Mastercard Memorial Cup streamed to the web
Monday, May 14, 2007
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. (INSINC) today announced plans to broadcast the entire 2007 MasterCard Memorial Cup via the Internet live on a pay-per-view (PPV) broadband basis.
Fans that are not able to watch the television broadcast on RSN or RDS will be able to watch the Championship through this unique partnership.
Feeds will be supplied courtesy of RSN & RDS making games available with both English & French commentary. French commentary will be unavailable for the May 21st & 23rd broadcasts.
All games will be available live on a PPV basis for $6.95 and fans will also have the ability to watch archived games for $3.95.
This program gives fans, as well as the family and friends of players the opportunity to watch the event no matter where they are in the world.
About the Canadian Hockey League
The Canadian Hockey League is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in 10 Canadian provinces and five American states. The CHL is made up of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Last season, more than eight million fans attended CHL games in the regular season, playoffs and the MasterCard Memorial Cup national championship. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League than any other league. More than 350 graduates attend Canadian Universities on scholarships from CHL teams.
INSINC was formed to take advantage of opportunities created by the emergence of real-time streaming and Internet based communication technologies. The company is focused on hosting and delivery of Internet protocol applications and infrastructure support, providing networking capabilities; software tools; production facilities and human resources to deliver first class IP-based communication solutions to corporate and entertainment clients such as: Canadian Press, CTV Newsnet, George Weston Ltd., CHUM, British Columbia Ministry of Education, Optimal Robotics, Canadian Idol, Scotia Capital, Loblaw Companies Ltd., the British Columbia Government Legislative Assembly (Hansard), Woodbine Entertainment Group, Saskatchewan Legislature, City of Vancouver, and Altamira. The website is at http://www.insinc.com.