Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, February 04, 2008

Pay Per View


How much would you pay to watch 10-mila on the web?

The organizers haven't (as best I can tell) set the price, but they are going to charge something. Here is a news item from www.10mila.se:

The internet TV coverage of 10MILA 2008 is going to be worth watching....To broadcast internet TV to thousands of viewers demands a generous bandwidth, and such a bandwidth has already been purchased....With this platform as the base for the internet TV broadcast, many thousand viewers will be able to follow the competition throughout the world....In order to cover the costs for a high quality service, access to the internet TV service will be dependent on payment of a small fee. Viewers can use their VISA- or Master-card in a secure way to get access.

I know a lot of people like video and GPS tracking. But, I think 10-mila works best as radio coverage. My ideal version of 10-mila coverage would be audio coverage, with plenty of interviews and cheesy European pop music (The Ark, for example...Warning! Follow that link and you'll be listening to "The Worrying Kind"), and a chance to see the courses. I'll have to decide whether or not to put up some cash and test the pay-per-view this year. My initial thought is to just skip it and read about 10-mila after the fact....but I might change my mind.

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posted by Michael | 7:34 PM


I think it will be worth it, at least to try it out once. And who knows, maybe you'll get to see a triumphant team CSU bringing home the win? :)

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