GoPro cameras have been giving people the ability to record themselves playing all sorts of sports and the ability to share what they love with people from a first person perspective for a long time. The little cameras are used in some forms of auto racing as well. GoPro has announced a new tie up with the NHL that will give fans an inside look at what the players see on the ice.
GoPro cameras will be used to capture real-time video to broadcast on the NHLPA, NHL, and GoPro online channels during the 2015 All-Stars skills competition and 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game. This agreement marks the first that GoPro has with a professional sports league.
GoPro has also teamed with Vislink to deliver live HD POV video during the All-Star weekend January 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. The body worn cameras will provide fans with HD content from the player’s point of view.
Video will be captured from the body worn cameras during the season. That footage will be used to share a perspective of how players skate, score, and player stick handling skills. Naturally, the deal also includes lots of GoPro branding during the games.