Barclays center launches in-arena and online video network called “bctv”

Sep 28, 2012

BROOKLYN (September 28, 2012) – Barclays Center has launched BCTV, a custom in-arena and online video network featuring original content about the arena’s events and Brooklyn itself. BCTV will appear on the venue’s 700 HDTVs prior to and following events, as well as online at BarclaysCenter.com.

Alyonka Larionov has been selected as the host of BCTV. As host, she is handling exclusive interviews with performers and providing viewers with a comprehensive overview of what’s happening in Brooklyn and at Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets.

“I am thrilled about my role as storyteller for Barclays Center and for Brooklyn,” said Larionov. “It’s an honor to be part of history, to be able to map out an unchartered territory, and to create beautiful stories about Barclays Center and the rich culture of the borough. This is my new home and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you via BCTV.”

Larionov joined BCTV after spending a year at Canada’s popular sports channel, TSN, where she served as a recurring guest on the show Off the Record. At TSN, she also produced and hosted features on the NHL, and served as the social media voice for NHL All-Star Games, NHL Playoffs, and the NHL Draft.

A native of Moscow, Russia, Larionov began her broadcasting career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Following the Penguins, she became a freelance producer and host for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, Red Bull TV, HBO's 24/7, NHL.com, NHL Network, SauceTV, Warner DVD, NBC Sports, and more. Larionov started her career in entertainment and made it to the Top 100 in the seventh season of American Idol.

She is the daughter of Igor Larionov, a former professional hockey player and winner of three Olympic medals and three Stanley Cup championships.

Larionov’s BCTV introduction: http://www.barclayscenter.com/bctv/video/hello-alyonka

BCTV is powered by Ortsbo, a language translation company enabling real-time global communication and a Proud Partner of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets.