By Paula Kim on 02/04/11 at 2:03 pm
The ITU’s groundbreaking live online coverage is back and even better for the 2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series.
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 Barrie Shepley, the long-time voice of the ITU.
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.