LAOLA1 to produce magazine programme “CHL Centre Ice”

Vienna, 12th January 2016 – Multimedia expert LAOLA1, a company belonging to the sportsman media holding, is to extend its existing co-operation with the Champions Hockey League and its exclusive media and marketing partner Infront Sports & Media. LAOLA1 is to produce the programme “CHL Centre Ice”, which can be viewed at from 13th January onwards. In all, three studio programmes covering each day´s play are to be produced and broadcast for the semi-final matches and the final. During each instalment, the most impressive goals and best scenes will be shown over 6 to 7 minutes, along with a collection of short interviews and expert opinions on the action. LAOLA1 will be responsible for the technical realisation and all editorial content.

The first leg of this year´s Champions Hockey League semi-finals will take place on 12th and the second leg on 19th January 2016, the final being played on 9th February. In each case, the programme “CHL Centre Ice” will be released at 12.00 h on the day following the matches at During the coverage, fans will be able to relive the most impressive goals and saves, along with the best scenes of each day´s play. Short interviews and expert opinions will provide the necessary commentaries, while competitions will tempt viewers with great prizes. “CHL Centre Ice” is to be presented by Canadian Brent Pope.

All instalments of “CHL Centre Ice” will be produced at the LAOLA1 Greenbox in Vienna. LAOLA1 also serves as Infront’s service provider for the design and infrastructure development of the CHL website. Furthermore, for its users in Germany and Austria, broadcasts all Champions Hockey League games involving German and Austrian teams LIVE on the internet, mobile via iPhone, iPad and Android and also via Smart TV.

Martin Baumann, CEO of the Champions Hockey League: “Focus will be on the numerous loyal ice-hockey fans who we aim to inspire with our magazine programme. We are pleased that Infront chose a partner who is able to realise our aspirations in the best possible way in terms of both technology and content.”