SAN JOSE and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and WESTERVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Jose Sharks, Comcast SportsNet California and The Guitammer Company announced today that they have entered into a pilot partnership program bringing the newest sports technology to Northern California.
All of the Sharks 2014-15 games at SAP Center at San Jose that are telecast by Comcast SportsNet California will utilize Guitammer's patented "4D Sports" technology, allowing fans at home to not only see and hear all the game's action; but now feel, live and in real time, all the bone jarring impacts and action as players crash into the boards.
Sensors attached to boards capture the impact of players crashing into the boards and that feeling is added to the telecast enabling fans at home to feel as if they are sitting right on the glass in the arena. All the fan at home needs to experience this breakthrough technology is the wireless ButtKicker Kit, available online at Amazon.com and at www.shakemycouch.com.
The official debut for Guitammer's "4D Sports" technology at SAP Center is slated for the Sharks-Florida Panthers home game on November 20, 2014. More information will follow closer to the launch date.
For additional information and to learn more about Guitammer's 4D Sports technology and ButtKicker brand of consumer electronics, please visit www.shakemycouch.com.
Comments on Guitammer's "4D Sports" broadcast technology deployment:
"Our goal is always to bring fans closer to the action, and what better way than to allow them to actually feel what's happening on the ice. Guitammer's 4D technology helps us transmit the electric energy of a Sharks hockey game right into your living room."
David Koppett, Senior Executive Producer, Live Events, Comcast SportsNet California
"The Sharks are pleased to be the first NHL team to test Guitammer's "4D" technology for their broadcasts. We think this will be an exciting and unique way for our fans to enjoy Comcast SportsNet's coverage of Sharks hockey from the comfort of their homes."
John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer, San Jose Sharks
"Comcast SportsNet is committed to providing its viewers with compelling and entertaining programming and is focused on utilizing innovative technology to enhance the fan experience. We are pleased to partner with The Guitammer Company and the Sharks to provide a whole new perspective through this '4D' technology, which has the potential to be a game-changer."
Ted Griggs, President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet California
About the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) based in San Jose, California. They are currently members of the NHL's Pacific Division of the Western Conference and play their home games at the SAP Center of San Jose.
The Sharks were founded as an expansion team in 1991 and made their NHL debut in the 1991-92 season. To date, the Sharks have won six division titles and made the playoffs in 17 of their 22 seasons, including each of the last 10 years.
Twitter via @SanJoseSharks
About Comcast SportsNet California
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the television home of MLB's San Francisco Giants, NBA's Golden State Warriors, AFL's San Jose SaberCats and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. Comcast SportsNet California offers live coverage of MLB's Oakland Athletics, NBA's Sacramento Kings, NHL's San Jose Sharks, MLS's San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.
About The Guitammer Company
The Guitammer Company ( OTCQB:GTMM), based in Westerville, Ohio, is a leader in low frequency sound products and broadcast technology. The Guitammer Company's patented broadcast technology "ButtKicker Live!® or "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" is now live on ESPN2 for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) broadcasts. "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" enables the excitement, impact and feeling of live sporting events to be broadcast along with the sound and video, and puts the viewer into the action, whether at home or at the event. "4D Sports powered by ButtKicker" technology is available for cable, satellite, fiber optic, IPTV and over-the-air broadcasts. For more information see www.guitammer.com/4Dsports. ButtKicker® and ButtKicker Live!® are registered trademarks of The Guitammer Company.
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