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Whalers Sports & Entertainment and Comcast today announced the launch of “Whale TV” on Xfinity On Demand, which will be available at no additional cost to Comcast digital cable customers throughout New England. The content will be accessible beginning December 26 under the “Get Local” section of Comcast’s signature Xfinity On Demand service.
Through the “Whale TV” Xfinity On Demand offering, Xfinity TV customers will be able to access a wide variety of exclusive and regularly updated Connecticut Whale features, including a weekly “Whale Watch” TV show with game highlights, interviews and other feature material. Additionally, Comcast Xfinity TV customers will be able to enjoy “CT Whale All Access,” a behind-the-scenes look at life in the AHL. There will also be an option to view various CT Whale special events throughout the season.
A “Whale Game of the Week” re-broadcast will also be a staple of the ”Whale TV” Xfinity On Demand offering. These games will be edited to 90 minutes in length and will be accessible for one week.
The following CT Whale games will be available exclusively on Xfinity On Demand:
January 21 vs. Norfolk (Available beginning Jan. 25)
February 7 vs. Syracuse (Available beginning Feb. 11)
February 28 vs. Worcester (Available beginning March 4)
March 17 vs. Springfield (Available beginning March 21)
March 18 vs. Portland (Available beginning March 22)
March 24 vs. Providence (Available beginning March 29)
April 1 vs. Providence (Available beginning April 5)
According to WSE President Howard Baldwin, Jr., “We are delighted to be partners with Comcast on this exciting venture. This is one more example of ways we can expose our outstanding on-ice product to the great hockey fans of Connecticut.”
Added Mark Willand, WSE senior vice president of business operations, “This partnership with Comcast provides an opportunity for our fans to enjoy original Whale TV programming and exclusive features available only to Xfinity TV customers. The relationship with Comcast brings the total number of CT Whale games on TV (live and re-broadcast On Demand) to 30 and gives our fans the first-ever weekly highlights show in Whale/Wolf Pack history.”
“We’re excited to partner with the CT Whale to deliver exciting and exclusive CT Whale content to die-hard hockey fans, any time of the day or night,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is based in Berlin, CT. “Comcast is committed to being the number one destination for sports fans to catch all the hometown action, and we are thrilled to leverage our popular Xfinity On Demand service to offer this captivating content to the Whale’s passionate fans.”
The “Whale TV” Xfnity On Demand content will be accessible in the “Get Local” folder of Comcast’s On Demand service and will be available to Xfinity TV customers throughout New England. Customers can watch Xfinity On Demand whenever and as often as they like with the ability to rewind, fast forward and pause programs viewed through Xfinity On Demand. The CT Whale content adds to the Xfinity On Demand library, which already offers up to 25,000 programs at any time, the vast majority of them for no additional charge.
On Demand is available to Comcast’s digital Xfinity TV customers. For more information about Comcast’s products and services, call 1-800 COMCAST or visit www.comcast.com.
About the CT Whale
The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Jr.. The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.
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