Hockey fans streamed 1.9 million minutes of hockey on Opening Night
Fans turned to mobiles and tablets to stream ice level views of the game – New ref cam the most popular
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The puck officially dropped last night and 55,000 fans live streamed their favourite team online using Rogers™ NHL GameCentre LIVE™. Want to know where they caught the action? Seventy five per cent watched the games online at home while another 25 per cent caught it on the go using their mobiles and tablets. On average hockey fans streamed 51 minutes of action packed play.
Missed P.K. Subbans awesome goal? Fans streamed over 80,000 minutes of on demand video and replays from multiple angles with MyReplay.
Were off to a good start. The app is still in beta mode, and there are some gremlins to sort out but we got some great feedback from the fans. At one stage there were more people watching the game on mobiles in Toronto than all of the USA. Our 700 spectrum was put to good use managing a heavy traffic load in the cities of Toronto and Calgary where the action was happening, said Guy Laurence, President and CEO, Rogers Communications.
Launched this week, Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™ is an awesome online destination that offers fans across Canada 50 per cent more hockey games this season. Customers that stream games on Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™ have the best seats in the country with exclusive access to GamePlus camera features. Customers can pull up unique camera angles from the ref’s helmet,
behind the players’ bench, along the ice at 200 level and over the net for an incredible second screen viewing experience on tablets and mobiles.
Visit rogers.com/nhl to access Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™ and GamePlus.
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