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Ezecom to host live streaming of Futures tennis events

Ezecom to host live streaming of Futures tennis events

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Ezecom CEO Paul Blanche-Horgan is enthusiastic at the prospect of hosting live online coverage from the upcoming men’s Futures events.

Local internet service provider Ezecom has scored a major techno triumph by announcing they will host live streaming coverage of the two upcoming ITF men’s Futures tennis events which start next week. The Phnom Penh Post’s website will provide a link to the broadcasts in conjunction with Ezecom.

“As the main sponsors of the Tennis Federation of Cambodia, we are proud to bring a whole new dimension to the way these two major events would be recorded in the annals of history,” Ezecom CEO Paul Blanche-Horgan told the Post yesterday.

“We have been involved in the live stream of many civic activities through the CTN website, and feedback from the public indicate that streaming of traffic jams for example has been of great help to all walks of life.”

The executive revealed that the company’s fibre optic network helps facilitate the demands of live video streaming, and expressed their excitement at venturing into sports broadcasting for the first time.  

“We could not have asked for a better stage than the Futures. We are happy to share this milestone with the Post,” said Blanche-Horgan.

A live stream will allow tennis followers around the globe to keep track of Cambodia’s debit hosting of an ITF event as it happens.

“We are thrilled at the prospect of our events going live online,” said TFC Secretary General Tep Rithivit. “It is as important for us as administrators as it is for the players taking part and Cambodian tennis in general.”

The live stream will be confined to all the matches played on the centre court of the three used during the two events between January 24 and February 6 at the National Training Centre.

An audio assist involving English and Khmer commentators to guide the watchers during the coverage is also being contemplated.

Blanche-Horgan said he is also open to the idea of running the stream on giant screens at select locations across the city, but noted it may not be logistically feasible this time.

“We will certainly look into it,” he said. “We have plans to extend this to other sports that can be played within a confined space, because right now we are employing just one camera and capturing the action on one particular court.”

Ezecom is also exploring the possibility of using this technology to cover live major social events such as the Water Festival or international seminars.

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