By Merryn Sherwood on 10/04/12 at 6:11 am
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Live the excitement
Can’t get to the opening round of the 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series? Don’t fret, because the ITU’s stellar live online coverage is back and even better for the 2012 season.
This year there will be a total of 17 two-hour live broadcasts streamed on triathlonlive.tv. That includes complete course coverage of every elite men’s and women’s ITU World Triathlon Series race and the 2012 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championship, 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. Coverage also includes live graphics with timing, GPS graphics, maps and athlete profiles, plus full English audio commentary from two expert sports broadcasters, including Barrie Shepley, the long-time voice of the ITU.
If you miss a race live, don’t worry as 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 48 new video streams and a total of 80-hours worth of footage.
What’s more, the video isn’t just made for computer screens; but the high definition broadcast allows you to plug your computer into a TV and watch the full screen version 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. 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.
Click here to purchase a season pass, so you don’t miss a minute of the action in 2012. If you sign up this week, not only can you watch the Sydney races live, but also catch the season preview show that will air on Wednesday.