GameSpot to Offer Free Live Streaming Broadcast of Sony and Nintendo's Pre-E3 News Conferences Today.SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden -- CNET (body) CNET - Centre national d'Etudes des Telecommunications. The French national telecommunications research centre at Lannion. Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET):
--Join First Conference at Monday, May 8th at 4:00PM-PDT at http://www.e3.gamespot.com
--GameSpot Kicks off Comprehensive Streaming Video A one-way video transmission over a data network. It is widely used on the Web as well as company networks to play video clips and video broadcasts. Computers in home networks stream video to digital media hubs connected to a home theater. Coverage of E3, Available in Free Streaming and High-Definition Formats See high-def DVD formats and HD DVD.
The count-down is on to the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) which opens its doors Wednesday, and today in just 10 hours, GameSpot (www.gamespot.com), a leading source for trusted gaming content and community and a property of CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNET), will go into high gear with its free, live streaming broadcast coverage of the Sony and Nintendo pre-show news conferences, at which they will launch their highly anticipated new consoles, Sony's PLAYSTATION 3 and Nintendo's Wii. Game fans can go to view Sony's event at 4:00PM-PDT Monday, May 8th, and Nintendo's event at 9:30AM-PDT, Tuesday, May 9th. GameSpot will also offer a subscriber-only high-quality broadcast from the Microsoft pre-E3 conference with only a 45-minute delay at 12:45PM-PDT, Tuesday, May 9th, with free video streaming See streaming video and video stream. to follow.
This year, GameSpot is planning to exceed its own coverage records for the annual E3 conference, with significantly more staff and editors attending, and more servers ready to power high-definition video This article is about high-definition video technology. For television systems, see High-definition television. For the tape format, see HDV. For compression and prerecorded media, see High-definition pre-recorded media and compression. coverage of the biggest events throughout the show. GameSpot staff and community users will also publish candid video blogs See vlog. using a new user-enabling video upload service. All of GameSpot's E3 coverage can be found at: http://www.e3.gamespot.com/.
"Last year in a single day during E3, GameSpot users viewed more than 6 million on-demand video streams, and with all of the news surrounding the next-generation consoles at this year's show, we're bracing for a blow-out event," said Vince Broady, co-founder of GameSpot and senior vice president of CNET Networks Entertainment. "We will have dozens of expert editors, producers, and reporters combing the show floor, orchestrating coverage of the most anticipated games, consoles, and industry events, And with our new video uploads and enhanced community features, GameSpot users will not only have access to the best E3 content available, they will also be able to participate in and contribute to our coverage in ways never before possible."
The vast majority of GameSpot's E3 coverage is available free to all users. But for as little as $2.95 per month, GameSpot Plus and Total Access subscribers can view show events live, via enhanced, high-resolution streams, download 720p high-definition video, submit questions to editors and chat with other viewers. For more information on GameSpot memberships, go to: http://www.gamespot.com/pages/signup/index.php?promo pro·mo
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E3 runs Wednesday, May 10th through Friday, May 12th at the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Staples Convention Center. In addition to coverage of pre-show conferences, GameSpot subscribers will be able to tune in to watch more than 24 hours of broadcast quality live coverage of E3, beginning with its first show at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Dozens of in-depth game demos, special guest appearances, and show-floor check-ins will be available throughout the broadcast period.
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