Category Archives: NHL – National Hockey League

Wireless HD SDI by VidOvation Provides Best Shot of Goal-Line

NHL In-Net GoalCam’s rely on VidOvation’s 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI goal-line technology.

You may have seen it in the news, the incredible Anton Stralman goal-line save of game four in the NHL finals. This play may have been a determining factor whether the Rangers would be swept by the Kings. These crucial moments of play are what has led sports to the climactic level they’ve reached in entertainment media. It is an absolute necessity to have these high quality shots on the goal-line even if that means using alternative technologies. The NHL choose to bring in a solution from VidOvation. The In-net GoalCam’s use 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI to transport video seamlessly back to headquarters. From their, the feed can either be used for sports officiating purposes or as a beautiful shot of the goal-line on the networks. Sports fans are loving shots like the one seen below.

Jim Jachetta Goal-Line 60 GHz Wirless NHL Final Shot

Goal-line technology is vital for two major reasons:

  1. Sports fans demand calls be made correctly.
  2. Great goal-line view’s heighten entertainment!

Just take a look at the shot captured below. It illustrates precisely what is so great about using 60 GHz Wireless HD SDI Video Transmission!

If your are currently seeking out alternatives such as HD SDI Wireless Video for your project, give us a call, we’d love to help you! We also have a great whitepaper on the NHL’s project here.

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Congratulations! Gary Bettman and NHL Receive Three Sports Awards

NHL takes three Sports Business Awards

Gary Bettman of NHL

Gary Bettman Sports Executive of the Year

NEW YORK – The National Hockey League was awarded three of the most prestigious honors tonight at the 2014 Sports Business Awards, winning “Sports League of the Year,” “Sports Executive of the Year” recognition for Commissioner Gary Bettman and “Sports Event of the Year” for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The annual event, hosted by The SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, honors excellence in sports business for the period from March 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014. The awards were presented before a record crowd of more than 800 at a special ceremony held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

This marks Commissioner Bettman’s first win for “Sports Executive of the Year.” Other nominees for “Sports Executive of the Year” were Fox Sports President and COO Randy Freer; Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber; Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank; and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.

“While I am extremely proud to receive this award, I am more proud of the great people at the National Hockey League who helped make 2013-14 a record-setting season on a variety of levels — including thrills, excitement and fun,” Commissioner Bettman said. “I also thank our Clubs, our broadcast and business partners and the best fans in sports for their support; I know that their combined power will generate an even-brighter future for NHL hockey.”

The “Sports League of the Year” recognition was the NHL’s second in four years. The League was previously honored with a Sports Business Award in this category in 2011.

Accepting the award was NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, who said, “Our athletes are the best in team sports. We wouldn’t be standing here tonight without the players.”

Other nominees for “Sports League of the Year” were the Atlantic Coast Conference, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR and PGA Tour.

The 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at the University of Michigan’s “Big House,” which shattered the previous hockey attendance record with a crowd of 105,491, captured its second Sports Business Award for “Sports Event of the Year,” previously winning in 2009 for the inaugural 2008 NHL Winter Classic in Buffalo. Accepting the award was NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins.

“What makes the NHL Winter Classic so special is the way our fans and our players have embraced it,” Collins said. “Our great partners at Bridgestone and NBC also play a vital role and we’re grateful to the SportsBusiness Journal for once again recognizing the Winter Classic as an event that does what sports is supposed to do: Bring people together to create unforgettable memories for generations of fans.”

Other nominees for “Sports Event of the Year” were Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open, The ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo presented by Showtime Networks.



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Dodger Stadium almost ready for Kings and Ducks Stadium Series Game on Saturday

LOS ANGELES — The surface of the outdoor rink at Dodger Stadium almost has all the bells and whistles. In a few days, it should be ready for some referee whistles.

With all the other ice markings in place, the center-ice logo and other branding logos were about to be painted Monday night for the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series game, the first regular season West Coast outdoor game in NHL history, on Saturday between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

Dan Craig, the NHL’s Senior Director of Facilities Operations, also said his crew will build another quarter-inch of ice and then another quarter-inch to get to the required 1½ inches by Tuesday night.

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VidOvation Wireless HD SDI GoalCam on HBO’s 24/7 NHL

See the VidOvation Wireless 720p HD SDI GoalCam Camera for Replay and Goal Verification in action for the National Hockey League.  See a preview of the Winter Classic with the Detroit Red Wings at the Toronto Maple Leafs.  See Mike Murphy and Kris King of NHL Hockey Operations reviewing a critical play in the hockey goal crease. The VidOvation In-net GoalCam helps the NHL make the right call! See the Winter Classic on NBC on January 1st at 1PM ET and 24/7 NHL on HBO.

In-net Wireless HD SDI  GoalCam Goal Verification and Replay Camera System

Instant Replay, Officiating and Training System

Wireless Video

Stay tuned for more VidOvation informational videos…

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Why use 60GHz for Wireless HD-SDI Video Communications?

How can you transport HD SDI 500 meters or more when no cable or fiber is available?

60GHz Wireless Uncompressed HD SDI Transmitter Receiver Link

VidLink II 60GHz Wireless HD SDI Transmitter Receiver Link

Why 60GHz?

  • Globally Allocated, Unlicensed 60 GHz
  • 7 Gigahertz (GHz) of spectrum between 57 and 64GHz (‘V’ Band)
  • Supports high bandwidth for 100% Uncompressed HD-SDI
  • Encryption not necessary
  • Narrow beam prevents interference
  • 60GHz is far more reliable than 2.4GHz & 5GHz

If so, please click here to Download your 60GHz Wireless HD-SDI Video Communications Presentations.

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