchase NHL Center Ice, contact your participating local cable or satellite provider or log on to NHL.com for more information. If ordered by Oct. 9, an “early bird” rate applies, saving fans $20. Pricing may vary by distributor.

“Every night can be a hockey night with up to 40 games available per week through NHL Center Ice,” said Jody Shapiro, Group Vice President, Television & Media Ventures, NHL. “We are thrilled to renew our distribution deals with DirecTV, DISH Network, and iN DEMAND Networks to best serve our fans.”

DirecTV and iN DEMAND Networks has offered NHL Center Ice since 1999, and the DISH Network has offered it since 2002.

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