The latest happenings from around the world of sports
July 13, 2006
AVS provides wireless HD coverage for NBA Finals
Aerial Video Systems provided HD RF camera systems for the ABC Sports coverage of the NBA Finals.
The AVS Link HD RF system captured the action on the court and throughout the arena without the encumbrance of cables. AVS also beamed HD aerials from high above the American Airlines arena in Dallas from its Partenavia twin-engine airplane.
For more information, visit www.aerialvideo.com.
NBA, STATS announce relationship
The NBA and sports information provider STATS have announced a new multi-year relationship making STATS an official real-time data partner of the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League.
As part of the agreement, STATS will distribute complete NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League statistical information to broadcast, print, online and other outlets throughout the year.
For more information, visit http://biz.stats.com.
Internet offers tennis fans on-demand coverage of Wimbledon
For the first time, U.S. tennis fans had the opportunity to watch the just-completed Wimbledon tennis championships, live on the Internet through a partnership among the All England Lawn Tennis Club, NBC Sports and MediaZone.
Fans could use the Internet to access live and on-demand broadcasts June 26-July 9 of the entire tournament — more than 250 matches from up to nine concurrent courts — via a new subscription service, Wimbledon Live.
For more information, visit www.wimbledon.org/live.
MSN Originals launches “Fan Club: Reality Baseball”
MSN Originals, in collaboration with Los Angeles-based production company LivePlanet, this week launched "Fan Club: Reality Baseball," an interactive fantasy baseball experience.
Tied to the fortunes of the Schaumburg Flyers, a real professional minor league team based in a suburb of Chicago, “Fan Club” gives players the ability to make key managerial decisions.
For more information, visit http://fanclub.msn.com.