SendtoNews Hits Ratings Record with AHL Calder Cup Playoffs
News Partnership Network(TM) Delivers 15.8 million Digital and Broadcast
Views According to Nielsen
NEW YORK and VANCOUVER, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The American Hockey
League’s championship series drew 15.8 million digital and broadcast
views to the SendtoNews News Partnership Network(TM), according to Nielsen.
“Highlights of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs drove downloads and
viewership on our News Partnership Network(TM) to record highs,” said
SendtoNews CEO Greg Bobolo.
The best-of-seven series featured the Syracuse Crunch and Grand Rapids
Griffins battling for a historic first-time Calder Cup win. The Griffins won the first league title in their 17-year history on
June 18, defeating the Crunch 5-2 in Game 6 at the War Memorial Arena
at The Oncenter in Syracuse, N.Y.
“This premium content we have acquired, combined with evolving media
consumption habits on digital screens, is propelling our viewership to
successive landmarks. This is a transformative moment for the digital
sports video market,” said Bobolo.
During the Calder Cup playoffs the AHL uploaded highlight packages
featuring goals, saves and hits to SendtoNews for instant distribution
through its News Partnership Network(TM).
The series capped the AHL’s 77(th) season. Having graduated more than 87 percent of today’s NHL players,
the AHL is the top development league for all 30 NHL teams.
Digital sports news agency SendtoNews debuted its state-of-the-art
multimedia distribution platform at the 2010 Winter Olympics and today
distributes video content for Professional Golf, Hockey, Soccer,
Motorsports and other premier sports properties.
Headquartered with studios in Victoria, affiliate offices in Vancouver,
Toronto and New York, SendtoNews is a trusted source of
broadcast-quality and digital sports highlights for newsrooms across
North America and abroad via its News Partnership Network(TM) which is
currently capable of serving a combined 100+ million broadcast and
digital viewing impressions. Visit www.sendtonews.com, follow @sendtonews on Twitter, or call toll free 855.590.1991.