Rogers unveils streaming plans for NHL games

Canadian telecommunications company Rogers Communications plans to stream live coverage of 1,000 NHL ice hockey games for free to its wireless and broadband internet subscribers during the 2014-15 season.

The games will be shown via Rogers’ NHL GameCentre Live service.

The coverage will include regular-season and play-off games.

Last November, Rogers acquired multi-platform rights in Canada for the NHL in a 12-year deal, from 2014-15 to 2025-26.

The announcement is in addition to the 500-plus games to be shown on Rogers’ television channels this season.

Customers of other wireless and internet providers will be able to subscribe to the package of online NHL games for $199.99 (€151) for the season, with a discount of $179.99 available until October 13.

A French-only package comprising 60 Montreal Canadiens games and 54 Ottawa Senator games will be available for $59.99.

Half-season passes that begin in January will cost $129.99 for both Rogers and non-Rogers subscribers.