Last week was The US Masters Golf Tournament which took place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
The US golfer Phil Mickelson won this year’s tournament earning his third green jacket after a birdie on 17 and 18 and a no bogey final round. This is his third victory since he won the Masters Championship in 2004 and 2006, it was also his 38th PGA tour victory.
Meanwhile, the world’s number 1 golfer Tiger Woods, after his 5 month ‘break’, came in fourth place tied with South Korea’s KJ Choi. Lee Westwood, British golfer came in second place.
The event drew the biggest audience ever, apparently 4.94 million viewers watched on ESPN US (According to Bloomberg reports), which had the exclusive broadcast rights for the first two days.
It’s usually a big event but this time was even more important considering Tiger Woods’s so called come-back!
If you’re a sport fan, you’re going to love this news.
ESPN, the sport coverage has launched ESPN Player, a new online video streamer for Europe and in the Middle East similar to its US service ESPN360.
The first content available on ESPN Player will be the majority of the second half of the 2009-10 NHL season, including the playoffs. The ‘Player’ has a lot of nice features like the ‘NHL Highlight Marker’ with which you can stop, rewind or jump to goals. There is also ‘HD Adaptive Streaming’, a feature that ensures less buffering and smoother, higher-quality video. The service is targeting two major groups of sports fans, Europeans and Americans living overseas. According to the ESPN head of commercial affairs, Robin Ashton, the most attractive feature is the multi-language option for the European market.
No worries then if you can’t follow ‘the Match’ on TV, you just need a laptop and internet connection and you’re saved!
The 3D revolution is coming! It’s already been rumoured that in 2014 nearly 40 million 3D TV’s are expected to be in use. ESPN and Direct TV have already planned the launch of a 3D HDTV channel by June.
You may have enjoyed seeing “Avatar” in a 3D movie theatre. But that’s nothing compare to what’s gonna happen in the future. So to help you getting ready for it Youtube created 3D demo videos so you can see exactly what we’re getting excited about!
Put on your glasses or build your own and live the experience. Enjoy!