Friday, August 9, 2013

MWJHL forms partnership with FASTHockey

Press Release sent to the World of Junior Hockey

The Midwest Junior Hockey League announced today a long-term partnership with FASTHockey to web stream all MWJHL regular season, all-star and playoff games, starting with the upcoming 2013-14 season, on a pay-per-view basis.

FASTHockey ( is the world's premier digital media partner for ice hockey national governing bodies, leagues, teams and events. Their world-class platform, boasting breathtaking video, instant archival for video-on-demand playback, advanced player features like pause, rewind and fast forward for live games, user-generated instant replays, integrated editing suite and live dynamic reporting, empowers their partners to deliver a total digital experience to their fans that is second to none.

“As our fan base and scouting base grows, so does the need for more exposure for our member teams,” said MWJHL commissioner Scott Gardiner. “We believe FASTHockey can provide our league with maximum exposure to higher-level junior leagues, as well as college hockey teams across the nation. We are excited for this partnership to begin and want to thank FASTHockey for this opportunity.”

Partners of FASTHockey benefit from 24x7 broadcast operations support, high-end streaming hardware, top-notch customer (viewer) care and a generous revenue share all at absolutely no cost to them. With over 80,000 live games delivered, 22,000 games delivered annually, 100,000+ hours of on-demand content, FASTHockey stands alone as the largest destination for amateur ice hockey video on the planet.

“We are thrilled to add the MWJHL to our platform offering an immersive digital experience for friends, families, and fans,” said FASTHockey president Marc Ruskin. “We are thankful that the MWJHL trusts us as their partner and committed to providing an incredible platform from live video streaming to game video breakdown and syndication.”

Hockey fans can watch the games when and how they want as offers multiple options for visitor’s enjoyment. From live streaming media to archives on-demand, visitors can enjoy games from anywhere in the world. Games can be watched on desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices and specialty set top boxes, like Roku.

The company was founded in 2005 and has grown ever since adding thousands of games each year for fans thirsty for incredible amateur hockey content. FASTHockey is partnered with national governing bodies, including the Amateur Athletic Union, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and the ACHA. The company serves several NCAA college athletic conferences, a majority of junior hockey leagues in the USA, a growing array of junior hockey teams in Canada, prep schools and youth hockey teams.

FASTHockey provides professional production services for over 2,000 showcases and tournament games, including the World Junior Championship, World Under-17 Challenge, World Under-18 Championship and national tournaments for the AAU, ACHA, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey.

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