TORONTO, ON (February 12, 2024) – LiveBarn, the leading provider of live and on-demand streaming for amateur sports, and the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the largest minor hockey organization in the world, today announced a new five-year partnership that will bring LiveBarn’s technology to facilities across the Greater Toronto Area.
Under the terms of the agreement, LiveBarn will be the exclusive Live Streaming partner of the GTHL, ensuring families and fans can watch all league games live and on–demand from anywhere in the world. Subscribers to LiveBarn will also be able to utilize a growing suite of additional technology. LiveBarn features such as live tagging and player analysis were designed with player development and advancement in mind.
“The GTHL is very excited about our new partnership with LiveBarn and all that it will bring to our participant experience,” said Scott Oakman, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the GTHL. “LiveBarn’s platform provides an enhanced user experience and wider coverage of games, including games played outside of the Greater Toronto Area which will ultimately provide parents and families with the opportunity to watch their favourite teams more often.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the GTHL to bring LiveBarn’s technology to their players and families,” said Ray Giroux, Chief Operating Officer of LiveBarn. “Whether you are directly or indirectly connected to the GTHL, LiveBarn will be a huge value add for all those involved. We have tools and features for parents, coaches, and players alike, helping them stay connected and more engaged than ever to the game they love.”
LiveBarn subscribers can sign up to watch GTHL events via monthly or annual plans and watch games on any device, including IOS and Android apps. GTHL players will have access to LiveBarn’s new player analysis feature, which in partnership with Sportlogiq, brings the same AI and computer vision technology provided to NHL teams. Coaches and parents will be able to live tag and bookmark events while at games, saving time and capturing teaching moments by creating an auto generated video of all live tags.
LiveBarn is the industry leader in youth and amateur sports broadcasting. Livestreaming from over 4,000 playing surfaces across the U.S. and Canada, LiveBarn offers live and on-demand replays of hockey, basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, swimming and gymnastics events. LiveBarn’s features include unlimited downloads & highlight sharing, as well as Live Tagging and Hockey Player Analysis. LiveBarn was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Montreal. For more information, visit livebarn.com.
About the Greater Toronto Hockey League
Founded in 1911, the GTHL is a non-profit organization and the largest minor hockey league in the world. The GTHL registers more than 40,000 annual participants in Markham, Mississauga, Toronto, and Vaughan. The purpose of the GTHL is to govern organized hockey for youth within its jurisdiction, and to foster participation that reflects the cultural demographic of the League’s territory while promoting an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all participants.
For more information, please contact:
SELECT Public Relations for LiveBarn
Senior Manager, Communications and Marketing
Greater Toronto Hockey League