CYBERSPORT : TODAY'S REPERTOIRE: FASTBALL, CURVE, CYBER.Byline: Tom Hoffarth Daily News Staff Writer
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A division of Ed DeReyes' Sacramento-based Computer Aided Technologies called America Intercast will flip the switch on the first live video-and-audio broadcast of a sporting event exclusively for the Internet. The participants in this experiment will be the Dodgers' Triple-A farm team, the Albuquerque Dukes The Albuquerque Dukes were a minor league baseball team based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
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There have been some Internet-only press conferences and other news events covered before, but sporting events have only made it via cybercasts - sharing the audio from the team's radio broadcast through RealAudio or a similar software.
This is a bit more ambitious.
A four-camera setup (behind the plate, center field, and first and third base) will provide pictures fed into the streamline video (at 10 frames per second) and appear in the top left corner of the computer screen.
Rick DeReyes, the former KABC KABC Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children Channel 7 weatherman living his dream of being a baseball announcer with the JetHawks, and Hubbard, the team's other regular broadcaster, will provide the play-by-play with a laptop computer on their desk next to the microphone.
``And there will be about 50,000 color men helping us,'' said broadcaster DeReyes, referring to a live chat session that will also share the screen space with local advertisements.
Because of the small video size, they've decided to go without the kryon graphics you'd normally see on a TV game.
``That just means we'll have to talk more - sort of do a radio broadcast that has video,'' said DeReyes.
Considering that minor-league baseball remains somewhat untapped nationally, this could be a perfect medium for it. Family members from all across the country try to keep track of their sons' or brothers' performances in cities too small to provide TV coverage. Plus, so much red tape is involved in doing a major-league game on the Internet, it's often not worth the hassle.
Ed DeReyes wanted to try out his technology by doing 70 home games of the Single-A JetHawks this season, but the logistics couldn't be worked out in time. If this webcast shows potential, Ed DeReyes envisions doing a minor-league game of the week.
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``My brother is not involved in some fly-by-night operation; he's very prepared,'' said Rick DeReyes. ``I know it's going to be a lot of work, but it'll be so much fun to be a part of, too.''
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