Catapult extends league-wide video analytics agreement with NHL
XOS Digital, a subsidiary of the Catapult Group, has signed an extension of their league-wide, in-game video analysis services agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL).
The XOS ThunderCloud iBench system, whereby in-game video is streamed live to each NHL team's bench, was first used during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was rolled out to all 31 teams at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.
Current functionality gives coaches the ability to use the iBench app as a fully customizable, visual feedback tool, allowing for instant analysis and real-time coaching adjustments. Catapult and the NHL have collaborated on advanced capabilities for the 2018/19 season.
"Catapult Sports is a trusted technology partner of the NHL, and we're looking forward to extending our partnership and collaborating on future innovations to enhance our game," said David Lehanski, NHL Senior Vice President, Business Development & Global Partnerships. "The technology advancements they've delivered to date have provided our coaches with greater flexibility when interfacing with in-game video on the bench."
"We are excited to extend our partnership with the NHL," said Matt Bairos, Catapult's CEO of Americas. "Our ability to have great access to elite coaches and their staff has enabled XOS to remain at the forefront of sports technology trends for nearly two decades."
In addition to iBench, Catapult and XOS' technology portfolio consisting of video and wearable solutions is currently being used by 26 NHL teams, enabling them to optimize athletic performance.