WHL and INSINC Extend WHL WEB TV Partnership

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Calgary, AB and Burnaby, BC  – Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. (INSINC) today announced plans to continue to build upon their WHL WEB TV broadcast partnership.   INSINC will webcast all WHL regular season and playoff games through completion of the 2010-11 season.  The WHL WEB TV games will be made available via the Internet live on a pay-per-view (PPV) broadband basis at http://livestream.whl.ca/ 

The WHL regular season games will be available on a PPV basis for $6.95 per game or fans can purchase a monthly pass for $37.95 for all Live games.   WHL fans also have the opportunity to purchase a Live and On-demand package of $59.95 per month or $299.95 for the entire season.   Archive games will be $3.95.   A season ticket package is also available for fans to catch all their WHL Clubs Live road games at only 89.95 a season.  Special scouting packages are also available.   Under the arrangements of the deal, INSINC will assist the WHL promoting the games through local market newspaper advertising.

INSINC, a pioneer in the delivery of streaming media, is delighted to extend their partnership with the WHL.  “Top level Major Junior hockey content  – especially WHL content – is increasingly in high demand.  Parents, fans, and scouts all greatly appreciate this kind of service.  We’ve learned a lot through our relationship with the WHL – the fans have provided us tremendous feedback.   We are looking forward to developing some exciting enhancements that will enable the games to truly be interactive,” states INSINC President, Hugh Dobbie.

“We are happy to be in a position through our partnership with INSINC, to continue to broadcast all WHL games live on the internet. This service allows us to deliver every WHL game to our loyal fans, parents and family members, media and scouts on a worldwide basis,” commented Ron Robison, WHL Commissioner.
This program gives WHL fans, as well as the family and friends of our players the opportunity to watch all of WHL games live, or via archive, over any broadband Internet connection in the world.  It also provides the opportunity to access games for pre-scouting purposes and as a development tool for our players and officials.

Webcasts for all teams will be made available from the WHL website located at http://www.whl.ca or on the WHL Club’s website.

INSINC offers an enabling platform, with proprietary software tools for broadcasting video over the Internet. INSINC is the market leader in online video delivery in Canada and is known for innovation and for the ability to deliver solutions that fully meet the needs of its customers.   INSINC’s clients include: World Junior Hockey Championship, Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League, TVG Networks, British Columbia Hockey League, TSN, Hockey Canada, Canadian Soccer Association, Canadian Football League (CFL), Rogers Sportsnet, GOLTV, TEAM 1040, CTV, Business News Network (BNN), CHUM, Banff Television Festival, The BEAT-FM, Get Connected, Black Press, The Canadian Press, Orato, BC Ministry of Education, Bank of Montreal, BCE Leadership Council, Canadian Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, BC Legislature, Ontario Legislature, City of Vancouver and Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.  The website is at http://www.insinc.com.

About the Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League continues to be regarded as one of the finest development Leagues in the world today.  Recognized world-wide as a leader in player development for junior age prospects, the WHL allows players the opportunity to reach their full potential.  The WHL has been the leading supplier of player talent at many levels, more WHL players are selected each year in the NHL Entry Draft than any other League in the world, currently 20% of all players in the NHL are WHL graduates.  Each year the WHL is one of the leading suppliers of players to Canada’s National Junior Team, over the past 10 years WHL players have made up 40% of Canada’s World Junior roster.  The WHL awards more post-secondary scholarships each year than any other League in North America, every year over 400 WHL current and graduate players are recipients of the WHL Scholarship.

For further information, please contact:

Hugh Dobbie,  President                                                  Cory Flett,  Director, Communications          

INSINC                                                                                  WHL

Phone:   (604) 664-7727 x308                                          Phone : (403) 693-3031

E-mail:   [email protected]                                  E-mail:   [email protected]       

Web :      www.insinc.com                                                  Web :      www.whl.ca