SWINDON WILDCATS RETURN TO THE ICE WITH TICKETCO TV’S SUPPORT AS INAUGURAL STREAMING SERIES IS ANNOUNCED
Live ice hockey will return to Swindon’s Link Centre for the first time since March when Swindon Wildcats hit the ice for the inaugural Streaming Series with Milton Keynes Lightning and Sheffield Steeldogs.
The Streaming Series is a round-robin tournament that will take place over three weekends in November - each team will play each other twice, once at home and once away from home.
The series has been made possible thanks to all three clubs’ partnership with pay-per-view live streaming company TicketCo TV. It will provide Wildcats’ passionate fanbase with a HD quality, multi-camera, pay-per-view streaming service that can be viewed on any device.
Tickets are £12 and to encourage Wildcats’ supporters to further support their team there is an option to purchase a family ticket where each additional viewer watching the same stream will be charged £3.
Wildcats general manager Steve Nell said the inaugural Streaming Series would not have been able to take place without the option to live-stream the games into fans’ homes.
“We’re still in survival mode and will be until things return to normal,” he said. “The last seven months has been organised chaos, but it gives me an incredible feeling to finally say that Swindon Wildcats will be hitting the ice once more.
“Everyone at the club has been impressed with the simplicity of TicketCo’s ticketing platform and streaming service. We’re very excited about our partnership with TicketCo and have big plans to develop our stream to make our fans feel as close to the action as possible.”
And it seems live streaming at the Link Centre is here to stay beyond the Streaming Series.
Nell added: “Hopefully the Streaming Series can lead to a cup competition in December and then the league starting in January.
“We video all of our games, but now we will be entering a new hybrid era at the club. We have installed the correct internet capabilities at the rink as COVID-19 has accelerated our plans to live stream all fixtures via TicketCo TV.”
Joe Edwards, global key account manager at TicketCo said: “We are thrilled to be working with Swindon Wildcats and helping bring British ice hockey back into action.
“It is a pleasure to be working with three forward thinking clubs who are embracing our modern technology to enable them to return to action and broadcast the games to supporters.
“The Streaming Series should appeal to British ice hockey fans generally, who have missed the sport and are keen to watch some live action again. We are looking forward to building our partnership with the Wildcats and helping the club develop commercially.”
TicketCo is a cloud-based event payment company, with offices in Norway, the UK, and Sweden. TicketCo’s technology is designed to make event payments quick and easy. Its payment platform is integrated with its pay-per-view live streaming service.
To purchase tickets for any of Swindon Wildcats’ Streaming Series fixtures, visit: https://www.nihl-national.co.uk/tickets/
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