The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which completed its inaugural season in 2013-14, has partnered with NeuLion,Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, to create NCHC.tv, the first fully integrated digital network offered by a single-sport NCAA conference.
First available to subscribers for the 2014-15 season, NCHC.tv is a nine-channel network that includes an easy-to-navigate interface with a conference-wide network schedule and new interactive touch points to showcase the expanded content offerings available on computer, mobile and tablet devices all without the use of an app.
Powered by the NeuLion College Platform, the network features live and on-demand content from all eight member institutions, as well as the NCHC itself and its postseason tournament. Among the premium live content will be over 100 games featuring all eight schools, allowing fans to watch their team at home and on the road. On-demand content will be available for free from all eight members, including highlights and press conferences, while conference features and other institutional programming will also be included.
Subscription options include a conference annual pass, which gives fans access to every live game on the network at the best per-game value, and a school-specific annual pass. Other packages offered include a conference or school one-month pass and a school single-event pass.
ABOUT THE NCHC
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference was formed by like-minded institutions under the principles of an overall institutional commitment to Division I hockey, a high level of competitiveness, national exposure, and a strong history and tradition within the hockey program.
The NCHC was officially founded on July 13, 2011 at the historic Penrose House in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the office’s headquarters are located. The six founding members are Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska Omaha and University of North Dakota. On Sept. 22, 2011, St. Cloud State University and Western Michigan University joined the NCHC to complete the eight-team conference, which held its first season of competition in 2013-14.
The NCHC holds its annual tournament championship, the NCHC Frozen Faceoff, each March at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The University of Denver captured the inaugural NCHC Tournament title while St. Cloud State University won the first regular-season championship.
NCHC programs have combined to win 17 NCAA national championships, make 51 Frozen Four appearances and produce 12 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winners.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference facilitates and fosters competitive, academic and operational excellence for its member institutions through the sport of ice hockey. The Conference supports a culture of professionalism and integrity, reflecting its commitment to grow the sport of ice hockey while creating a positive experience for the student-athletes and fans it serves.