Portable.TV users will be able to access exclusive highlight reels of hockey games to catch up on key moments of every game. And hockey fans from the US, Canada, Germany and Switzerland are in for an extra treat, as they will have access to full-length games, for free and without commercials.
Portable.TV’s hockey reporting will be led by two-time Emmy award winning sports broadcaster and play-by-play announcer, Ben Holden. Holden has presented sport on the CBS Sports Network, ESPNU, ESPN Plus, and served as a sports anchor and reporter for WILX-TV.
Ben Holden, veteran sports broadcaster and play-by-play announcer for the Ultimate Hockey Hub on Portable.TV, said: “Hockey isn’t an easy game to play. It takes a special kind of man or woman to play it.”
He added: “I wanted to be a part of this. This isn’t a national or regional thing here. This is global! And that’s pretty powerful. I’m just honored to do it. I love coming to work every day and calling games and continuing to grow the game.”
Along with daily play-by-play announcements for the most significant KHL games, Holden and his team will offer game summaries without play-by-play voiceovers. Portable.TV will also provide in-game analysis, expert-guest interviews, and league statistics to help familiarize a global audience with the Kontinental Hockey league.
Sergey Dobrokhalov, vice-president at Kontinental Hockey League, said: “We are excited to expand our partnership with Portable.TV to make KHL accessible to millions more hockey enthusiasts, so that they can enjoy the unique sporting experience KHL has to offer.”
Tigran Sirunyan, Senior Vice President Media at SPORTFIVE, adds: “We are more than happy to have brokered this partnership between the Kontinental Hockey League and Portable.TV. The presence on the app will raise the profile and popularity of KHL to a new level.”
About the Portable.TV app:
Portable.TV is an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, offering sports, news and talk shows, comedy, video game reviews, travel guides, science and technology programming. Available to users worldwide, Portable.TV has now been downloaded more than 3.5 million times.
Portable.TV was a finalist in the category of Best Use of Video/Social Promotion at the 2020 Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards. App was recognized at the 13th Annual Media Excellence Awards as winner in category of Excellence in Delivery Platform. The app also received 4 nominations for Promax 2021 Global Awards as best digital platform.
Portable.TV is particularly popular among sporting fans, as it remains the only mobile app to deliver both European and North American professional hockey. It is available on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku. LG Smart TV, Jio TV and Samsung Tizen.