Verizon launches NHL game video alerts; Hockey fans rejoice

Verizon and NHL has announced the launch of NHL game video alerts, enabling hockey fans to receive video messages of game highlights on their mobile phones, moments after they happen on the ice.

Verizon launches NHL game video alerts

In case you’re a hockey fan willing to sign-up for the service, you should know Verizon will be sending you up to four 15-second video alerts per night after each period for every game. Alongside the video, you will also receive the accompanying audio that “highlights key goals and remarkable plays.”

And the price? In order to stay on top of the NHL game highlights, you’ll have to pour out additional $2.99 per month/per team on top of your existing monthly bill… Full release follows after the break.

PRESS RELEASE – In an exclusive and a first for all professional sports leagues, Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the launch of NHL game video alerts, enabling hockey fans to receive video messages of game highlights on their mobile phones, moments after they happen on the ice.

Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for the game highlights video alerts package can stay on top of their favorite team’s on-ice performance through 15-second mobile video alerts with accompanying audio that highlight key goals and remarkable plays. Mobile video alerts are sent after each period — including overtime — for every game, allowing fans to stay informed throughout the competition. Hockey fans will receive a maximum of four video alerts in one night.

Customers can purchase the NHL game highlights video alerts package for $2.99 per month/per team by going to http://www.verizonwireless.com/nhl and clicking on the Alerts tab. Verizon Wireless customers can also sign up via text message by sending the keyword representing the team of their choice (ex. DUCKS or SENATORS) to the short code 7825 (PUCK).

“The immediacy with which we receive information has grown significantly thanks in part to the introduction of mobile phones and the Internet,” said Keith Ritter, President, NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises. “Teaming with Verizon Wireless to offer mobile video alerts fulfills a desire for immediate information by bringing the game to our fans through a device they are already using.”

Ryan Hughes, vice president of digital media programming for Verizon, said, “The immediacy of mobile makes it a perfect partner for sporting events like NHL games — our customers get to stay connected to the entertainment they love, but with the freedom and flexibility of mobility. Wireless is the driver that enables fans to keep connected to their favorite teams and players.”

For more information on NHL mobile video alerts go to http://www.verizonwireless.com/nhl or http://www.nhl.com. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit http://www.verizonwireless.com.

  • Mike B

    Interesting, I just found out that the CBC has launched a national contest to find a new song for its weekly hockey broadcast. The prize is $100,000 and 50% going to minor hockey. Gee.

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