Method of distributing sports entertainment

  • US 7,956,892 B2
  • Filed: 09/11/2006
  • Issued: 06/07/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for distributing video images from a perspective of one or more participants in a racing event to at least one individual viewer, the method comprising the steps of:

  • operating a first video camera attached to a first vehicle of a first of the one or more participants during the racing event to generate first information regarding video images reflecting the perspective of the first of the one or more participants, wherein the first video camera is directionally repositionable by at least one of the one or more participants or others during the racing event;

    operating a second video camera attached to a second vehicle of a second of the one or more participants during the racing event to generate second information regarding video images reflecting the perspective of the second of the one or more participants, wherein the second video camera is directionally repositionable by at least one of the one or more participants or others during the racing event;

    providing receiving and retransmission equipment adapted to receive the first information and the second information during the racing event, wherein the receiving and retransmission equipment is further adapted to direct the first information to a first channel of a distribution system and the second information to a second channel of the distribution system during the racing event, wherein the distribution system is a television distribution system, the Internet, or other network to which the at least one individual viewer has access;

    receiving the first information and the second information at the receiving retransmission equipment during the racing event;

    directing the first information to the first channel of the distribution system and the second information to the second channel of the distribution system during the racing event,whereby the at least one individual viewer is able to select from the first and second channels during the racing event and thereby view the video images of the racing event on a television screen or computer monitor screen; and

    providing the first information to a display based on the at least one individual viewer'"'"'s selection of the first channel, such that the individual viewer views the racing event from the perspective of the first of the one or more participants.

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