ActionStreamer Brings Livestreaming Helmet Camera Technology to 2019 NFL Pro Bowl
Unique first-person point-of-view video from the perspectives of several NFL players was captured during Pro Bowl week using livestreaming helmet cameras for the first time in NFL history
Cincinnati, OH (February 19, 2019) — The National Football League used Pro Bowl Week to experiment with new technologies including a cutting-edge livestreaming point-of-view (POV) video platform from ActionStreamer. Discretely integrated into the helmets of some of the game’s best players including Russell Wilson, Von Miller, and Davante Adams, ActionStreamer’s technology captured first-person POV video and NFL teams and players posted highlights on social media to give fans special field-level access and a glimpse into what it’s like to be an NFL player.
Using its patented livestreaming technology, carefully selected electronics, 3D modeling & rapid prototyping techniques, and guidance from industry-leading helmet manufacturers, ActionStreamer’s Pro Bowl activation gave players a new way to engage with fans. The NFL stars were impressed with the seamless, sleek design and were excited to let fans see what they see. Demand for premium content and POV video in particular continues to rise and livestreaming player helmet cameras have the potential to captivate sports fans with the authenticity and all-access thrill of the perspective.
“We think about this as taking “Mic’d Up” to the next level, giving fans an even more intimate, in-depth look into what it’s like to be an NFL player and teammate,” says Max Eisenberg, ActionStreamer CEO. “Helmet cameras transport fans down onto the field, deepen their connections to their favorite players, and amplify the biggest plays and moments.”
ActionStreamer also powered HatCams to capture Emmitt Smith and Jim Kelly’s perspectives during Skills Showdown and a pair of NFL officials’ perspectives during Pro Bowl. Throughout 2018, the company brought unique POV viewing experiences to sports fans in the Arena Football League, Major League Baseball, and the NFL, powering the first-ever NFL RefCam during the preseason. ActionStreamer’s electronics package, the smallest and lightest of its kind, continues to set itself apart with its patented data streaming software that is able to livestream video in live game settings in packed stadiums and arenas without compromising size, weight, and comfort.
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ActionStreamer Tested Wearable Helmet Cameras During NFL Pro Bowl Practices
“ActionStreamer, a tech startup that live streams from point-of-view cameras, debuted a first-of-its-kind quarterback camera during last month’s Pro Bowl practices. Seahawks star Russell Wilson donned a custom helmet with an embedded camera to take the first on-field QBCam footage. Broncos linebacker Von Miller and Packers receiver Davante Adams were among the other Pro Bowlers to wear ActionStreamer cameras".
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"The broadcast will have the flavor of the College Football Playoff National Championship, with both line-to-gain and an ActionStreamer RefCam.”
“ESPN is trying to develop and expand on another ActionStreamer creation. The HelmetCam was used during the 2018 Arena Football League season on a quarterback and defensive back, but ESPN could potentially use this quarterback POV in the future.”
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams
Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams
Indianapolis Colts TE Eric Ebron
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook
Kansas City Chiefs LB Dee Ford