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News | 12/23/2003 5:00 am EST

CBC to offer innovative ITV application for NHL hockey
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. is currently running a free preview of its recently launched Hockey Night In Canada Plus service. The offering allows Bell ExpressVu LP subscribers to watch multiple camera angles and video feeds associated with the network’s popular Hockey Night in Canada broadcast throughout the 2003-2004 season on Saturday nights. Features include alternate camera angles, player-cams that offer isolated coverage of key players, a 45-second delay replay, continuous highlights, statistics and a master screen that allows viewers to watch the game on the main screen with all the alternative video and camera angles at the same time. The system was first used on December 20, and further free preview games will be offered on December 27, Jaunary 3 and January 10. After those games, the service will be offered on a subscription basis and as a pay-per-view service. Canadian NEW MEDIA will have further details in the new year. The service expands on the recent high-definition TV broadcast on CBC of the Heritage Classic.

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