British Rowing Champs – live on YouTube
Rowing fans unable to attend will now be able to follow the races and the action live simply by going to the British Rowing YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/britishrowing.
The YouTube player will also be embedded into the British Rowing Championships ‘Race Centre’ which is taking over British Rowing’s website homepage throughout the Championships. The Race Centre will also provide a one-stop results service for the Championships.
The live streaming will start with the racing on Saturday from 9am (subject to weather). The broadcast will be enhanced by @BritishRowing’s live Twitter-feed on a tickertape across the screen. Competitors and fans can join the conversation using #BRChamps2014.
Jim Harlow, Chairman of the British Rowing Championships, said: “We are delighted that we have a live streaming service of the racing for the first time in British Rowing Championships history. This gives us the ability to present the Championships to as wide an audience as possible, a key aim of ours in developing the future success and growth of the event.
“One of the key learnings from last year’s Championships was a need to enhance the off-water experience. By introducing streaming and a number of other improvements we have made at the venue to upgrade facilities for competitors and spectators alike, we have taken steps forward in this area.
“With live streaming and the GB Rowing Team competing, we are looking forward to an excellent Championships, particularly for the spectators attending and those following the action via the streaming wherever they may be.”
The live streaming service is being provided by Unique Media, the production company who delivered live streaming of the Henley Women’s Regatta earlier this year.
Following the conclusion of the Championships British Rowing will run a highlights series of the event on YouTube.