The San Jose Sharks are the most recent NHL team to partner with DeskSite, officially launching the Sharks DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to fans – for free.
Fans can download the Sharks DeskSite at www.SharksDeskSite.com.
The Sharks 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 Sharks.
“The San Jose Sharks are excited to partner with DeskSite to make our video content more readily and easily available to Sharks fans,” said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of the San Jose Sharks.
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 interviews with players and coaches, postgame recaps, breaking news, in-depth scouting combine and draft coverage, ice girl spotlights, and more.
“The Sharks 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 Sharks fan, this is a ‘must have’ experience.”
In order to provide this immersive fan experience, the Sharks partnered with DeskSite, a digital media company based in Irvine, Calif.