(Dayton, Ohio) October 25, 2007 – Time Warner Cable announced today that it will launch the NHL Network on its Sports Tier on Wednesday, October 31. The NHL Network will be on channel 261.
NHL Network, which launched in Canada in 2001, just became available in the U.S. this month. NHL Network will broadcast 50 live regular-season games (subject to local blackout restrictions) in addition to classic games, documentaries, instructional shows, highlights and more.
NHL Network's signature show NHL On The Fly airs nightly throughout the hockey season, and features up-to-the minute hockey information, live look-ins, extended highlights, overtime shootouts, real-time scores, interviews, pre- and post-game reports and news conferences. This programming will complement other hockey games which continue to be available on networks such as NBC and HDNet.
“We know that many of our customers are avid hockey fans,” said Karen Baxter, Time Warner Cable Director of Public Affairs. “Some fans just can’t get enough games, and that’s why we’re particularly pleased to be able to offer both NHL Network and the NHL’s Center Ice Package. By giving customers several options, they’re better able to decide on the package that most closely fits their needs.”
NHL Center Ice, an optional game package, provides fans the opportunity to watch up to 1,000 NHL live games, up to 40 per week. Select games from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (all games subject to local blackout) also will be available.
Time Warner Cable’s Sports Tier, designed specifically for avid sports fans, includes Outdoor Channel, Speed Channel, ESPN News, Fox College Sports, NBA TV, Tennis Channel, Fuel and College Sports TV. The Sports Tier is an optional level of service available to Time Warner Cable digital customers.
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Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. It is the largest cable provider in the nation's two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone.