NHL improves its remote video production capabilities with Blackbird

NHL Match by Blackbird

Blackbird plc, developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform Blackbird, has announced that the National Hockey League (NHL®) has deployed Blackbird to provide the League with remote video production capabilities to assist with the League’s Return to Play Plan.

The NHL’s remote production team will use Blackbird’s professional-grade editing toolset to edit and enrich a variety of live and produced behind-the-scenes content from the NHL’s Return to Play, which includes the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers™ and 2020 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. Blackbird will be utilised to enable the “rapid” publishing of content to the NHL’s digital and social outlets and distribution of video content to the NHL’s own internal production personnel, NHL teams, and media partners for re-purposing.

Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, said: “The NHL is one of the world’s most respected and recognised sports leagues and I’m excited that we will be working with their brilliant team as the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs start. Engaging hockey fans with a combination of live action, behind the scenes and rink-side footage is all important in this full contact, all action, no holds barred sport. Blackbird’s speed, agility and remote capabilities allow all this to be done as well as keeping production crews safe and socially distanced.”

Blackbird’s customers include IMG, Deltatre, Peloton, A+E Networks, Eleven Sports, Riot Games, Arsenal FC, the U.S Department of State and almost 50 local US news stations with TownNews.

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