COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – While the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) is preparing to drop the puck on its seventh season of competition, the NCHC’s digital network, NCHC.tv, will enter its sixth season of existence with a relaunched platform, as well as updated mobile and over-the-top (OTT) apps. Along with free on-demand content, fans will be able to watch approximately 150 NCHC games throughout the season anywhere in the world on NCHC.tv, including all home non-conference games, 88 of the 96 conference games (home and away) and all the NCHC Quarterfinal series, with a subscription.
Beginning today (Wednesday, Aug. 21), the NCHC is once again offering a Conference Annual Pass at an “Early Bird Special” rate of $99.95, which grants access to all available games and content on NCHC.tv throughout the 2019-20 season. The “Early Bird Special” is only available through Friday, Sept. 20, after which the NCHC Annual Pass will increase $13 to the regular-season price of $112.95.
Also beginning on Saturday, Sept. 21, School Annual Passes will be on sale for those who wish to only watch their favorite team’s games for $99.95 (the same price as the “Early Bird Special” for an NCHC Annual Pass). NCHC Monthly ($28.95) and School Monthly ($23.95) Passes will also be available after the “Early Bird Special” expires.
As has been the case in past years, NCHC and School Annual Passes from previous seasons will automatically renew for the 2019-20 season on the original purchase date and at the price the subscriber paid last season. Those subscribers with an Annual Pass from last season DO NOT need to purchase a new subscription. NCHC and School Monthly Passes will also auto-renew beginning in mid-September. For any billing questions, to upgrade from a school-specific pass to a conference subscription, or to cancel your subscription, please contact Fan Support at email@example.com.
Beginning in mid-September, NCHC.tv will transition to SIDEARM Sports, which will serve as the new host of the NCHC’s digital network. This past spring, SIDEARM Sports purchased NeuLion College, which had hosted the NCHC.tv platform since its inception. With the transition, the browser version of NCHC.tv will be relaunched with some new viewing features, though the look and functionality of NCHC.tv will remain similar to what fans are currently used to. All three NCHC.tv OTT apps and both mobile apps will be updated, as well, as part of the transition.
NCHC.tv is available on OTT devices Roku, AppleTV and Amazon FireTV, which was added last season. In addition, NCHC.tv is available as mobile and tablet apps on both iOS and Android devices in the Apple and Google Play Stores. Fans can enjoy all the content and live games NCHC.tv has to offer right in the palm of their hands with the mobile apps, or on their big screen television through an OTT app. Also with the iOS and Android apps, fans have the ability to cast video through their mobile or tablet devices to their televisions through Airplay and Chromecast, respectively.
The 2019-20 season gets underway Saturday, Oct. 5, with five NCHC teams in action, including four exhibition contests and one regular-season game. All four exhibitions opening night can be seen on NCHC.tv, along with two other exhibitions that weekend, plus Miami hosts rival Bowling Green in the first regular-season game on NCHC.tv on Sunday, Oct. 6. The full NCHC.tv schedule will be available on the relaunched NCHC.tv once the transition to SIDEARM is complete.
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Acquired by collegiate marketer Learfield IMG College in June 2014, SIDEARM Sports is the nation’s leading digital provider for college athletics. The company is based in Syracuse, N.Y. and was founded in 2000 by Jeff Rubin, who continues to lead the business. SIDEARM is trusted by some of the biggest brands in intercollegiate athletics, including many NCAA Division I programs and Power Five athletic departments. As a leader in collegiate athletic web solutions, SIDEARM Sports provides the software and technology that powers websites, mobile applications, live stats, social presence and video streaming for its school and conference partners. Clients applaud SIDEARM for its service, reliability and customization, and its easy-to-use interface allows schools to customize their content streams and digital presence.