TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have installed ProWire's real-time audio streaming technology at AMALIE Arena. Lightning fans will be able to access in-game commentary, live rink mics and exclusive team content in real-time through their mobile device.
The fully integrated service will run on the existing venue WiFi network and will be accessible via the NHL app. Tampa Bay is the latest NHL team to partner with ProWire and adopt their recent NHL app integration. Fans in select venues can access the real-time channels by downloading the NHL app and listening through their home team club page while they are at the game.
"We are very excited to partner with ProWire to provide fans with cutting-edge digital experiences at AMALIE Arena," Lightning senior vice president of technology and innovation Andrew McIntyre said. "Our fans will have access to the in-game audio broadcasts that they know and love, and we're looking forward to working with ProWire to deliver some new and exciting real-time Lightning content as well. Our group has invested in venue connectivity to provide our fans with enhanced digital experiences like this."
ProWire's patent-pending streaming technology enables venues with existing WiFi or 5G networks to stream audio directly to fans' phones in real time with no delay. Fans can access in-game audio throughout AMALIE Arena and choose from a selection of channels to enhance their experience.
"We are looking forward to working with the Lightning to deliver new and exciting content at AMALIE Arena. Their existing digital infrastructure will allow us to deliver some truly amazing real-time audio experiences for Lightning fans. Fans will just need their phone and headphones to tap into a range of channels to bring them closer to the action," says Gordon Sumner, Co-Founder & CEO of ProWire.