Amagi announced that the National Hockey League (NHL®) has selected the company to create and distribute its first Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) channel to The Roku Channel as well as future platforms. The channel features programming from the NHL’s content library as well as memorable highlights from past games including the Stanley Cup® Playoffs, Stanley Cup Final®, NHL All-Star games, and more.
“The NHL’s foray into ad-supported streaming TV gives the FAST content ecosystem a massive boost,” said Srinivasan KA, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Amagi. “It also offers NHL fans the opportunity to relive the best moments from their favorite sporting events and stay engaged with NHL content at all times. Enabling the NHL to build this channel and get it featured on the top FAST platforms in the USA has been a dream come true for Amagi.”
The NHL utilized Amagi’s broadcast-grade channel playout solution, Amagi CLOUDPORT, to create and distribute their FAST channel with a content lineup that includes post-game highlights to continue serving passionate hockey fans.
“We knew that Amagi’s cloud-based solutions and extensive platform integrations would make our entry into FAST effortless,” said Chris Foster, Vice President, Digital Business Development, NHL. “As expected, their ultra-reliable technology and comprehensive distribution network helped us deliver a flawless viewing experience to our fans.”