The National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Sling Media to use the upcoming Clip and Sling technology to allow Slingbox customers to clip and share live or recorded segments of NHL programming online with others.
“Having the most tech-savvy fans of all major professional sports, who also tend to be early adopters of new technology, makes offering NHL content through Clip+Sling a natural fit,” said Keith Ritter, president, NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises in a prepared statement.
Clip and Sling is a feature that will be built into Sling Media’s SlingPlayer software, giving Slingbox owners the ability to record and share portions of content with just a few short clicks. While customers will need a Slingbox to create and share clips, the clips posted to Sling Media’s forthcoming video destination site will be accessible by anyone.
NHL clips posted to this site will be searchable and categorized by NHL as a league and NHL clubs to help users navigate through clips with ease. In addition, the NHL will also make its own long-form and short-form content available on the video destination site. Clip+Sling is currently in private beta, with the company accepting applications for inclusion in a broader public within the US and Canada later this summer.