Saturday, November 5, 2011

Skoda Cup and TV online 2011

Let us make a comment on Skoda Cup 2011 and how it works to look at from America.
I am not too happy. Here we have top notch teams, and other very well organized activities like wheelchair Floorball and more. Good
Here is the link by the way with games for tomorrow too, it is on live now as I post this too.
http://eft2011.tvcom.cz/English/TodayGames/

BUT(T)!
The problem I have is the following:
My feed has for two days been rather choppy and I do not know why.
Then the organizer decided to use Microsoft Silverlight as the way of distribution - bad choice I say. Many people do not have nor use Microsoft Silverlight.. so why. Some people will not install extra software so I do not understand why they did not go with a broader standard.
Another problem with Silverlight is that it does not provide any obvious code to paste at blogs etc to further improve the reach for a stream or perhaps more likely from games posted in an archive.
All ideas of "working the network" seems fully excluded, huh?

This season a similar matter has also been the problem with games in the Swedish SSL league as they have been sent via the company Svenska Spel. The problem here is that a visitor must log in first to be able to see live games and yes an individual might do that. But as we want to spread the light of Floorball at the next degree, like to post games on a blog.. The nutty idea that you first must log-in to see a game kills all potential of reaching a very large audience by using the NETWORK.

So Floorballcentral from now on votes for three basic rules for web TV transmission of Floorball
A) Open broad standards to transmit Floorball on-line.
B) Always in an easy way include the embed code or the link code as someone wants to re-post a Floorball game
C) Do not show any Floorball games behind some odd log-in function.

Do we want to grow the sport or keep it for ourselves?

Wonder... Floorballcentral
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

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