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9 years 5 months ago #17283 by [email protected]
White Hot Media TV (Greg Kitto) is going to be filming the ICF Ocean Racing (Surfski) World Championships in Portugal on 12-14 July.

He wants to provide live streaming in hi-def so that we can all watch the event, wherever we are in the world.

But in order to do that, Youtube requires a minimum of 1,000 subscribers to Greg's channel.

Please, please consider subscribing to the channel. All it means is that you'll be alerted whenever Greg posts a surfski video - which is what we all want, right? AND it will enable us to watch the ICF event live.

So go here, AND DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON!

White Hot Media Youtube Channel

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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9 years 5 months ago #17289 by Kayaker Greg
Done, and shared amongst my friends.

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9 years 5 months ago #17297 by [email protected]
Thanks!

We're at 402 subscribers, we need another 598 before we'll get the live streaming via Youtube...

If you haven't already done it, please go to the link and click the SUBSCRIBE button. There's no downside - you'll just receive an email now and then to let you know that White Hot Media have posted a video about our favourite sport! That's what we all want, right?!

The link is here: www.youtube.com/user/WHITEHOTMEDIATV



Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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9 years 5 months ago #17308 by [email protected]
Update: they're at 547; 453 to go!

If you haven't already, please subscribe - it's not inaccurate to say that this would be a breakthrough of sorts for surfski as a sport.

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17309 by Cell
check out justin.tv maybe you don't have to get 1000 subscribers to livestream.

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9 years 5 months ago #17310 by [email protected]

Cell wrote: check out justin.tv maybe you don't have to get 1000 subscribers to livestream.


Oh sure, there's a whole host of other providers - but Youtube is the cream of the crop. Video has been tried at a number of events (like Molokai and the previous couple of years of the Nelo Summer Challenge) but it's always been really poor quality - such low resolution that you can't figure out who's on the skis.

It's time for professional grade coverage!

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17311 by Cell
Justin tv provides full hd, so resolution is not a problem. In esport twitch.tv is used which is owned by justin tv just specialized towards esport. Everyone from private persons streaming to friends to big companies with 100-200 thousands viewers use it. I think theres a reason why they chose it and before you judge it its worth to check out.

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9 years 5 months ago #17312 by [email protected]
Fair enough. I've asked White Hot Media why they particularly wanted to go with Youtube! I hope there's a good reason, I've put quite a bit of effort into getting people to subscribe!!! :unsure:

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17313 by [email protected]
Hey Cell, it seems there are good reasons for going with Youtube, among them considerations of search (my own videos tend to be more found and watched on youtube than on vimeo, although I (used to) prefer vimeo as a service).

Also apparently there are technical reasons to do with "automatic multi-cast in HD, SD and mobile", etc.

I'm not an expert in this stuff, but the guys who are doing the streaming want to go with Youtube as a first prize, but will use one of the other service providers if they have to.

So... onwards and upwards! 429 subscribers to go!

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17314 by Cell
Ok, lets hope they can get all subscribers and provide a nice stream for us :)

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9 years 5 months ago #17323 by sAsLEX
bump

400 to go

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9 years 5 months ago #17324 by Kayaker Greg
Please post this thread to your Facebook timelines and make it happen!

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9 years 5 months ago #17329 by [email protected]
White Hot Media just posted a cool 10min video showing last year's Cape Town Downwind Race, which was the final event in the 2012 Ocean Paddler World Series.

Check it out... (And if you haven't already done so, please subscribe to the channel - they need 1,000 subscribers in order to be able to stream hi def live video of the ICF Ocean Racing World Champs...)

Here's the link: www.youtube.com/user/WHITEHOTMEDIATV

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17332 by Dicko
Remember to subscribe from your laptop and your phone as well. It all adds up.

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9 years 5 months ago #17334 by Kocho
332 to go. I don't think subscribing from different devices count as separate entries - it goes by YouTube user ID as far as i now, but there might be a glitch and we should exploit it of we can :)

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9 years 5 months ago #17339 by [email protected]
307 to go...!

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17357 by [email protected]
269 to go... I'm beginning to sound like a stuck record!

For anyone who's not seen this before - we're supporting Greg Kitto at White Hot Media TV, who's made a gazillion surfski TV shows and who is covering the ICF Ocean Racing surfski World Championships in Portugal on 12-14 July.

The aim is to get live streaming video of the event via Youtube. The catch is that for Youtube to open the channel, they require a minimum of 1,000 subscribers.

We started the appeal last week and have already got over 700 subscribers - so if you haven't subscribed yet, please go to the channel page, there are a couple of cool surfski videos there already, and click on the SUBSCRIBE button.

Please do it! I'm gagging to see Dawid, TJ, Hank, Sean, etc, etc, battle it out!



Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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9 years 5 months ago #17373 by PaddleFaster
Going to bump this back to the top...

Might pay to go to some regular kayak paddling sites such as paddling.net to try to bring some more people on board. MAybe even a few Yahoo paddling groups such as neoceankayakracing (NE Ocean Kayak/Surfski Racing,) rivercitypaddlers (River City Paddlers),SURFSKI HONG KONG etc.

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9 years 5 months ago #17399 by [email protected]
Good point... will do. Even the outrigger guys might help us out with this one.

Thanks!

(Oh by the way, since this just went back to the top... ;) - in case you haven't already done it... please click subscribe on the White Hot Media TV Youtube page!)

www.youtube.com/user/WHITEHOTMEDIATV

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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9 years 5 months ago #17407 by PaddleFaster
Bumping it back up... Now at 922 subscribers. Need a final push to get it over the top.

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