A lot of things have been written about this happening for a while but quietly the new NHL Twenty Four Hour Network launched in the New York Market and is currently on Time Warner Cable channel 458 at this time.
No specific programs listed and at this time the network is free.
Commercials are seemingly all NHL centric.
Hollywood Insider has a report on the new network today.
It should be noted here NHL Center Ice also is showing early season games on it's free preview which usually lasts for about three or four days for those interested.
Here is an overview of the networks Canadian based programming here which has been on television in Canada for years. The US version is too new to talk programming at this early stage but for today the programming seems to be the same.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Likely a pay per view network after a free preview but a clear sign the league wants more coverage and an official twenty four hour network for it's fans in the United States.
In other words everything Versus did not do and Espn will never do.
Not much Islander programming and apparently the league still cannot sell that 1994 video surplus they overstocked on.