NAHL, NAPHL announce partnership with FASTHockey
The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that FASTHockey (FASTHockey.com) has been named the Official Internet Broadcast Provider of the NAHL and the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL).
As part of the agreement, FASTHockey will stream live every NAHL regular-season and playoff game, the Robertson Cup Championship Tournament, as well as the Sherbrook/NAHL Showcase Tournament and both Sherbrook/NAHL Top Prospects Tournaments.
FASTHockey will also stream live all five NAPHL regular-season events, as well as the Championship Tournament Series and Top Prospects Tournament. In addition, FASTHockey will stream every game of next month’s NAHL Future Prospects Tournament.
“FASTHockey’s track record of innovation and vision when it comes to Internet broadcasting is second to none,” said NAHL commissioner Mark Frankenfeld. “As both the NAHL and NAPHL continue to flourish and technology continues to evolve, we’re committed to showcasing all of our student-athletes to fans, families and scouts around the world in a professional, user-friendly environment and FASTHockey’s presence helps us achieve that goal.”
“We’re excited the North American Hockey League and the North American Prospects Hockey League chose FASTHockey to provide the platform, production and promotion of all regular-season, postseason and showcase events to an audience that spans the globe,” said FASTHockey president Marc Ruskin. “We’re looking forward to serving both NAHL and NAPHL fans, families and scouts with incredible content live, on-demand, on DVD and on USB flash drives.”
Fans of the NAHL and NAPHL can access all games through either the newly launched NAHL Web TV platform, http://nahl.FASTHockey.com, or through the FASTHockey portal, http://www.FASTHockey.com.
“Our expertise goes far beyond technology,” Ruskin added. “Our partners choose us for our unique abilities in audience development; we know how to quench the thirst our users have for live hockey content.”
Live streaming media is available for all of FASTHockey’s games and is done using advanced Adobe Flash technologies. Certain events are available free for view. Most are pay-per-view using FASTHockey’s unique token-based system. Users can buy one or more Game Credits earning discounts for purchasing them in bulk. The Game Credits never expire and can be shared using our Gift-A-Token program. Remember, Game Credits never expire and can be used across all of the content on the platform.
If you are unable to watch a game live, they are available on-demand through FASTHockey’s archival system. Typically, archives are available shortly after game time. However, in certain circumstances, they may not be available that quickly. In very rare circumstances, archives will not become available at all.
FASTHockey.com archives require one Game Credit and are available for view as many times as a visitor likes for up to 48 hours.
About TOKEN SYSTEM:
FASTHockey.com utilizes a unique game credit system that offers discounts to users who purchase multiple tokens at once. The cost for individual games and on-demand content will be no more than $6.99 and can be as low as $4.99, depending on the number of tokens purchased. Tokens can be used across any of the FASTHockey portals and never expire.
FASTHockey.com is the premier online destination for ice hockey fanatics from around the world. Visitors can choose from an incredible array of games from national governing bodies, conferences, leagues, teams, tournaments and other events.
Hockey fans can watch the games when and how they want as FASTHockey.com offers multiple options for visitors’ enjoyment. From live streaming media to archives on-demand, visitors can enjoy games from anywhere in the world. In some cases, users can own the content either on a USB stick, which is mastered in Web quality, or on high-quality DVDs, which are burned on site.
FASTHockey was founded in 2005 and has grown ever since adding thousands of games each year for fans thirsty for incredible amateur hockey content. FASTHockey is partnered with national governing bodies, including USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The company serves several NCAA college athletic conferences, a majority of junior hockey leagues in the USA, a growing array of junior hockey teams in Canada, prep schools and youth hockey teams. FASTHockey provides professional production services for over 2,000 showcases and tournament games, including the World Junior Championship, World Under-17 Challenge, World Under-18 Championship, and national tournaments for the ACHA, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey.
About the NAHL:
Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2010-11, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior A league boasting 26 teams from across North America, prides itself on the social maturity and skill development of student-athletes ages 16-20 with aspirations of advancing to collegiate and/or professional hockey.
About the NAPHL:
In its second season, the NAPHL is made up of 38 Midget Major (18), Midget Minor (14) and Bantam Major (6) teams from 19 programs that compete at the Tier I AAA level. The NAPHL is comprised of five regular-season events leading up to its Championship Tournament Series in which the top teams at each level compete for a league championship. The NAPHL season concludes with its Top Prospects Tournament, which is held in conjunction with the NAHL Robertson Cup Championship Tournament. For more information on the NAPHL, visit NAPHL.com.