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NHL chooses Sportradar to power new NHL.TV

Sports Radar AG

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To coincide with the start of the 2022-23 National Hockey League (NHL) season, Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD) and the NHL have announced that they will be partnering with certain countries outside the United States and Canada in the league. A direct-to-consumer international OTT subscription service available to local hockey fans, offering an engaging, fan-friendly viewing experience of live and on-demand NHL games.

Sportradar provides an award-winning OTT solution to help the NHL manage NHL.TV’s end-to-end workflow. This also includes OTT backend, all his OTT frontend applications (including web and mobile applications) and UX/UI design. As a 3rd party integration on the platform. The all-new NHL.TV is available in over 120 countries and territories around the world.

In addition to live game streams, NHL.TV will offer fans team-specific personalization features such as on-demand videos and additional highlights. NHL.TV is available for connected TV applications such as Android and Fire TV, and will also be deployed on the Foxxum operating system.

“Today’s sports fans expect a highly personalized viewing experience tailored to their unique interests. We have the ability to meet and exceed audience demands by utilizing a data-driven, end-to-end OTT solution that enables us to meet and exceed the demands of our audiences.” Sportradar Commercial Officer, “We are working closely with the NHL to develop the We look forward to delivering innovative products that deepen fan engagement.”

said Stephen McArdle, Senior Executive Vice President, Digital Media & Strategic Planning, NHL. “Sportradar’s revamp of NHL.TV for select international markets will allow us to offer fans around the world a more personalized and enhanced gaming experience. We are excited to offer international direct for our consumer-facing platform.”

Under a landmark 10-year global deal announced in June 2021, Sportradar will become the Official Betting Data Rights, Official Betting Streaming Rights and Official Media Data Rights Partner of the NHL, providing access to media, technology and sports betting around the world. We distribute official league data and statistics to businesses. This includes real-time data from the NHL EDGE, league puck and player tracking technology, and live streams of NHL games via betting operators’ digital betting platforms available in legalized markets. Additionally, as the NHL’s Official Integrity Partner, Sportradar actively helps protect the integrity of the NHL’s competition by monitoring global gaming activity and trends around the world.

For more information on Sportradar’s OTT solutions, please visit https://sportradar.us/sports-media/ott/.

About sports radar

Sportradar is the world’s leading sports technology company, providing immersive experiences for sports fans and bettors. Founded in 2001, the company is well positioned at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help them grow their businesses. doing. Sportradar has over 3,500 full-time employees in 20 countries around the world. Superior Service, Quality and Trust are what makes Sportradar a trusted partner to over 1,700 customers in over 120 countries and an official partner of the NBA, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, UEFA, FIFA, ICC and ITF. Our commitment to sex. Sportradar covers over 890,000 events per year across 92 sports. With deep industry ties, Sportradar does more than redefine the experience for sports fans. We also protect sport through our integrity services around the world. www.sportradar.com

About the NHL
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is made up of 32 member clubs. Each team roster reflects the league’s international make-up, with players representing more than 20 countries, all competing for the most important and historic trophy in professional sports: the Stanley Cup®. Each year, the NHL entertains more than 670 million of his fans in arenas and on national television and radio through partners. Over 191 million followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube (combined league, team and player accounts). He has over 100 million fans on NHL.com. The league broadcasts games in more than 160 countries and territories through rights holders such as ESPN, Turner Sports and NHL NetworkMC in the US. Canada’s Sportsnet and TVA Sports. Viaplay in the Nordic region. China’s CCTV and Tencent. And reach fans around the world with games that can be streamed in every country. Fans are engaged with the league’s entire digital estate on mobile devices via his free NHL® app. On 9 social media platforms. On SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™. Available in eight languages ​​on NHL.com and powered by SAP, every regular since the league’s inception His season and playoff games Unprecedented access to player and team stats, as well as his box scores is characterized by NHL Original Productions and NHL Studios produce engaging original programming featuring unprecedented access to players, coaches, league and team staff for distribution across the NHL’s social and digital platforms. increase.

The NHL uses the sport of hockey to create a healthy, vibrant community that celebrates fans of all races, colors, religions, national origins, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic status. I am working on building. The NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone™ initiative reinforces the sport’s official policy of inclusion on the ice, in his locker room, in the boardroom and in the stands. The NHL grows the game by expanding opportunity and access to play hockey for people of all backgrounds and abilities, fostering a more inclusive environment and increasing participant diversity. To date, the NHL has invested over $100 million in youth hockey and grassroots programs, and has pledged to invest another $5 million in diversity and inclusion programs over the next year.

Source: Sportradar Group AG

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