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THE CANADIAN NATIONAL FIGURE SKATING FEDERATION- SKATE CANDADA - has been providing figure skating fans its ground-breaking "Skate Bug" in-venue broadcasts for the past two seasons and has plans for 2010-2011 to expand programming and tie the radios into its interactive web site "Skate Buzz." Fans at the federation's two premier events have enjoyed particularly being able to interact with commentators via mobile phone text messaging.
Using the Smart Bug Broadcast System, THE UNITED STATES FIGURE SKATING ASSOCIATION PROVIDED ATTENDEES OF THE 2010 AT&T CHAMPIONSHIPS THREE DISTINCT COMMENTARY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM - the network television feed, the Internet broadcast feed, or the exlcusive in-venue commentary. The three-channel radios were a hit and "Skate Bugs" will be back at select events in 2010-11.
USA Ultimate debuted Smart Bugs at the 2011 College Championships in Boulder, Colorado, offering fans in attendance access to CBS College Sports' broadcast commentary.
The MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE, the WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE and the WEST COAST CONFERENCE featured Smart Bugs at the 2011 Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournaments in Las Vegas. For the MWC, it was two-channel radios providing both "The Mountain" Network play-by-play feeds and post-game interviews. The Western Athletic Conference similarly offered two-channel radios to fans who could listen to either competing team's "home" broadcast. At the WCC Tournament, fans had access to three-channel radios that offered each school's play-by-play as well as network broadcasts.
The PROFESSIONAL SKATERS ASSOCIATION (PSA) used Smart Bugs at
their national coaches' conference in May 2010, allowing attendees to
hear clearly the on-ice instructors during simultaneous sessions at two conjoined rinks in Colorado Springs, CO. The devices were such a hit with conference-goers that PSA initiated the same type of audio programs at ALL of their smaller regional seminars around the United States beginning in the fall of 2010.
USA GYMNASTICS ("WGYM RADIO") - Gymnastics events nation-wide;
VANOC - ("AXEL, HACK AND PUCK RADIOS") - EXCLUSIVE IN-VENUE BROADCASTS MADE THEIR OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC DEBUT AT 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS IN VANCOUVER. Commentary was broadcast at figure skating, curling, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling while radios were also used at every venue for assistive listening programs. Three-channel radios at Opening and Closing Paralympic Ceremonies featured assisted listening content as well as French- and English-language commentary for sight-impaired athletes and attendees.
Dog fanciers and media at the Westminster Kennel Club's 134th Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Gardens listened to live television commentary over the two days of the event for the third year in a row!
The Smart Bug Corporation
"Enhancing the fan experience" is a mantra for most sports and event professionals these days and providing their attendees with engaging broadcast content - even exclusive in-venue broadcasts - is a way to do just that.
The SMART BUG BROADCAST SYSTEM - an easy-to-use transmitter and patented receiver setup - has been engaging fans across North America and in Australia for eight years, outlasting much of the competition due to one simple fact - IT WORKS!
SMART BUG radios can be used to make existing radio, television or Internet-only broadcasts completely accessible to event attendees, or, with exclusive in-venue productions, an entirely new broadcast platform. Brand them to YOUR benefit - "Bulldog Sport Radio," "Buckeye Bug," "LIVE Bug," "Skate Bug," "AXEL Radio," "PUCK Radio," "HACK Radio" - at the end of the day, all of the above are client-branded Smart Bug radios.
Imagine the response of YOUR clients when they can interact REAL TIME with expert, in-venue commentators (like at the 2010 Winter Olympic figure skating and curling competitions in Vancouver as well as Skate Canada and USA Figure Skating premier events the past two years).... Imagine the reaction of YOUR program or events' sponsors when they can reach your attendees on a personal level...... Imagine the IMPACT such innovative programming can have on your bottom line!
From use at various high school athletic events all the way up to the level of the most recent Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, the response of listeners has been uniformly excellent:
"U guys r gr8! I've learned more abt pairs (figure skating) in the last two hours than in 15 years of watching on television." - Text message from "Axel Radio" listener at 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.