Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/04/05 at 03:53 PM ET
Comcast, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, joins the NHL and OLN to make hockey history as the first Internet provider to stream live NHL games over the Internet. Comcast's more than 7.7 million High-Speed Internet customers will be the first and only broadband users to experience hockey action live on their PCs, during the 2005-2006 season. This exclusive agreement gives Comcast High-Speed Internet customers access to up to two live games daily, for a total of up to 300 throughout the season, up through the Stanley Cup playoffs. Beginning October 5, users can view the live NHL games in the Sports channel on Comcast.net. Comcast.net will begin adding new NHL content to its Sports Channel next month: -- Access to archive of streamed games (for 48 hours after original broadcast) -- Hockey Live Video Player - player used to watch live and archived games -- Hockey Fan(TM) video player - video clips of game highlights, previews, reviews, and interviews that are easy to watch, search for, and organize -- Links to OLN television schedule and expert commentary -- Links to NHL full-season schedule and merchandise -- NHL Scoreboard Content will be updated throughout the season, with future enhancements planned. These include: scoreboards, standings, league leaders, a fantasy hockey league, and additional community features.
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