Ask any AHL fan about the league’s online streaming service over the past several seasons and you’d hear the same complaints. The price was too high. The quality was hit and miss. The overall experience was lacking. Rest assured, those gripes weren’t falling on deaf ears. The AHL, including president David Andrews, had been listening. He’d been watching, too. “If you were watching games from certain arenas in our league, the quality was outstanding,” Andrews said, citing Toronto Marlies, Manitoba Moose and Texas Stars broadcasts. “But some of our other buildings where the cameras either weren’t as good, the camera operators weren’t as good or the bandwidth wasn’t as good, that’s where things fell down.”
So, when the AHL’s contract with NeuLion was up, the league opened up the floor for pr...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.