The NHL has announced that SportsMEDIA Technology will take over development of the league’s forthcoming puck and player tracking system. The system is expected to be deployed in all NHL arenas around the start of the postseason.
Last January, the league announced that it would employ RFID tracking system maker JogMo to develop its puck-and-player tracking system. In September, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman told ESPN that due to JogMo “organizational and financial challenges,” the NHL had to cancel that deal.
Based in Durham, N.C., SMT, has powered the NHL’s real-time scoring system since 2007. SMT will now be embedding sensors into pucks and the uniforms of all NHL players as part of its Oasis tracking platform. That platform was previously implemented by the American Flag Football League to track ball and player movement. SMT will distribute the hockey data in the form of graphics to league media partners, authorized betting operators, consumers, and other stakeholders.
SMT’s puck-and-player tracking system will enhance fan experiences such as live broadcasts, streaming products, sports betting, free-to-play apps, fantasy, and AR/VR platforms.According to the NHL, the data will allow for the creation of new advanced metrics and statistics to be presented across NHL platforms.
Speaking of NHL platforms…
The league has launched a redesigned homepage for its website and added new features to its mobile app. The new product features were developed in partnership Disney Streaming Services, which operates the league’s suite of digital assets.
The NHL app now includes a new Gamecenter feature for fans to view before, during, and after games. Gamecenter provides game previews, team stats and player stats, video highlights, and game recaps.
Disney Streaming Services also operates NHL.TV, the league’s OTT subscription service for streaming live games. DSS was originally known as BAMTech Media before Major League Baseball sold its majority stake in the company to Disney. DSS has since developed ESPN+ and the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
https://tranggame.net/blog The 2019-20 NHL season began last week. While NHL fans enjoy the league’s fresh website and app this season, they’ll also notice on the ice that game pucks will change color as they freeze and thaw.