LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights announced Monday their agreement with sports streaming powerhouse ViewLift, as the pair have created a multi-year partnership to stream all locally-broadcast games live on major devices.
The service launches in time for the opening of the new season on Sept. 24, with additional new features in the works, with plans for upcoming announcements in the coming weeks. The new deal complements the team’s previously-announced agreement with Scripps Sports to produce games and distribute them via their local station KMCC-TV (Channel 34) over the air, on pay TV, and on connected TV platforms.
“Our alliance with ViewLift and Scripps Sports enables our fans throughout the region to enjoy the action on whatever device they choose and from wherever they are,” Golden Knights president and CEO, Kerry Bubolz said. “We will give our fans every possible option to interact with the team and watch hockey live and on demand. It’s essential that our TV and digital services reflect our Stanley Cup-winning on-ice performance, and I know that with Scripps Sports and ViewLift we will achieve this.”
ViewLift will also create Golden Knights-branded properties on the web, iOS and Android devices, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Vizio and Xbox, featuring live games and companion content.
The defending Stanley Cup champions’ arrangement was established in cooperation with the NHL, which has been working with its teams to ensure all hockey fans gain access to their local team’s live games. ViewLift is an existing NHL streaming partner and powers other teams’ services including the Washington Capitals.