"Before we can get to structure, let's simply state, like a brand-new augmented-reality app that fans can use in arena to pull up real-time stats and puck and gamer tracking feedback while they're sitting and watching the game, there's a lot of infrastructure that needs to be in location," stated Dave Lehanski, NHL executive VP of service development and development. The NFL, Formula One, Bundesliga soccer and Six Nations rugby already use Amazon Web Services, along with individual groups. Later on this season, fans looking up stats on the NHL's website will get matching video clips and vice versa.
Fifth sport to embrace innovation
The NFL, Formula One, Bundesliga soccer and Six Nations rugby already utilize Amazon Web Services, in addition to individual groups. Beyond the NFL's "NextGen Stats," the Seattle Seahawks have utilized it study practice routines.
"There's possibly a great deal of ability for training staffs to in fact assist their teams get much better by simply finding out where gamers may be effective, where there are some chances to co-ordinate better," AWS VP of sales and marketing Matt Garman said.
Later this season, fans looking up statistics on the NHL's site will get matching video clips and vice versa. The league anticipates to have new 4K cameras installed to each arena's centre scoreboard by at least the playoffs to include various angles.
For all the data puck and player tracking can offer, that video will allow Amazon's AI to piece together even more about goaltending, faceoffs, stick positioning and possibly lead the way for brand-new stats and analytics.
"It's simply the start of where this is going," Lehanski stated. "It type of melts your mind with the variety of opportunities that are being in front of us."