Anyone for tennis over video networks? At this year's Wimbledon tennis championships, commentators, players and officials will be able to access live television feeds from any of the courts, using a newly installed video network.
The system, called Mediastar and made by Carlton Television subsidiary Cabletime, is part of an overall investment by The All England Club in a network capable of carrying voice, data and video over the same cabling and infrastructure.
"The Championships is the largest annual sporting outside broadcast production," said Ian Edwards, television marketing manager at the Club. "Our investment in the system is vital to give the media, officials and public the facilities to follow and cover the action on any of the courts."
The Mediastar video system will also connect to the IBM Championship Information System which provides live video feeds to IBM multimedia computers stationed around the Club.
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