NLLTV.com offers sneak peek into future of online broadcasts with NLL Playoffs opener
The 2016 National Lacrosse League Playoffs begin on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. ET at Mohegan Sun Arena as the New England Black Wolves (#2 seed, 10-8) host the Georgia Swarm (#3 seed, 8-10) in the East Division Semifinal. The game will air live online via the newly-formed NLLTV.com. The winner advances to face the Buffalo Bandits in the East Division Finals.
The NLL Playoffs continue on Saturday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET at Pepsi Center as the Colorado Mammoth (#2 seed, 12-6) host the Calgary Roughnecks (#3 seed, 8-10) in the West Division Semifinal. The game will be broadcast live on TSN GO, WatchESPN & Altitude2. The winner will take on the Saskatchewan Rush in the West Division Finals.
The 2016 NLL Playoffs will air on TSN platforms, Watch ESPN & NLLTV.com. Games on NLLTV.com will be powered by NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices. NeuLion is the official streaming provider for Major League Soccer, NFL, NBA, Univision, UFC and others.
“We’re delighted to add the National Lacrosse League to our strong and growing roster of sports partners who want to deliver high-quality video and interactive digital experiences,” said NeuLion’s co-founder Chris Wagner. “It’s our aim to ensure that NLLTV.com is the best place to watch lacrosse and enjoy the thrills of the world’s best lacrosse action.”
Live games on NLLTV.com during the 2016 NLL Playoffs will be streamed worldwide and free of charge.
“We’re proud to deliver more options for fans to watch live NLL action with NLLTV.com,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “This platform and many other exciting developments are in the league’s future. We’re excited to have completed our 30th regular season with an increase in overall attendance as we head into the playoffs.”
The broadcast schedule for the playoff games of May 13-15 will be announced early next week.
2016 NLL Playoffs – Division Semifinals
Friday, May 6: Georgia Swarm at New England Black Wolves, 7 p.m. ET: NLLTV.com
Saturday, May 7: Calgary Roughnecks at Colorado Mammoth, 9 p.m. ET: TSN GO, WatchESPN, Altitude2