Friday, December 4, 2009
Hockey Night in Canada...As Per You!
Hockey Night in Canada online viewers have a new toy to play with: control your game view by way of 360 degree camera technology and a few mouse clicks. CBC Sports and HNIC teamed up with Immersive Media Corp. to create an exciting perk for watching NHL hockey online.
From Immersive's press release...
Immersive Media Corp. (www.immersivemedia.com), the world leader in immersive, interactive video experiences, today announced its live, streaming video technology will be used by Hockey Night in Canada at the Bell Centre for the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens game. The All-Access Camera will give online users at CBCSports.ca one of the best seats in the house for a uniquely individual viewing experience.
Making its debut on CBCSports.ca/hockey for the landmark game is Hockey Night in Canada All-Access presented by Chevrolet. This live, interactive feature provides users with a virtual, in-arena, customized viewing experience. The view of the game can be controlled by users with just a click of their mouse. Hockey Night in Canada All Access presented by Chevrolet will be available for select CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcasts throughout the remainder of the season.
And about the camera...
Immersive Media Corp. is the pioneer and leading provider of 360degree, interactive video experiences. Its one-of-a-kind geodesic camera and full production services - including rental equipment, training, filming, postproduction and distribution options - create high-resolution, immersive video for a variety of uses. From mapping and exploration to monitoring and surveillance to branding and entertainment, Immersive Media customers and agents produce the deepest, most engaging video experiences possible.
For more information, please visit http://www.immersivemedia.com/ and to see a very cool demonstration video, visit this page...http://www.immersivemedia.com/#demo11
Unfortunately yours truly was not present in front of a computer during Friday night's 100th Anniversary game (Habs and Bruins) at Bell Centre in Montreal. But I have read some good reviews about it in cyber space. It sounds like fans are having some fun with it, and at the same time so surprised the CBC pulled something like this out of its bag of tricks!