NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Islanders are the most recent NHL team to partner with DeskSite, officially launching the Islanders DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to fans – for free.
Fans can download the Islanders DeskSite at www.IslandersDeskSite.com.
The Islanders DeskSite is a personalized HD video content library constructed to support fans' growing consumption of online video. Exclusively modeled for the "Big Screen" and essentially a DVR for the Internet, the DeskSite serves as a digital fan hub for HD video, web content, and social conversation around the team.
"By partnering with DeskSite, we can further deliver Islanders fans with unprecedented access to team content," said Michael Zavodsky, Executive Vice President of Global Partnerships, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. "The platform is interactive and innovative, and gives our loyal fan base yet another avenue to engage with the team in a new, unique way."
DeskSite enables instantaneous video playback, freeing fans from the buffering, freezing and dropping associated with streaming video on a website. Videos are automatically downloaded and stored directly to users' devices, allowing fans the ability to view content offline, without an Internet connection. The platform also includes audiovisual alerts, reducing the delay between a video's initial release and fan access. Video programming consists of game highlights, postgame recaps, player and coach interviews, and more.
"The Islanders DeskSite offers fans everything they want, and equally important, nothing they don't," said Richard Gillam, CEO of DeskSite. "With this new platform, we've made some exciting leaps forward in the evolution of digital media, most notably in the twin pillars of content curation and content access. If you're a serious Islanders fan, this is a 'must have' experience."
In order to provide this immersive fan experience, the Islanders partnered with DeskSite, a digital media company based in Irvine, Calif.
DeskSite is a next-generation digital media company that's revolutionizing the way fans connect with their favorite entertainment brands. The company has partnered with many of the world's most valuable sports teams to continuously deliver highly-produced, team-specific HD video content across a broad demographic spectrum.