(OJHL News Release) – The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and FASTHockey, Inc. (www.fasthockey.com) announced today an extensive digital media partnership which will immediately enhance the OJHL online webcast experience, as well as embark on new digital media initiatives across multiple platforms. Fans throughout Ontario, across Canada and around the world will be treated to a world-class digital experience of OJHL content. The new partnership is set to begin immediately with all 22 member clubs up-and-running for the new season.
“The Ontario Junior Hockey League is really excited to partner with FASTHockey for all of our digital media needs,” said OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. “The agreement will allow us to take our online pay-per-view experience to the next level with the new technologies offered by FASTHockey, while serving to help promote both the league and our players.”
FASTHockey is the industry leader in online broadcasting due to their world-class platform, highlighted by breathtaking video; instant archival on-demand playback; the unique ability to pause, rewind, or fast forward a live game; user generated instant replays and full social integration.
“We are incredibly excited to work with the OJHL and all of its member teams to present their brand in the highest quality,” said Marc Ruskin, President and Founder of FASTHockey. “As we continue to evolve our technology, leagues like the OJHL will benefit from an even better fan experience across multiple platforms and channels.”
FASTHockey will outfit all 22 OJHL rinks with state-of-the-art streaming media encoders, while assisting in-house operators with technical support and improving the overall production. The league and teams will be able to produce instant game highlights using FASTHockey’s proprietary Syndication Suite to ensure OJHL content is widely available for hockey fans across the globe.
In Buffalo, Ric Seiling will return as the “Voice of the Junior Sabres”, calling live play-by-play action during Jr. Sabres home games. Seiling, a former NHL player who skated with the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings, enters his second season in this role with the Jr. Sabres. He is also a radio color commentator for Rochester Americans home games.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Detroit and Vancouver, FASTHockey serves as a digital media partner of national governing bodies; governing bodies and institutions from the NCAA and ACHA; a massive number of junior hockey leagues and teams in North America; college preparatory and high schools; and youth hockey teams.