Method of distributing sports entertainment

  • US 8,436,903 B2
  • Filed: 05/10/2011
  • Issued: 05/07/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/10/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for distributing, to at least one individual viewer, video images from a perspective of one or more participants in a racing event, the system comprising:

  • a first video camera attached to a first vehicle of a first of the one or more participants in the racing event and adapted to generate first information regarding video images reflecting the perspective of the first of the one or more participants during the racing event;

    a first transmitter disposed on the first vehicle and adapted to transmit the first information regarding the video images generated by the first video camera during the racing event; and

    receiving and retransmission equipment adapted to receive the first information transmitted from the first transmitter and receive second information transmitted from a second transmitter on a second vehicle during the racing event, the receiving and retransmission equipment being further adapted to direct the first information and the second information to first and second respective channels of a distribution system during the racing event, the distribution system enabling remote viewing by the at least one individual viewer on a television or computer display, wherein the distribution system is a television system, Internet, or other network to which the at least one individual viewer has access,wherein the at least one individual viewer is able to select from among the first channel and the second channel of the distribution system during the racing event and thereby view the video images of the racing event on the television or computer display.

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