The hype is spreading like mad on the first ever Webcast-TV event on December 18th, 2005. What exactly is this event all about? It’s basically a wakeboarding/wakeskating contest that will be broadcasted live on the internet. Viewers all around the world can go to www.webcast-tv.com to watch the contest. This will be the first time that viewers will be able to decide the winner of the contest. Viewers will also be able to vote on who they think should be in the Wildcard spots that are available for each division. This means that anyone has a chance to compete in the event.
Top cable and boat wakeboarders and wakeskaters have been invited to participate in this ground breaking event. If this event is successful, it will open up many possibilities with broacasting other extreme sports online. Webcast-TV is doing a test run to see if there is a demand for webcast of extreme sporting events and with a little luck and a lot of exposure, we could be seeing events like the Pro Wakeboard Tour live on the internet. Imagine that! You can catch all the action as it’s happening! Some familiar names include: Rusty Malinoski, Chad Sharpe, Andrew Adkinson, Phillip Soven, and Keith Lidberg. The event will be hosted by two of the most recognized riders on the planet, Dallas Friday and Shaun Murray. The duo will also have the help of one of the top drivers/coaches in the world (Travis Moye) who will add the color.
For those that don’t know what a webcast is – it’s a live video stream of an event that you can view on the internet anywhere in the world! How is this possible? It’s actually not as complicated as it seems. It’s just like watching a football game on tv, but instead, it’s on your computer. The live video stream is compressed on the fly and then uploaded to a webserver where everyone can view it.
Come watch the contest in person or live on the web!
Here’s a Q&A’s for some of the questions we’ve received so far:
Q: What is Webcast-TV?
A: WebCast-TV was started in 2005 for the promotion of Professional World Water Ski Events by supplying a live video web feed from the site location to all the dedicated enthusiasts around the world who cannot make it to the event. We now want to spread to other sports events to allow coverage where commercial TV does not reach.
With the evolution of the internet, web casting would not have been possible with dial-up modem access. Since the advent of broadband/DSL/Cable and faster upload speeds to the internet, web casting is now possible. WebCast-TV is committed to providing the best possible quality at this time and as technology develops, we will be offering higher quality and a bigger movie player screen size.
Q: How can I view it?
A: WebCast-TV uses Windows Media Player for all its video playing. Windows Media Player can be downloaded for all PC, Windows machines and also for Mac’s too. This enables everyone to use WebCast-TV. Webcast-TV player opens in a Pop-up window allowing you to watch your selected event while still working on your computer. You must therefore have disabled your Pop-up blocker or allow access.
Basically, all you need to do is go to www.webcast-tv.com and follow the links on the homepage. Just like watching any other video online, you just need a computer with Windows Media Player and a broadband connection to the internet.
Q: Will this cost me anything to watch?
A: The first event is aa Free2view event. This just means you don’t have to pay for anything. The success of this event will help determine if there is a market for future live webcasts.
Q: How did the event come about?
A: With nothing on the International Water sports calendar until next year, WebCast-TV.com has come up with the perfect solution to publicize the start of its new Live Web streaming Service