FOXSPORTS.com utilizes iMove™ Multiview Interactive Video™ to Demonstrate Celebrity Golf Techniques
Exclusive video of golf instructor Ron del Bario featured on FOXSPORTS.com
August 22, 2000
Portland, Ore., – iMove™ Inc., the provider of Multiview Interactive Video™, today announced FOXSPORTS.com, the fastest growing sports site on the Internet, has posted exclusive video clips of golf pro Ron del Bario. The video segments use iMove’s technology to add viewer interactivity.
In the instructional videos, del Bario explains and demonstrates how to approach a drive, putt, pitch and sand shot. In each video clip, fans can watch him perform from three different camera angles. As a popular golf instructor for Hollywood celebrities, del Bario’s how-to-video segments are entertaining and informative.
“FOXSPORTS.com has teamed with iMove to provide users with exclusive video coverage, further establishing our sports site as the leader in delivering broadband and video content,” said Danny Greenberg, senior vice president of FOXSPORTS.com. “iMove’s innovative technology enables fans to play an active role in how they view the video, providing them with the ability to scrutinize form and technique by playing the video backward and forward, pausing and watching it from multiple directions.”
The training videos of del Bario are posted on FOXSPORTS.com’s Maximum Golf website, a new golf destination delivering unprecedented, progressive content for the growing Tiger Woods golf generation, located at MaximumGolf.com
“Our video application has broad appeal for training and instructional sport purposes as is the case with the del Bario videos,” said Kermit Yensen, CEO of iMove. “FOXSPORTS.com is a leading example of how a website can add interactivity using iMove’s video technology to attract and excite viewers, thereby increasing site stickiness.”
Using iMove’s multicamera video technology, FOXSPORTS.com combines footage from three separate video cameras into one video clip. This allows a web surfer to click back and forth between the camera views they find most intriguing, as well as stop, pause, rewind and zoom into the video for analytical purposes.
iMove’s Multiview Interactive Video transforms video from a passive to an active experience for users of the Internet and interactive TV. iMove provides a production and delivery system that enables users of video content to select different camera angles, including a 360-degree spherical view, control playback speed and direction, rewind and freeze frames and delve into audio, text and website hotspots. Located in Portland, Ore., iMove is the only provider of Multiview Interactive Video on the market today, serving the interactive video needs for online sports, news/entertainment and e-commerce industries. For more information, consult the iMove website at www.imoveinc.com or call 503-221-2449.
FOXSPORTS.com, a division of News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) News Digital Media, is the premier sports destination on the Internet for up-to-the-minute stats, news and scores for all professional, college and high school sports. Unlike any other sports site, FOXSPORTS.com features: 18 regional sites covering local sports news and teams across the country, MaximumGolf.com, the innovative golf destination delivering unprecedented and progressive golf coverage, FOXSPORTSBiz.com, the definitive source for sports business news, and the FOX Sports Fantasy Network, one of the Web’s most active fantasy sports sites. Additionally, FOXSPORTS.com is the top provider of content to broadband and wireless platforms and owns STATS, Inc., the leading distributor of statistical information, delivering the most comprehensive player, team, game and situational information on the Web.
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