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ESPN3 launched with optimized video streaming, social networking

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Apr 2010 22:05 User comments (2)

ESPN3 launched with optimized video streaming, social networking Previously run as "ESPN360.com," the sports network has relaunched the site as ESPN3.com today, with optimized Flash 10 video quality as well as new social networking features.
Says ESPN of the new features:

* New Viewing Modes – Multiple options to watch live events, including picture-in-picture and split screens;
* New Scoreboard Module – Up-to-the-minute scores from hundreds of sports leagues from around the world;
* Stats – In-depth event stats that allow fans to track the event they’re watching;
* Chat – Interact with other fans watching the game;
* Enhanced Schedule – Users will be able to find a specific event via improved navigation;
* Social Networking Tools –Update your Facebook and Twitter status.


Additionally, starting later in April and then in June, the company will offer "downloadable enhancements" such as:

* More HD-quality streaming with the NBA Playoffs followed by the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2010 US Open tennis;
* DVR functionality where fans will be able to pause, rewind and fast forward through live programming;
* A Key Plays feature where users will be able to jump to key scoring plays and pivotal moments at any time during the game.

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2 user comments

15.4.2010 6:02

I tried the website and ran some video was quite impressive but i would love to see HD so hopefully they will implement this as a standard feature in the near future. Needs to have 16:9 ratio too as well love that feature.

27.4.2010 18:12

HD would be an excellent feature no doubt, but what if you are trying to use the site from a less than stellar internet connection (cough cough, my shoe store), with less than stellar connection speed? having the option would be awesome, but also having a 'standard' video playback that wont bog down the server and won't keep me from enjoying live feeds of foxy boxing in Germany.

the gentlemen's website NaughtyAmerica has this feature for their videos and the quality the user chooses greatly affects how long it takes to load playback AND skip forward.

heavy thoughts to ponder, espn, heavy

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