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NHL Looks To Score With Digital Offerings

The National Hockey League will skate into the 2016-17 regular season with an enhanced live game digital streaming offering powered through its partnership with BAMTech, the league said Wednesday.

Leading its digital charge is the league’s NHL.TV service, offering every out-of-market game to hockey fans on various streaming platforms. The $139.96 package will be available for the first time on new generation Apple Tv’s  as well as Xbox One, complimenting the package’s availability on Android and iOS devices, Chromecast, Roku and SonyPlaystation devices, said the league.

NHL.TV, which is also offering a single team package for $24.99, will also feature the opportunity for fans to view either the home or away play-by-play broadcast of most games, DVR controls to rewind an pause live action, and a mosaic feature allowing subscribers to access up to four live games at one time, said the league.

In addition, subscribers paying a yearly fee of $19.99 for the NHL App can watch two minutes of action in every regulation period live with no blackout restrictions as well as the final minutes of any out-of-market game including overtime and shootouts, said league officials.

The league also plans to stream via Twitter a live game weekly as part of a deal with with the social media company announced this past summer.