updated 12:55 pm EST, Wed November 10, 2010
NHL GameCenter Live hits Boxee, PS3, Roku
The NHL launched a three-prong effort to get live games on to digital media hubs by offering its GameCenter Live broadcasts on multiple new platforms. Boxee's Mac and Windows apps, the Boxee Box, the PS3 and Roku players now have access to live, streaming hockey games, on-demand versions for 48 hours later and the roughly 500 full games and other condensed games in the league's archive. The game schedules, news and stats are also available.
The same rules apply as elsewhere and only allow watching out-of-market games to protect TV deals.
An annual subscription to GameCenter Live costs $169 per year for full access; access to the NHL Vault archive is available by itself for $5 per month. Boxee and Roku downloads for the app itself appears to be free, but Sony is charging $10 to download the GameCenter app and only waives the up-front price for PlayStation Plus subscribers.