October 16, 2019
HockeyTech launches HockeyTV Community Network, a new platform to watch hockey in communities across North America.
Waterloo, ON – HockeyTech announces HockeyTV Community Network, a brand-new platform for the youth and recreational market.
The Introduction of the HockeyTV Community Network marks the latest innovation of the HockeyTV platform, which streamed over 27,000 games last season for more than 30 leagues. The HockeyTV Community Network will stream an additional 40,000 games each year including youth rep leagues, minor hockey tournaments and recreational leagues from over 50 ice surfaces.
“The HockeyTV Community Network is the realization of a longstanding vision at HockeyTech to make hockey at all levels of play available to fans, families and coaches,” stated HockeyTech CEO Stu Siegel, “our Community Network content will make an excellent addition to the valuable content already streaming on HockeyTV.”
HockeyTV Community Network venues will feature ViPr cameras powered by Pixellot, an automated game broadcasting system that follows the play in real-time using artificial intelligence (A.I.). ViPr cameras installed at each venue take a 180-degree panoramic shot of the ice surface then automatically follow the play to simulate a camera operator. The broadcast also includes an automated score slug overlay so that viewers can see the score and time of the game. Fans can access the HockeyTV mobile app to give them the full panoramic view of the ice and follow the play by tilting or zooming their mobile device.
“We are excited to partner with the Community Network to bring Hockey production to more families and communities. Utilizing AI technology games are produced at a fraction of the cost, resulting in more games being produced ”, said David Shapiro, President of North America for Pixellot. “Sports have an inspirational impact on youth athletes and by providing professional broadcast quality production everyone involved will have the ability to share and capture those magical moments.”
The HockeyTV Community Network officially launched on October 1st, 2019 and can be found at HockeyTV.com.
HockeyTV (hockeytv.com) is the premier source for watching unlimited hockey. Formerly known as FastHockey, HockeyTV was acquired by HockeyTech in 2015. HockeyTV is available on PC’s and tablets as well as mobile devices and OTT devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV
HockeyTech (hockeytech.com) is the worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics, and information services. HockeyTech was founded in 2012 by Stu Siegel, a technology entrepreneur and former Florida Panthers (NHL) Managing Partner/CEO. HockeyTech has made six company acquisitions to date, integrating and developing one-of-a-kind hockey-focused tools. While HockeyTech is a fairly new corporate identity, HockeyTech’s brands have been providing cutting-edge solutions for the hockey world since 1998.
Pixellot’s automated sports production solutions revolutionize traditional video capture, production and distribution processes, enabling professional and amateur sports organizations to affordably cover and monetize their events. 4,000 Pixellot systems have been sold to production companies, sports portals, sports federations, leagues, clubs, venues and coaching solution providers around the world, including the US, China, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France, UK, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, and other markets.