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Yahoo’s new NHL streaming deal brings live hockey games

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Yahoo and the National Hockey League have struck a deal that will bring up to four live streaming hockey games per week, giving fans a chance to watch games from outside of their market as they happen. The streaming starts today, and will involve a single “Game of the Day” being made available to U.S. users. This follows Yahoo’s newly launched eSports Hub for esports content, and TuneIn’s recent NBA deal. – Brittany A. Roston, SlashGear

TuneIn Radio App Streaming NHL Season Content For Free

TuneIn, starting on January 1st, will provide its broad audience 1,230 regular NHL season game programs. TuneIn will also be streaming all of the league’s playoff games, including the Stanley Cup Finals, all of which will be offered in its free version of the app. With over 50 million active users every month, TuneIn is undoubtedly catering to the die-hard sports fan who wants more than to just catch a game on television. – Derek Dykes, Androidheadlines.com

Fans suing MLB, NHL over sports blackouts win class-action status

The complaint, filed in 2012, centers on contracts between the leagues and TV providers, which include territorial restrictions that reduce the choices fans have for watching their favorite teams. Fans within a home team’s geographic region must buy a traditional TV package with a regional sports network (RSN) to watch the team’s games, because leaguewide packages available through TV providers or over the Internet only show out-of-market games. Fans outside their favorite team’s territory can only watch the games by buying out-of-market packages, since the RSNs are restricted to local territories. – Jon Brodkin Ars Technica http://ift.tt/1L7uQwW

NHL tests virtual reality live streaming to watch ‘from any seat’

The NHL had its first successful test of a 360-degree virtual reality experience at its Stadium Series game between the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings last month, mounting cameras around the glass that filmed HD images in the round. […] The test featured tech from NextVR and Samsung GALAXY Gear VR, which produced the “head-mounted displays” that streamed game footage hosted by a Los Angeles-based Cloud graphics company, OTOY. The footage could also be used on smart phones and tablets, as fans could navigate through the footage they’re streaming. – Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo Sports
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