VDS GameTrak System on Center Ice for NHL
January 9, 2006
NHL fans watching their favorite teams on the Dish Network can now get game schedules, scores and clocks, and game situation information via a GameTrak sports data graphics system from Video Design Software (VDS).
The VDS GameTrak system for NHL Center Ice displays game schedules, scores and clocks, game situation information, as well as overtime indicators for each game in progress.
The NHL/Dish Network Center Ice system is the fourth GameTrak system provided by VDS to the NHL. These channels are also available to viewers in Canada on ExpressVu and Rogers and in the United STates on InDemand. Based on the VDS GameTrak Suite, the NHL Center Ice Channel is a distributed system, consisting of a central data collection and storage hub located at VDS’s facilities. Dedicated graphics systems are located at multiple head-ends for localization purposes and connected back to the main hub via an Internet VPN connection.
The VDS GameTrak system for NHL Center Ice displays game schedules, scores and clocks, game situation information, as well as overtime indicators for each game in progress. It also provides fans with league standings and team stats and records as well as game previews and summaries. Viewers also can see game scoring summaries as well as NHL news and promotional information in a lower-third format, with live operator input.
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