“The Australian marketplace continues to grow with a thirst for live action sports like few places on earth, and we are very pleased to work with one of Australia’s largest live content and entertainment companies, Nine Live, to promote the excitement of an expansive NHL platform to the continent,” said Mike McCarthy, TLA Head of Media Consulting and former President of MSG Networks and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. “We have seen how Australia has embraced other North American sports staples like baseball and the NFL, and know that hockey as a TV property is prime for growth and are glad to be the facilitator of this new deal.”
“Australian sports fans love fast paced and exciting sports, and hockey is something we have had an eye on for some time, said Geoff Jones, MD Nine Live.
NHL GameCenter LIVE is a subscription service featuring streaming video of live out-of-market games, on-demand replays and more across multiple devices. The service also offers on-demand full-length and condensed replays, action of multiple games at once with mosaic view and picture-in-picture all in HD. The production will take place in North America through the NHL.
The service is now available in Australia in time for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
About TLA Worldwide
TLA Worldwide plc (TLA:LN) and its subsidiary, The Legacy Agency, Inc., is a leading athlete representation and sports marketing business with a full service offering to its clients in baseball, broadcasting, coaching, endorsement and golf talent. In addition, it also provides a range of services in respect of media and corporate consultancy, sports sponsorship and event production to many sportspeople and corporate clients. The company’s success and growth potential is founded on three key pillars: the competency of the underlying businesses, their complementary practices and the strength and experience of the management team. With over 55 full-time personnel, TLA serves its clients from 10 locations worldwide including its principal offices in London, UK; New York and Newport Beach, USA; and Melbourne, Australia. For more information, please visit www.legacy-agency.com.
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