SOUND TIGERS TV LAUNCHED
Friday, 12.7.2007 / 4:24 PM ET / News
New York Islanders
Sound Tigers break AHL barriers with the launch of "Sound Tigers TV"
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Islanders are proud to announce the launch of their own interactive video portal, "Sound Tigers TV," the first of its kind in the AHL. Following in the footsteps of Islanders, the Sound Tigers will have various types of video available to their fans any time of day.
"With NeuLion's cutting edge technology, fans have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players like never before," Sound Tigers president Howard Saffan said. "Our goal as a team is to increase the one-on-one interaction with our players and fans and by instilling Sound Tigers TV, we are one step closer to achieving that."
On the video portal, fans can view game highlights, interviews, the players' reel, community relations events and this season's MasterCard "Season of Dreams" videos. All of the highlights from Sound Tiger home games are available for viewing under the "Game Highlights" tab.
Fans can also watch the pre and post-game interviews with the players and coaches. The players have their own section where they are "mic'd up" for practices and games to give the fans an inside view of exactly what goes on in the heat of competition. There is also a section for the numerous community relations events that the Sound Tigers go to, in an effort to give back to the local community.
The last section of Sound Tigers TV is the MasterCard "Season of Dreams" tab. Throughout the season, fans have the opportunity to submit their wish to the Sound Tigers and have it granted. Thus far, several lucky fans have been selected to receive a private goalie lesson with Islanders goaltender Wade Dubielewicz and another a skating lesson with Sound Tigers defenseman Drew Fata.
Sound Tigers TV is the first 24-hour channel providing original content created by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and its staff. Sound Tigers TV delivers behind-the-scenes content that is not available on any other "typical" media outlet and gives fans a VIP insider experience right from their own computer.
NeuLion's iPTV technology is the delivery vehicle for Sound Tigers TV. In a rapidly changing media environment, NeuLion delivers a turn-key iPTV solution, which allows Sound Tigers TV to offer new and exciting content. This TV experience over the web provides on-demand programming for hockey fans any time, anywhere in the world. Using an existing high-speed Internet connection, NeuLion's iPTV Technology delivers high quality video to a subscriber's computer.
Viewers can play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and stop action on their screen. "Community features" bring fans together by allowing them to upload their own videos, debate different topics in public forums and watch up to five videos at a time. For fans, it's a way to access the latest news and information on the team they hold in such high regard. For the Sound Tigers, it's an outstanding way to reach the fans that are the lifeblood of the organization.
About NeuLion Inc:
NeuLion Inc. provides the delivery platform for the future of television by developing a service and technology that drives convergence between television and the Internet. Working with companies interested in reaching target markets anywhere at anytime, NeuLion's technology uses the public Internet to aggregate content from any provider and delivers it in real time.
Check out the new Sound Tigers TV by clicking here.
You can access the parent site, Islanders TV, here.