With the start of the ECHL postseason just weeks away, digital sports video agency SendtoNews is pleased to announce its coverage surrounding the 2015 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.
Beginning the week of April 13, SendtoNews will be distributing nightly game highlights for the 16 teams in the postseason, as well as weekly highlight compilations of the top plays, through its News Partnership Network™ so that fans can access content via their favorite local news sites across North America.
“We are committed to providing our fans with more platforms to access our premium video content and highlights from around the League to supplement the excitement of live game action,” said Ryan Crelin, Sr. Vice President of Business Operations for the ECHL. “Working with SendtoNews is the next big step in that process, and launching this program during the action packed Kelly Cup Playoffs is the perfect way to allow media outlets to showcase our on-ice product and unveil the future of ECHL content.”
The 16 teams in the Kelly Cup Playoffs will be playing for the right to capture the Patrick J. Kelly Cup, which is named in recognition of Patrick J. Kelly, one of the founding fathers of the ECHL. Kelly served as Commissioner of the ECHL for the first eight seasons before being named Commissioner Emeritus in 1996, a title which he continues to hold. Each spring, Kelly presents the Cup bearing his name to the national champion of “AA” hockey.
“SendtoNews is pleased to add the ECHL to our roster of hockey content. Combined with our existing partnerships with the AHL, we now have the best minor pro hockey content available for digital and broadcast distribution in North America,” Said SendtoNews Executive VP of Strategic Partnerships Philippe Guay.
To become an accredited SendtoNews newsroom partner, contact: Philippe Guay, Executive VP Strategic Partnerships, Mobile: (917) 558-3108 Email: [email protected] or call Toll-free: (855) 590-1991.
SendtoNews is the fastest growing syndicator of sports video highlights in the world. The company currently monetizes and distribute game highlights, player interviews and other fan-interest content for more than 75 sports leagues on four continents, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, PGA Tour and English Premier League. Its broadcast and publishing partners represent more than 1000 television, radio, print and online news outlets.
SendtoNews also operates the industry’s only Premium Advertising Network, where it packages and connects new, exclusive inventories of sports video content with large-scale, creative opportunities for major sponsors. For more information, visit SendtoNews, follow us @sendtonews or call toll free (855) 590-1991.
About the ECHL
Began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 560 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 19 who made their NHL debuts in the 2014-15 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 29 of the 30 NHL teams in 2014-15, marking the 18th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.