NHL 1st League to deliver real-time analytics to benches for coaches and players

As you could read in our previous news articles, the NHL introduced player and puck tracking technology - to fans - for the first time at January’s All-Star Game. 6 Tech companies - all VR (among them Beyond Sports) or gambling focused  - had the opportunity to showcase commercial applications for the comprehensive data collected. Now the league has announced that it will deploy the tracking technology (full-time) for regular season games next season.

By doing so, the NHL becomes the 1st and only sports property delivering real-time video and data to the benches for the coaches and players” when (following the ASG) it began feeding teams on-ice analytics during games. Historically teams had an assistant print out game summaries and run them to coaches at the completion of each period, for review during intermission. The change, which now gives coaches access to more than 30 real-time statistics (on +/- 350 events/game) in real time, enables them to make informed adjustments on the fly. The data being transmitted today is found in the public domain, but the league has plans to integrate player and puck tracking analytics upon completion of testing.

Read more about the NHL and the possible commercial applications for comprehensive data in a blog by John Wall Street.

This is how the NHL and Beyond Sports contribute to revolutionising the way we consume sports

The NHL produced a great video showcasing new experiences for hockey fans based on data created by tracking puck and NHL players. Beyond Sports was in that video as well, as we demonstrated how visualising data can bring fans closer to the game. By letting them exprience the game from every angle, from every player perspective in real time through virtual reality.

Martin Bachmayer, CEO & founder of Jogmo World Corp. (developers of the puck & player tracking system) posted that video on LinkedIn. Let this video inspire you on these new experiences. And how the NHL and Beyond Sports contribute to revolutionising the way we consume sports. Enjoy!

Jamie Carragher uses Virtual Reality Technology by Beyond Sports on MNF to analyse the game

Read the article Jack Kenmare wrote for Sport Bible in which he describes that using Virtual Reality during a coverage of a match, may be the future of football as we know it.

"Sky Sports have decided to try Virtual Reality during tonight's coverage of Liverpool against West Ham on Monday Night Football and it really is magnificent. Jamie Carragher was the man behind the glasses and well, he did a cracking job throughout".

And enjoy the video of Jamie Carragher (and Nicolaas Westerhof of Beyond Sports) below :)!

How tracking data in the NHL contributes to an epic fan experience

Want to experience a match from the ice itself and see it through the eyes of any ice hockey player? Through tracking data you will be able to do so! By wearing a virtual reality headset, you suddenly can become a Golden Knight, facing an important decision to be made on the ice. Beyond Sports showed in Vegas the possibilities of turning data into a virtual coaching and broadcast tool.

Read the article of Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet in which he interviews Sander Schouten of Beyond Sports about these possibilities. And how he could experience for himself how it is to see a match from the perspective of an ice hockey player on the ice.