Transcontinental Media’s The Hockey News, which launched a mobile phone application in October 2008, has announced that over a million people have downloaded the app.
Transcontinental has developed apps for some of its other titles, including Canadian Living and Elle. The Hockey News was founded in 1947 and is bi-weekly with circulation of 115,000.
The Hockey News app is available in the Apple App store and Blackberry App World. A Transcontinental press release lists the App’s attributes:
Articles: Around-the-clock coverage of the National Hockey League (NHL) and beyond with game stories and breaking news on trades
Scores: Follow NHL games in real-time with the live score tracker, including full box scores which update automatically throughout the game
Statistics: Features player statistics so hockey fans always know who’s on top
Standings: Fans can check hockey teams conference/division position
Alerts: Push notifications provide live game updates and breaking news; fans can subscribe to alerts for their favourite teams
Video: The Hockey News delivers exclusive daily video segments such as One-on-One, Puck Panel, THN Face-Off and Prospects Grill the Pros
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