Ecclestone welcomes the hand-held multimedia device to enhance the race
experience for spectators at every F1 event
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Following a successful
trial period in 2006, Kangaroo TV(R) announces its first full commercial
season in F1 with a presence at every 2007 FIA FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP(TM)
event. The state-of-the-art hand-held Kangaroo TV mobile media device delivers
live video, audio and data to race spectators as the competition unfolds. The
lightweight easy-to-use device allows viewers to select from multiple live
streams, to tailor the race according to their interests.
"The immediate live access of Kangaroo TV makes for a more customised and
personally satisfying experience for devoted Formula 1 race fans. It's a must
have to capture everything and I am glad to see it fully commercially launched
this season," said Alain Charette, Kangaroo TV's Executive VP of Corporate
Development and GM for Europe.
Never before have teams, media or fans had access to such immediate and
intimate race details and succinct data. Fans no longer have to wonder what
happened in sections of the track they can't see from their seat. With the
Kangaroo TV, viewers can catch all the action and keep up to speed.
"Formula One Management is thrilled to have significantly contributed to
the introduction of the Kangaroo TV hand held system at the circuit within
F1," said Bernie Ecclestone. "It's outstanding, and yet another example of how
F1 intends to remain at the forefront of technology, performance and
experience in motorsport. With Kangaroo TV, fans will be able to get closer to
the action than ever before at every F1 event."
Getting closer to the competition makes the F1 event more complete. From
any point of the circuit, spectators have access to live in-car cameras to
ride with their favourite drivers around the track. They can receive
statistics, race telemetry and timing data, or listen to live driver and team
communications which affect strategy and split-second decisions, all from a
device that fits in the palm of their hand.
"This full commercial launch with the most prestigious brand in
motorsports is a key accomplishment for Kangaroo and proves our global
leadership in the emerging market of on-site fan experience improvement," said
Marc Arseneau, Kangaroo Media's CEO. "Moreover it is an important step in our
corporate development strategy as it is a great showcase for other top tier
sports properties in Europe and the rest of the world," he concluded.
Kangaroo TV will have a presence at every race on the 2007 F1 schedule
and will be available to teams and sponsors in the paddock and to the general
public from onsite vending stations or via several WEB outlets.
Kangaroo TV provides access to the main F1 international race broadcast;
in-car driver cameras; team radio audio, including driver-to-pit
conversations; live public address commentary and radio play-by-play when
available; race timekeeping, leaderboard and statistics in real-time; time
delay replays of previous sessions; news and information about the current
event; biographic files on teams, drivers and much more.
About Kangaroo Media Inc.
Kangaroo Media Inc., with its unique product, Kangaroo.TV, gives fans the
superstar experience by letting them create their own live-action sporting
event on site. Its technology delivers video, audio and data in real-time to
each fan's hand-held Kangaroo TV. Kangaroo Media is a market leader and
currently available in several top tier sports properties, and partnered with
internationally renowned brands. Headquartered near Montreal, Canada, Kangaroo
Media is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (www.tsx.com) as KTV. For more
information visit www.kangaroo.tv.
This news release contains forward-looking information. These statements
relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current
expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect
management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available
to management of Kangaroo Media. A number of factors could cause actual
events, performance or results to differ materially from the events,
performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and Kangaroo Media
does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events
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For further information:
For further information: Kangaroo Media: Claude Michaud, Chief Financial
Officer, (450) 595-2004, firstname.lastname@example.org; Investor Relations: Sylvain
Archambault, 1-866-703-4887, email@example.com; Media Relations:
Nadia Petrossi, (514) 781-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org; For images visit
www.Kangaroo.tv; For media who wish to have a demonstration or to experiment
Kangaroo TV, please contact Nadia Petrossi.