AEG Management CT today announced several television and video initiatives, which will give Connecticut Whale fans numerous opportunities to view a wide variety of Whale content. These shows and videos will be available on multiple platforms, including mobile. First, AEG Management CT and CPTV Sports will collaborate on a weekly “Whale TV Replay”, which will offer fans numerous windows to catch Whale action on CPTV Sports. Every Tuesday night during the Whale season, CPTV sports will air, in prime time, an edited re-broadcast of a recent Whale home game. Additionally, each week’s edition of Whale TV Replay will receive multiple re-airings, ensuring that fans can catch the telecast no matter what their viewing schedule happens to be.
Also, Blueline Video Group will produce, in conjunction with AEG Management CT, a weekly on-line TV program called “CT Whale Insider”. This fast-paced show, hosted by the voice of the Whale, Bob Crawford, will provide viewers with behind-the-scenes features and exclusive content never before available to Hartford hockey fans. Segments will include: “Whale Week in Review”, “One on One with Bob Crawford”, “Around the AHL”, “On the Road with the Whale”, “It all Starts Here” and more. The show will debut Thursday, October 18 and will be available exclusively at the Whale’s official website, www.ctwhale.com.
Mark Willand's Blueline Marketing Group will produce the video content for the CT Whale in 2012-13
“We are pleased to offer an array of Whale video content that is sure to keep our fans excited and informed on every player, and every aspect, of the team,” said Chuck Steedman, Senior VP and General Manager of AEG Management CT. “CPTV Sports is carried in every corner of the State of Connecticut, and having Whale action, and the excellent atmosphere of Whale home games, prominently featured on CPTV Sports gives the team a tremendous boost in exposure,” And the level of exclusive and engaging content that we will continue to provide on our team website is unsurpassed.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to highlight the Connecticut Whale on CPTV Sports,” said Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, parent company of CPTV Sports. “Their weekly presence on our station offers viewers the excitement of professional ice hockey and expands the reach of the games to sports fans across the state.”
This season’s premiere of Whale TV Replay is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, with the start time still to be determined, but to be announced soon. That October 23 telecast will be a re-broadcast of the Whale’s season opener, which is this Friday, October 12, an XL Center battle with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
CPTV Sports is available on Comcast Cable channels 185, 187 or 744; Cox Cable channel 805; Charter Cable channel 233 in Eastern Connecticut and 234 in Western Connecticut; Cablevision channel 139; Metrocast channel 418 and Thames River channel 87.