Clearnet to bring live Internet broadcast of Armageddon Expo events
Posted on 23-Oct-2008 13:49.
Filed under: News
In a New Zealand first, TelstraClear is streaming live action and interviews from Armageddon ‘08 at Auckland’s Aotea Centre so fans around the country can see the action as it happens.
TelstraClear’s website www.clearnet.co.nz will be streaming the expo over Labour weekend from 11am until 6pm from Saturday October 25th to Monday 27th.
Luke Patterson, Marketing Manager at TelstraClear says it will be like watching an online television channel for three days.
“Armageddon fans and especially those that aren’t able to travel to the live event in Auckland can feel they’re part of the action. Our roaming reporter will bring all the action from the event to them plus we’ll have interviews with visiting celebrities on the couch,” Mr Patterson said.
The ‘couch interviews’ include Margot Kidder who appeared as Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies; Jim Lee, the international comic creator legend, and Kavan Smith and David Hewlett from popular science fiction show Stargate Atlantis.
“Online viewers can enjoy the unique flavour of the event from home and an added benefit for TelstraClear customers is they can watch the expo unmetered so it won’t affect their broadband allowance,” Mr Patterson said.
TelstraClear has enlisted e-cast's live video streaming technology and production expertise to bring the expo online and into people’s homes.
Mark Everton, e-cast Director of Production says Armageddon '08 brings together e-cast and TelstraClear's collective live production resources and e-cast's high quality live streaming to cover all three days of this gathering of the gaming community.
“We are really pleased to be working with TelstraClear as this is the first opportunity we have had to deploy live video streaming technology on a project of this scale. We know that live video is becoming more important on the internet and Armageddon is the ideal event to showcase this,” Mr Everton said.
Online viewers can even watch the popular ‘celebrity panel’ where visitors to the expo can ask celebrities questions.
There will also be highlights from the Wellington and Christchurch Armageddon events held earlier in the year. The broadcast will be unmetered for Clearnet customers, meaning it will not be counted towards their monthly data usage.