By Paula Kim on 06/04/11 at 2:03 pm
Watch the 2011 Season Preview Show now before it is even broadcast on TV networks around the world on www.triathlonlive.tv. Register before Friday and be in with a chance to win one of three pairs of Oakley sunglasses, worth up to €200 each.
The 2011 preview show takes us through what we can expect to see from a thrilling pre-Olympic year. We get the thoughts from the world’s top athletes on what they expect from the season ahead, plus preview the courses that will challenge them to their limit. The show also features extended race highlights from the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup.
This year there will be a total of 14 two-hour live broadcasts streamed on triathlonlive.tv. That includes complete course coverage of every race with at least 20 camera positions that wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood action movie, including boats, motorbikes, fixed, roving, jib and helicopter cameras.
The coverage will also include live timing, text commentary and full English audio commentary from our award-winning commentary team.
If you miss a race live, a full race replay will be available on the website shortly after it finishes.
Adding to the race-day coverage, there will also be 14 magazine shows, which will have in-depth race highlights and go behind-the-scenes with some of the ITU’s biggest stars.
Overall it’s a total of 44 new video streams and a total of 72-hours worth of footage. The video isn’t just made for computer screens; plug your computer into a TV and watch the full screen version of the broadcast in its full glory.
Each individual race or magazine show stream can be watched for just €1.99 or buy the season pass for €19.99 and watch all the action this season. Overall, it is a 20% reduction on 2010 prices and the season pass also offers support to get the program up and running. Buying access will ensure you will be able to stream every event live, as subscription services are usually exempt from countries with broadcast deals, plus it allows the ITU to keep providing you the highest-quality broadcast.
Without a subscription, you can still follow the races for free on triathlonlive.tv with live audio commentary, live interactive text and live timing with individual athlete splits and local information like weather, maps and start lists. Video is only available through subscription.