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BBC to use StroMotion, SimulCam for Torino coverage

The BBC has announced it will use StroMotion and SimulCam to enhance its coverage of the XX Olympic Winter Games from Torino, Italy.

A first for British television, StroMotion will let viewers track an athlete’s trajectory. The BBC will use it to cover skating and snowboarding’s halfpipe event.

SimulCam will be used to composite the video of two different athletes traversing the same course to show where time is won and lost and to illustrate and compare the different lines taken to the finish.

Special-interest site sets sail via Internet, a free-to-use Internet sailing site, went live Jan. 11.

The site includes video coverage of racing events, instructional videos, boat show coverage, news and reviews. Narrowstep is providing the technology to deliver via the Internet at speeds from 56kb/s to 1800kb/s.

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Ellis joins Chyron

Steve Ellis, former Vizrt vice president of sales for the United States and Canada, has taken the reins as vice president of worldwide sales for Chyron.

Ellis will oversee worldwide sales of Chyron’s full graphics systems product line, including the Duet family featuring the new HyperX HD/SD switchable system.

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EEP adds on-demand search to content

Following the North American broadcast of the Burghley Horse Trials Nov. 25, 2005, Equestrian Entertainment Partners (EEP) has made the 90-minute program accessible online in a format that allows viewers to search and play what they’re most interested in.

EEP chose Onstream Media's Digital Media Services Platform for the effort. The same technology will provide EEP's subscribers direct access though the Web site to the content clips they most want to watch.

Planet X Group to launch "Xtreme Life"

Planet X Group will launch a new slate of TV shows, including “Planet X’s Xtreme Life,” an extreme sports TV series for the Christian Youth market, at the National Association of Television Program Executives convention in Las Vegas Jan. 24-26.

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