Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, September 16, 2002

O' on TV


Getting O' on TV is not going to be easy. There is a lot of competition for a little time. The sport isn't well understood. While it could be quite interetsing to watch, it probably isn't cheap and easy to make interesting.

The Swedish O' Federation is experimenting with using the web to provide video coverage (streaming video using "realplayer"). Eventually, the Swedish federation hopes to have a weekly show.

It seems like a good idea. You could provide video relatively cheaply. It'd be widely available even if the audience is narrow. It might be something USOF could experiment with.

I took a look at the first try -- a two-and-a-half minute bit from the Swedish classic champs.

I'm not impressed with the first try. But, it is only the first try. Hopefully they'll get better and better.

posted by Michael | 7:10 PM


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