You Little Devil! iHeart Fills Void With Digital Net

By on Nov, 3 2016 with Comments 0

Fans of the Garden State’s pro hockey team have an all-new digital platform featuring every regular season gamecast, along with original content devoted to the New Jersey Devils.

The One Jersey Network rolled out Thursday, and it is the fruition of a partnership between the National Hockey League team and iHeartMedia‘s New York station group.

Devils fans can access the One Jersey Network through both the Devils’ team app and via the iHeartRadio app.

Starting with the Nov. 6 match featuring the Devils against the Carolina Hurricanes, the One Jersey Network will exclusively carry 23 Devils games during the 2016-17 regular season, featuring rivalry match-ups with the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and the New York Islanders.

All remaining Devils games this season will be simulcast on The One Jersey Network and the Devils’ broadcast radio partner, CBS Radio-owned Sports WFAN-AM & FM.

The launch of the digital network fills a gap in coverage for the team’s radio coverage.

“This is an exciting moment for Devils fans, and sports and entertainment fans across New Jersey, as we debut an innovative platform that will provide access to the team and arena like never before,” said team president Hugh Weber. “Backed by iHeartMedia’s industry leading technology and our robust plan for original content, we believe the One Jersey Network will be a must-listen-to provider for New Jersey Devils fans.”

Scott Hopeck, President of iHeartMedia/New York, added, “We are excited about this new relationship with the Prudential Center and the New Jersey Devils. Through this partnership we are able to provide our listeners local access to New Jersey Devils digital game broadcasts and to exclusive Devils content available whenever and wherever they want it.”

Original programming on The One Jersey Network will include exclusive live and on-demand content from the Devils and Prudential Center featuring Devils coaches, players, alumni and fans; Devils, sports, entertainment, community and cultural podcasts; and New Jersey-focused entertainment content from “The Rock” – the venue where the team plays and other live events are held.

A full programming schedule will be announced at a later date.

About The Author: Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.

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