HATBORO, Pennsylvania, October 10 /PRNewswire/ --

The Sports Network (TSN), the nation's premier provider of global real-time sports content, and the National Hockey League have announced a multi-year partnership whereby TSN will be the exclusive, officially licensed global distributor of real-time NHL game statistics to Web sites, broadcasters, arenas, fantasy games, and selected mobile applications.

"As we build out platforms to super-serve fans with all of the NHL content and information they crave, we are pleased to align with TSN to distribute NHL statistics to an even broader base of media worldwide," said Peter DelGiacco, the NHL's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

As the exclusive statistics partner, TSN will market and distribute real-time scores and official NHL stats generated by NHL HITS (Hockey and Information Tracking System), including boxscore data such as goals, assists, points, shots, penalties, time on ice, cumulative season stats for players and teams, player career statistics, league standings and official scoring leaders.

In addition, TSN will market and distribute the "NHL Daily Dose," a daily online video that briefly re-caps NHL action from the night before. Hosted by Carrie Milbank, hostess of NHL.com's popular "The Hockey Show," "NHL Daily Dose" will enable customers to bundle rich NHL media with NHL statistics to comprise a compelling content package to their consumers.

"As the exclusive distributor of the NHL's real-time statistics, only TSN can enable publishers to offer their consumers the best in NHL statistics," stated Mickey Charles, President and CEO of The Sports Network, "Whether it's for a fan, a fantasy player/participant or a member of the growing audience for real-time NHL content, our customers will stay ahead of the competition with TSN's industry leading technology, programmed and formatted in a delivery mechanism designed by XML Team Solutions."

About The Sports Network

The Sports Network, America's foremost international real-time sports wire service, with over a quarter of a century of growth and experience, furnishes a plethora of sports content as it occurs, from news to scores and statistics on a 24/7 basis utilizing state-of-the-art technology in an exclusive alliance with XML Team Solutions, technology that sets the tone for entire industry. Additionally, TSN delivers proprietary global sports news and data to thousands of sites online and, now, to mobile users globally in partnership with Contec Innovations. For more information please visit www.sportsnetwork.com. Or contact: Ken Zajac @ +1-215-441-8444 or e-mail kzajac@sportsnetwork.com

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Maureen Galeone, +1-215-441-8444, Maureen@sportsnetwork.com, or Michael DiLorenzo, +1-212-789-2657, MDiLorenzo@NHL.com