NexGen producing live stream footage of USAU Championships

NexGen producing live stream footage of USAU Championships

Post by Torr » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:31:05


 http://www.usaultimate.org/news/live-streaming-at-2011-club-
championships/

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> USA Ultimate is proud to announce it has tripled its
> Live Streaming coverage for this year's Club Championships
> in Sarasota.

> This year, USA Ultimate has hired Nex Gen Productions to
> produce live streaming and commentary coverage of all 12
> games at the showcase field in Sarasota, FL.  The games
> will be filmed using a 3 camera HD setup, and users will
> be able to upgrade from the free stream to an HD stream
> for a small fee.

> If that wasn't exciting enough, the first 7 rounds will
> be Community Choice.  The Ultimate Community will get to
> cast their vote for which of two games to watch that
> round.

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Post by Torr » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:33:55

Filming Schedule:

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> Day        Time (ET)       Division        Round   Matchup  
> THU        9:30am  Mixed   Pool Play      
> The Ghosts vs 7 Figures    or      
> CLX vs Bucket

> THU        12:15pm Open    Pool Play      
> Johnny Bravo vs GOAT       or      
> Truck Stop vs Sub Zero    

> THU        3:00pm  Women's Pool Play      
> Traffic    vs Showdown     or      
> Molly Brown        vs Scandal      

> FRI        9:30am  Women's Power Pools     1A      2C      or      2A      1C      
> FRI        12:15pm Open    Power Pools     1A      1C      or      1B      1D      
> FRI        3:30pm  Mixed   Pre-Quarters    4F      1G      or      4E      1H      

> SAT        9:30am  Open    Quarters        2F      3E      or      2E      3F      
> SAT        1:15pm  Women's Semis   TBD      
> SAT        3:45pm  Masters Finals  TBD      

> SUN        9:00am  Open    Finals  TBD      
> SUN        11:45am Mixed   Finals  TBD      
> SUN        2:30pm  Women's Finals  TBD

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NexGen producing live stream footage of USAU Championships

Post by mvuon » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:34:17

That is pretty sweet.
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Post by luke johnso » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:40:03

agreed.  very cool to see the NexGen guys stepping up to
provide this.  Any word on whether Rob from UltiVillage
wanted to do this as well but NexGen got the bid?
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Post by Titus Tradewel » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:55:03

This is awesome. Any chance we can test the HD stream before
we pay for it. Years past would suggest it could be a bit
rocky.
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Post by homrbus » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:05:04

I think the problem in years past was that they
underestimated demand, and the servers wound up becoming
overloaded.

The point of paying (in addition to covering costs) is to
help limit what they are asking of the servers, and
hopefully they won't crash.

That being said, if it's $10 for the weekend, they better be
prepared.  It would be a great deal that a lot of people
would take advantage of.  Not to mention, with GOAT and
Traffic potentially on the schedule, you are appealing to 2
very large markets.

CLX-Bucket, Bravo-GOAT and Molly Brown-Scandal would be the
best (most competitive) games to watch.
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NexGen producing live stream footage of USAU Championships

Post by ulticriti » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 21:00:12


Quote:
> ?http://www.usaultimate.org/news/live-streaming-at-2011-club-
> championships/

> Quote:

> > USA Ultimate is proud to announce it has tripled its
> > Live Streaming coverage for this year's Club Championships
> > in Sarasota.

> > This year, USA Ultimate has hired Nex Gen Productions to
> > produce live streaming and commentary coverage of all 12
> > games at the showcase field in Sarasota, FL. ?The games
> > will be filmed using a 3 camera HD setup, and users will
> > be able to upgrade from the free stream to an HD stream
> > for a small fee.

> > If that wasn't exciting enough, the first 7 rounds will
> > be Community Choice. ?The Ultimate Community will get to
> > cast their vote for which of two games to watch that
> > round.

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lets see if nexgen is smart enough to provide the veiwers with a
"redzone" product (a la the DTV NFL package) in which they go from
game to game showing the ones that are the closest, most exciting,
ect.  NOW i would think this might be a little to demanding to
actually cover in the way dtv does it so here my suggestion for the
poor mans "redzone" package.........situate/center a camera man on
some scafolding in between/in back of 4 adgacent/back to back fields,
put the camera on a 360 degree swivle and simpley switch from any of 4
games going on at once, obviousle NOT showing the games in which there
is the normal downtime of "time between points", timeouts and halfs
and the normal time consuming ultdebates.  of course it would behove
the td to set up important and potential exciting games on said 4
fields, IF, that is, the fields are even configured in such a way that
this could be accomplished.  at the least they should be able to get
two games at a time from one location.
 
 
 

NexGen producing live stream footage of USAU Championships

Post by Chad » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:35:03

How did this deal work out? I would like to hear that USAU
is paying money to NexGen for the free stream, and every
cent of the HD stream money is going straight to NexGen. I
say that because I don't like the idea that USAU is making
money. Really, I don't like the fact that they have
advertising revenue either. USAU is becoming less a
governing body and more a corporation. What happens when the
majority of USAU's income is from 3rd parties and not
ultimate players?

I guess pretty soon we will need an Ultimate Player's
Association that will represent the needs of the players
when they conflict with the needs of USAU Inc.
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Post by J Ma » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:05:03

The name change says it all.  It used to be about the
players (Ultimate Players Association).  Now we're a super
generically named corporation with a super generic logo
(that gets mocked by design people).
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Post by Chad » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:40:04

I didn't mean for my post to sound too tinfoil-hatty. I
understand that USAU has multiple conflicting
responsibilities. They are expected to both represent the
players and to run several amateur leagues in parallel. I
would like to see a separation of leagues and sport
governance. As far as I can tell, every member can get
behind paying for the majority of what USAU does such as
youth outreach, clinics, grants programs, rules governance,
selecting the national teams, etc.
Maybe the series needs to be paid for independently of the
membership dues. Players already pay tournament fees, any
other tournament frills can come from sponsorships and
selling HD stream access. Maybe this is already how it is
done behind the scenes, but I think it would be better to
separate them officially so USAU never reaches a point where
it is confused if it serves the sponsors and fans or if it
serves the sport and its players. If there is a new branch,
I hear qwikster.com is available.
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Post by dust » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:48:56


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> I guess pretty soon we will need an Ultimate Player's
> Association that will represent the needs of the players
> when they conflict with the needs of USAU Inc.

That ship sailed.
Words and names have power.
The revolution wasn't for the players, it was for the organization.

In times like these, David Byrne always knows what to say:

"Give me back my name
Give me back my name
Something has been changed in my life
Something has been changed in my life
Something must be returned to us
Something must be returned to us "

music on tap:  talking heads, little creatures

dusty.rhodes
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Post by Hank » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:55:04

Sponsorships and video licensing rights are all legitimate
forms of revenue, though the sponsors havent been the
caliber of Nike and Red Bull.  Licensing rights should be
charged for video because the event is a USAU production and
the video production company retains the ability to market
and make money off the video.  Both sponsors and licensing
are common in organized sports.
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Post by Joe Seidle » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 01:49:34


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> I didn't mean for my post to sound too tinfoil-hatty. I
> understand that USAU has multiple conflicting
> responsibilities. They are expected to both represent the
> players and to run several amateur leagues in parallel. I
> would like to see a separation of leagues and sport
> governance. As far as I can tell, every member can get
> behind paying for the majority of what USAU does such as
> youth outreach, clinics, grants programs, rules governance,
> selecting the national teams, etc.
> Maybe the series needs to be paid for independently of the
> membership dues. Players already pay tournament fees, any
> other tournament frills can come from sponsorships and
> selling HD stream access. Maybe this is already how it is
> done behind the scenes, but I think it would be better to
> separate them officially so USAU never reaches a point where
> it is confused if it serves the sponsors and fans or if it
> serves the sport and its players. If there is a new branch,
> I hear qwikster.com is available.
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Chad,
Your second post was a lot better than your first, but just who and
what are you afraid of? Who or what can USAU spend money on that
doesn't help its members? What sponsors and fans are you worried
about? The last time I looked the sport of Ultimate has very few of
either (I wish there were more of both, but I don't expect things to
change very much). Perhaps you are worried that USAU will spend money
on some temporary stands at Nationals so fans can see the action
better... on my, what a horrible way to support the sport and its
players.
 
 
 

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Post by thefa » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:19:00

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> Chad,
> Your second post was a lot better than your first, but
> just who and
> what are you afraid of? Who or what can USAU spend money
> on that
> doesn't help its members? What sponsors and fans are you
> worried
> about? The last time I looked the sport of Ultimate has
> very few of
> either (I wish there were more of both, but I don't
> expect things to
> change very much).

Joe Siedler being all reasonable and calmly questioning the
paranoia of some guy who thinks the USAU is being drawn away
from it's players needs by the lucrative money deals offered
by companies most of us have never heard of.

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> Perhaps you are worried that USAU will spend money
> on some temporary stands at Nationals so fans can see
> the action
> better... on my, what a horrible way to support the
> sport and its
> players.

typo notwithstanding, Joe Siedler demonstrating how he too
can get all snarky and drop himself down a few notches to
try to insult you right after he commended your second, more
rational post and urged you to ask yourself some serious
questions about the legitmacy of your concerns.
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Post by Hand » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:20:45

USAU is a nonprofit organization, so while you don't have to
love the way they're making money, it's going directly back
to the players, in some form or another, being reinvested in
the sport and the sports growth. You can certainly disagree
with how that money is appropriately (although it doesn't
sound like you do currently) but that's why you vote for
different Board members to speak up for your needs. The
problem isn't that the sport is less about the players, it's
that as the sport spreads, "players' needs" represents a
much more diverse group of needs then it ever has in the
past.
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