Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Better Quality Webcasts Are Coming

The QMJHL has done the unthinkable – offer fans better quality webcasts and a free preview.

After months of rumours and speculation, the league announced today that hockey broadcasting overlord Rogers and Videotron have teamed up “to offer QMJHL fans the chance to follow their favourite teams during the regular season and playoff games through game webcasts.”

The image quality, which was the main problem with Telus’ streams over the years, will be “unparalleled,” says a league release.

“We have all worked very hard over the summer months to put in place a better webstreaming service. I am certain that the product will please everyone,” said QMJHL commissioner Gilles Courteau.

The new webcast homepage can be found here. The streams will be powered by NeuLion, the company that also produces OHL, WHL, and AHL webcasts along with NHL Game Center.

The webcasts will be free of charge until September 30. There has been no word yet on what subscriptions will cost come October.

The QMJHL regular season begins tomorrow night with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies visiting the Val-d’Or Foreurs.

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