NHL Network Selects Comcast Media Center For Network Origination and Transmission Services
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
Denver, Colo, November 10, 2011 –Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC) is now providing channel origination and transmission services for the 24-hour NHL Network, the two organizations announced today.
NHL Network’s new facility at the CMC uses the latest technology to support the network’s HD and SD (standard definition) broadcasts, including multiple live events. Designed to deliver programming in the highest quality video, the new control room also features advanced graphics and live ticker capabilities.
"Through its affiliation with national and regional sports television networks, CMC already plays a major role in coordinating the delivery of NHL games from their local venues to TV homes across the US and Canada,” said Peter Del Giacco, NHL chief technology officer,. "CMC shares our commitment to a quality viewing experience and we are confident they will provide an excellent television experience to our viewers.”
"We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our relationship with the NHL to include origination and transmission services for its flagship TV network,” said Richard Buchanan, Vice President and General Manager, Content Services for Comcast Media Center. "As one of the country’s most seasoned and largest sports content operations facilities, we have the right people and technology to meet the NHL’s expectations for quality and reliability.”
For nearly 20 years, the CMC has been an industry-leading provider of content services across multiple platforms for customers worldwide. Live sports are one of the CMC’s specialties. The CMC currently originates more than 20,000 HD, SD, and 3D live and recorded events a year for its industry customers, including out-of-market pay-per-view sports packages, and recently managed more than 100 events in a single 24-hour period. Its live event capabilities include live commercial insertion, client graphic creation and manipulation, branding, facilitation between remote sites, one-on-one coverage and monitoring, and time-delayed and/or immediate replay of live media.
About NHL Network
As the definitive hockey destination, NHL Network offers viewers a 24-hour all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games featuring stars such as Alexander Ovechkin, Steven Stamkos and Tim Thomas. The network’s daily signature shows – NHL On The Fly and NHL Live – offers fans look-ins to NHL games, including goals, shootouts, extended highlights, stellar saves, features, interviews, pre- and post-game reports, team press conferences, expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players, plus special event coverage from the NHL Winter Classic, NHL All-Star Game, NHL® Stanley Cup™ Final and NHL Entry Draft. Additional NHL Network programming includes international and amateur hockey, player profiles, interview shows and youth-oriented programs. NHL Network is available in the United States and Canada by contacting digital cable or satellite providers. For more information on NHL Network, log on to nhlnetwork.com.
About Comcast Media Center
Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC), a subsidiary of Comcast Cable, provides centralized content management and distribution solutions for cable systems, video content providers and advertisers. More information about the CMC is available at www.comcastmediacenter.com.