Broomfield, Colorado – January 23, 2008 – Appealing to thousands of hockey fans across the globe, the Central Hockey League (CHL), in conjunction with Network Foundation Technologies (NFT), presented a live, FREE-for-View broadcast of the 2008 CHL All-Star Game Wednesday, January 16 on the CHL Network. The Internet broadcast viewing audience increased the total viewing audience by almost 50 percent over the arena attendance. Viewers tuned in online from 36 states in the U.S., and 10 other countries, including a significant portion from Canada, the original home to many of the CHL players.
The All-Star game was carried exclusively by the CHL Network, and was broadcast from the Broomfield Event Center, home of this year’s host, the Rocky Mountain Rage. Fans enjoyed an exciting and high scoring match, which was still anyone’s game half way through the final period. The Southern Conference finally pulled away, winning by a final score of 11-6.
“The response to the CHL Network has been amazing,” said Bob Hoffman, director of communications for the CHL. “Making the All-Star game available for free to our fans is a huge step for the CHL, and we look forward to showing the playoffs and championship match later this year.”
Play-by-play and analysis was provided by Tori Holt of the Colorado Eagles and Robby Incmikoski of the Arizona Sundogs. The All-Star broadcast featured many exclusive CHL Network interviews and segments, before, during and after the game, including live interviews at intermission with Duane Lewis and Bob Hoffman, Vice President and Director of Communications for the CHL respectively, and with Michael Chin, Vice President of NFT.
The CHL Network is the online broadcasting service, provided jointly by the CHL and NFT. CHL games are available for viewing, every night of the season, using the CHL Network Online Player, all at no cost to the end user. For more information, and to download the player, visit centralhockeyleague.com.
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