FASTHockey and INSINC Partner to Delivery Live PPV to 74 Junior Hockey Teams
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Burnaby, BC and Boston, MA – FASTHockey.com and Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. (INSINC) today announced a broadcast partnership to deliver live and archived Internet pay-per-view (PPV) broadband video services to 74 junior hockey teams in four leagues. FASTHockey and INSINC will webcast all regular season, tournament, and playoff games under a long-term exclusive agreement.
Deployment of webcasting equipment into over 50 venues is already underway. Broadband Internet games will soon be online for forty-one teams in the Atlantic Metropolitan League (comprised of the Atlantic Junior League and Metropolitan Junior Hockey League); nineteen teams in the Empire Junior Hockey League; and fourteen teams in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.
INSINC, a pioneer in the delivery of streaming media, is excited to be partnering with FASTHockey. “Top level Junior hockey content has a strong fan base and is increasingly in high demand from Internet-savvy fans. Parents, and coaches also greatly appreciate this kind of service. The FASTHockey platform includes a comprehensive suite of services for fans, players and coaches – the next logical extension was to incorporate live game coverage,” commented INSINC President, Hugh Dobbie.
“We are happy to be incorporating live PPV into our platform. In the first season alone we expect to cover over 1,800 live games – all of which will be archived and organized for easy highlight access. This service allows us to deliver all of the games, either live or archived, to our loyal fans, parents and family members, media and coaches on a worldwide basis,” states Marc Ruskin, CEO of FASTHockey, “We are excited to launch the next release of our video platform that allows users to watch up to four events at once, integrates game related content like rosters and player biographical information, and utilizes leading edge Microsoft Silverlight technology.”
Webcasts for all teams will be made available from the FASTHockey website located at http://www.fasthockey.com. FASTHockey will also be providing its member leagues with professionally produced “Games of the Week”, studio shows, and highlight packages.
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 sports 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, and TEAM 1040. INSINC also provides Internet video solutions to leading clients in business, media, entertainment and government. The website is at http://www.insinc.com.
FASTHockey.com is the premier online network for ice hockey players, coaches and fans to organize their hockey lives while developing personal connections rooted in shared hockey interests. FASTHockey.com provides the online platform so that athletes and coaches can create player and team profiles, upload videos and photos, track and view statistics, check out opponents before games, and discover the best ice hockey players in the world. Today our content includes: team details, rosters, schedules, league standings, scores, news, exclusive articles, blogs, college commitments, team rankings, , live and archived video streams, professionally produced video content, user uploaded photos & videos, and research tools.
For further information, please contact:
Hugh Dobbie, President Marc Ruskin, President
INSINC FASTHockey, Inc.
Phone: (604) 664-7727 x308 Phone : (800) 377- 5572