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Tailing the Komets

CHL TV details

From a league release

The Central Hockey League (CHL) and NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN), an end-to-end IPTV service provider of live and on-demand entertainment and sports programming, today announced the return of CHL-TV for the 2010-2011 hockey season delivering online coverage of CHL games.

CHL-TV gives fans broad access to live and archive games, video-on-demand and CHL highlights. The modernized video console grants hockey fans an opportunity to tune into their favorite team with a simple Internet connection and watch the action anywhere at any time. New this year, CHL-TV will feature an updated look and feel, including a game status indicator, and will offer integrated team level branding and HD support.

Powered by NeuLion technology, CHL-TV provides coverage of all 18 teams in the CHL and will air nearly 600 games throughout the regular season, which begins Friday, October 15, 2010. This exclusive service is the only way fans can watch live CHL games online, where the viewing experience expands the reach of the Central Hockey League, its teams and its players to a global audience.

“We are very excited for the new season and a big part of that excitement is CHL-TV,” said Duane Lewis, CHL Commissioner. “Fans were treated in CHL-TV's first season to a quality online viewing experience and with the full integration of NeuLion's vast capabilities in this area, we are confident fans will have an even more enjoyable experience this season in following the fast-paced action of the CHL.”

Individual CHL games are currently available for viewing at $7.00 per game, or fans can purchase a variety of multi-game packages at varying prices. The CHL and NeuLion have introduced new packages and pricing for the upcoming season in order to provide fans with more options and convenience. All prices in US dollars:

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Tue, 10/12/2010 - 9:56am

Hope the quality is better then B2. Bit of a price increase, last year CHL-TV individual games were $5.95. I suppose the Frankes will get blamed for the price increase..........

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 9:58am

People seriously pay $300 to watch minor league hockey on their computers? Wow...

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 10:17am

Some of the sample (archived) programming I watched on the CHL site seemed to be of much higher quality than B2. Could actually see the puck. Could just be that the CHL arenas are better lighted than Flint/Port Huron/Muskegon, etc.

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 10:36am

The test clip looks nice but I think it's still the old system, the prices are still last years. Although several factors go into the quality if it consistantly matches the test clip (or better when the newer technology take over) I'll be very happy.

From time to time I watch the Swift Current Broncos (Canadian Juniors) on the WHL feed and it's quality seems to be just a little better then B2 was.

I started going to Komet games when there was no glass, the ice was resurfaced between periods by snow shovel and drums of hot water wheeled around, and TV 33 would sometimes broadcast the last two periods of a Sunday game.

It's truly amazing that I can now sit at a computer and watch hockey games from many leagues all over the US and Canada.

I'm curios, how good would the picture be if one used a laptop to capture the signal and connected it to an HD TV via HDMI? Would some sort of booster be required, or would the difference in screen dementions make it unpractical?

Blake Sebring
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 10:41am

As far as I know, Komets will still be using the same camera as last year.

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 11:32am

The RoofCam? Lol..

Thankfully, I don't have to watch the Komet feed.. Though now with larger arenas in the CHL I wonder if it might be the same issue.

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 1:30pm

@Steve..I have hooked my computer up to my tv to watch b2 several times and never had an issue with the picture

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 3:05pm

Thanks GM.

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 3:39pm

B2 On my 50" Samsung was decent.. the same as what I was viewing on my laptop... The issue isn't with the connection in your home, its with the lighting and camera work at the venue. The streaming on B2 was usually decent over my fios connection. Not many issues, I've heard that last years chl tv was even better quality than B2.

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 6:09pm

JM, I was going to give you a link to the test clip on the CHL TV site but it's not there any more. They've changed the site since this afternoon and have the new prices and packages posted!!

They are also now doing the WHL so I guess the Broncos game I watched last week might have been with the new system. If so then the facility will probably play a big part in the quality of the feed. The Broncos games are just a little bit better then the B2 games I watched last year.

Hit Somebody!!!
Tue, 10/12/2010 - 8:27pm

I am signed up.

I can't get the Free VOD or Free Highlights to work though...hmmmm. Hopefully not a sign of what's to come.

Where are you guys getting clips of CHLTV from.....is it the clip that was there weeks ago to test your connection with?

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 9:56am

Yes, that's the clip I was talking about Hit. Based on changes on the their WEB site they just transferred over yesterday afternoon. Things like archives and highlights might take longer to get on line and maybe not at all until there are new highlights since this is a different company and set up then what they used in the past.

Blueline Baby
Wed, 10/13/2010 - 3:44pm

OK, so can a bar owner get this and broadcast it in the bar so we can all go there and watch together? Just wondering....cause I think that would be one heck of a great idea, myself....

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 4:27pm

BLB here you go: http://yyz.neulion.com/static/hockey/chltv/public-venues/

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 4:30pm

Guess I should have added this, it's from the Terms of Service when you sign up as an individual:

"PROHIBITED USES: You agree to comply with all applicable laws with respect to your use of the Webcasts. NeuLion may investigate any violations of law and may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users in this regard. The Webcasts are provided for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not distribute, reproduce, republish, display, transmit or use any material for public or commercial purposes without the written permission of NeuLion."