Disney Streaming Services Rolls Out Updated Suite of NHL Digital Platforms, Products

Redesigned app and website push more data to the user

With a new hockey season underway, Disney Streaming Services is launching sweeping updates to the NHL’s official league mobile app and website with the goal aimed at feeding hockey fans with more real-time data and information.

On Thursday, Disney Streaming Services unveiled new versions of the NHL’s mobile application and website homepage.

The Gamecenter feature of the NHL mobile app will showcase the most dramatic upgrades with new data-filled cards that changes pre-game, in-game, and post-game to feed fans the key numbers and highlights. The new NHL.com, meanwhile, received a facelift to put more attention and focus on live games, scores, and standings by introducing customization features.

Disney Streaming Services also says that the app is prepared to integrate and introduce other soon-to-come interactive data visualizations that are expected to be powered by the NHL’s new player- and puck-tracking system, which is in development with an expected league-wide deployment for the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“Our mission is to provide new and innovative ways to immerse fans in the sport of hockey, and this season we are excited to introduce a newly redesigned homepage and an all-new Gamecenter experience to serve fans the type of content they want in more robust ways,” Barry Tishgart, SVP and General Manager, Hockey, Disney Streaming Services said in an official release on Thursday. “We have a few more features up our sleeve, releasing later this season, that will ‘change the game’ with how fans consume live games.”

Disney Streaming Services also oversees the NHL’s out-of-market live streaming product, NHL.TV, which is back again this season within the NHL app, at NHL.com, and on other platforms and devices like iOS, tvOS, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV/tablets, and Google’s Chromecast.

“The NHL’s partnership with Disney Streaming Services continues to deliver new and innovative digital experiences that our fans value,” Steve McArdle, NHL EVP of Digtal Media & Strategic Planning added in the official release. “We are excited for fans to enjoy this season’s expanded lineup of content and experiences across our digital platforms.”

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