Rogers Says 55,000 Streamed Hockey with NHL GameCentre Live On Opening Day

Last night was the start of the NHL season and also marked the debut of Rogers coverage, plus GameCentre Live, which the company says had 55,000 people stream games from the service “still in beta mode”, according to CEO Guy Laurence.

Stats revealed today show 75% watched games online via GameCentre at home (Apple TV anyone?), while 25% streamed on mobiles and tablets using the NHL iOS app, with fans on average streaming 51 minutes of play, while over 80,000 minutes of on-demand video and replays were used via MyReplay.

Laurence said “there are some gremlins to sort out but we got some great feedback from the fans. At one stage there were more people watching the game on mobiles in Toronto than all of the USA. Our 700 spectrum was put to good use managing a heavy traffic load in the cities of Toronto and Calgary where the action was happening.”

Did you watch any games using GameCentre Live last night?