I could only hint at this the other day when I was writing about MLB’s issues with the Slingbox. Sling Media has its first deal with a professional sports league — the NHL (the CBS (NYSE: CBS) of sports in terms of experimenting digitally) will take part in its Clip+Sling feature for SlingPlayer, still in private beta. (It’s planning to go wider this summer in the U.S. and Canada.) Users will need a Slingbox to create and share clips but the clips posted to Sling’s destination site will be accessible to all.
The clips will be searchable and categorized by the NHL: for use across the league. The league also will put its own video on the upcoming Sling site. Too bad it’s not all in pace yet, The announcement comes on the day when the Anaheim Ducks get a chance to capture the Stanley Cup; it would be a clip fest if they beat the Ottawa Senators tonight.
Rafat adds: Ironic that this comes soon after Sling had some heated exchange of words with the other league, MLB.
Disclamer: Sling Media is providing the giveaways for the survey being conducted by our parent ContentNext Media.