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USA Hockey Announces Partnership with LiveBarn

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced today a partnership with LiveBarn, a leader in streaming youth and amateur sports in North America.

LiveBarn will have designation as an official partner of USA Hockey and help to promote the game of hockey and highlight various USA Hockey initiatives.

“We’re pleased to add LiveBarn to our USA Hockey partner family,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “They’re passionate about hockey and we most certainly appreciate their support.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with USA Hockey. While we broadcast many sports, hockey is in our blood and this partnership is a natural extension of our brand. Our technology is installed in hockey rinks in the U.S., Canada and Sweden. We have a product that can benefit every member of the USA Hockey family from parents to players to coaches, and we look forward to collaborating with them on our current and future initiatives“ said Ray Giroux, chief operating officer of LiveBarn. 

About USA Hockey

USA Hockey, established on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic or Paralympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the NHL, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usahockey.com.

About LiveBarn

LiveBarn provides Live Streaming and On Demand replay of amateur and youth sports events. LiveBarn is installed in 815 ice hockey venues – broadcasting from over 1,250 rink surfaces – from 45 states with additional partners added weekly. As a global company, they provide live streaming from Canada, Sweden and Israel, broadcasting baseball, basketball/volleyball and soccer/turf sports in addition to Ice Hockey. LiveBarn is available on a subscription service with streams accessible via a desktop or mobile browser, the LiveBarn iOS App or the LiveBarn AppleTV App. Members can download game content, save 30 second highlights, Live Tag highlights from within a venue. LiveBarn was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada. To learn more, please visit livebarn.com.

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LiveBarn Ranked #11 In Deloitte Canada Technology Fast 50

LiveBarn received the honor of being ranked #11 in Deloitte Canada’s Technology Fast 50™ as well as #80 in the Deloitte North American Fast 500.

 Launched 23 years ago, the Technology Fast 50™ program celebrates the world-class achievements and the tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector. 

The Technology Fast 50™ awards and rankings are presented in distinct categories that characterize and define the unique strengths of Canadian innovation. Deloitte knows first-hand that these awards are an important opportunity not just to celebrate, but to recognize the passion, integrity and vision that has propelled the Canadian technology sector. 

Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Technology Fast 50™ companies—small, large, public, private—span a variety of industry sectors and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, digital media and emerging areas such as clean technology. Technology Fast 50™ companies are making a difference in Canada’s technology community. 

Deloitte –Technology Fast 50 Winners
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program
in North America (US and Canada)

Now in its 26th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program in North America (US and Canada). Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and rapid growth, Fast 500 companies—large, small, public, and private—span a variety of industry sectors and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, life sciences, and emerging areas, such as energy technology. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business today.

Deloitte – Technology Fast 500 North America

LiveBarn : la Soirée du hockey amateur

[Originally published by La Press/PME innovation]

PHOTO FOURNIE PAR LIVEBARN
LiveBarn a développé un système automatisé de diffusion en ligne d’évènements sportifs amateurs, accessible par abonnement, qui peut notamment être utile aux parents qui n’ont plus accès aux matchs en raison des règles sanitaires

JEAN-FRANÇOIS CODÈRE – LA PRESSE

L’innovation

Un système automatisé de diffusion en ligne d’évènements sportifs amateurs, accessible par abonnement, qui peut notamment être utile aux parents qui n’ont plus accès aux matchs en raison des règles sanitaires.

Qui ?

Farrel Miller a fondé LiveBarn en 2014. Ancien propriétaire du Junior de Montréal de la LHJMQ et de la plateforme de diffusion en continu JumpTV, il se trouvait un soir forcé de manquer les matchs de hockey de ses enfants, à Montréal, parce qu’il était à New York. L’entreprise établie au centre-ville de Montréal compte 18 employés. Le Globe and Mail l’a tout récemment classée au 40e rang des entreprises à la plus forte croissance au Canada, avec des revenus de 5 à 10 millions de dollars.

L’idée était d’avoir une technologie qui suit le cours du jeu comme à la télé. On a développé des algorithmes, parce que ça aurait bien sûr été trop dispendieux d’avoir des caméramans dans chaque aréna. – Ray Giroux, ancien joueur professionnel et chef des opérations de LiveBarn

Le produit

• Les caméras automatisées de LiveBarn sont maintenant présentes autour de 1500 surfaces de jeu en Amérique du Nord. Des arénas, beaucoup, mais aussi des terrains de basketball, de baseball ou de soccer. Des projets pilotes ont lieu en Suisse et en Suède.

• La technologie employée a évolué avec le temps. Les caméras les plus récentes sont à grand-angle et saisissent l’ensemble de la surface de jeu. L’utilisateur peut lui-même centrer l’image sur l’endroit de son choix.

• Les abonnés peuvent écouter les diffusions en direct ou en reprise, les télécharger ou découper de courts extraits qu’ils peuvent partager.

• La clientèle est composée de parents, de grands-parents et de joueurs eux-mêmes, quand ils sont plus vieux.

• La pandémie a créé un nouvel usage pour le produit. L’accès aux surfaces de jeu est maintenant parfois interdit aux parents, ou limité à un seul parent.

• Les abonnés qui regardent un match en direct sur place pourront bientôt, lorsqu’ils sont témoins d’un évènement notable, appuyer rapidement sur un bouton qui isolera automatiquement les dernières secondes d’action et les leur transmettra.

• LiveBarn installe ses équipements gratuitement dans les plateaux sportifs et reverse aux propriétaires de ceux-ci un pourcentage des abonnements qu’ils génèrent.

L’avenir

Dans la prochaine année, l’entreprise veut continuer d’élargir son bassin de surfaces couvertes, principalement pour les sports extérieurs. Quelques améliorations sont aussi au programme, dont des comptes partagés.

LiveBarn Ranked 40th of 400 Fastest Growing Companies

LiveBarn places No. 40 out of 400 on The Globe and Mail’s second-annual ranking on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. LiveBarn earned its spot with growth of 1,283%. 

Launched in 2015, LiveBarn is the leader in amateur sports broadcasting in North America, servicing tens of thousands of customers through partnerships with over 700 venues across North America, encompassing over 1,200 playing surfaces. LiveBarn’s cutting-edge technology uses a proprietary tracking system that automatically follows the flow of the game. Our 180º technology provides viewers with even more options than a traditional television broadcast.  Broadcasts are available via desktop and mobile browsers as well as the LiveBarn iOS app.  

Users can download 30-second highlight clips or 30-minute video segments. All subscribers can now take advantage of My Highlights – a live tagging feature that allows users to automatically save highlights while watching live, in venue.  

LiveBarn’s venue partners include private and public facilities, as well as both NHL, AHL, NCAA and LHJAAAQ affiliated arenas. This includes 16 NHL partners (Penguins, Kings, Islanders, Sharks, Stars, Avalanche, Hurricanes, Wild, Coyotes, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Predators, Jets, Ducks, Panthers & Blues), the NSC Super Rink (the largest rink facility in North America with 8 sheets of ice), and the Lou Berliner Sports Park (the largest US baseball/softball diamond complex).

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking.  

The full list of 2020 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing. 

“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time, but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”

“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.” 

About The Globe and Mail 

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 5.9 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.1 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail’s investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family. 

About LiveBarn 

Launched in 2015, LiveBarn provides Live & On Demand broadcasting of amateur and youth sporting events. Our patented technology and camera system automatically follow the flow of the game – similar to a traditional television broadcast. LiveBarn currently broadcasts from over 1,000 facilities, including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball venues. We are constantly adding new venues and features, further cementing our status as the largest amateur sports broadcaster in the world.  For more information, please contact Ray Giroux, COO at ray@livebarn.com