Flames to Stream Home Matches
On the back of installation of new infrastructure, the Flames will commence streaming of home matches this season. The club will introduce the online platform shortly.
“The main reason we have not done this before is because it was physically impossible to do it out of Spectrum,” explained COO Kirk Humphreys. “There have always been other secondary concerns but any of those issues were always irrelevant based on the output impediments.”
“During the pandemic stoppage that wiped out the 20-21 season, with minimal day to day operations, we were able to stop and take a closer look at a couple of things. One of them was taking nearly a whole year to find an affordable solution that bypasses the existing native cabling in the building that cannot support a package suitable for a live stream.”
“We got to the stage last season where we were able to internally run a viewable quality stream at each game to test what might be possible, and we are now at the next landmark where we can trial it in public view.”
Paul Osborne from Greenfield TV will continue to provide the video support, while a commentary team, Luke Bateman and Elliott Williams, also known as Luke & Elliott, local presenters, actors and writers, will provide the bulk of the audio for the season with a few games requiring an alternative while they are unavailable.
“In light of what has happened over the last few years with maybe more hybrid models of live entertainment and home viewing becoming the norm, if there is a good time to try it, it is definitely now so we will take the plunge and see how it goes,” added Humphreys.
“We need and want people in the building first and foremost to get behind the team on game nights because we are a local, in person event and not a broadcaster, but on occasions where someone is not able to attend, we are excited to be able to offer a 2nd best option.”
Video – Paul Osborne - https://www.greenfieldtv.com/video-production/
Commentary – Luke & Elliott: Instagram @LukeandElliottComedy; Twitter @lukeandelliott
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