April 18, 2013 – Winston-Salem, NC – TrueLook, a leading provider of professional webcam technologies, has been selected to host live webcams from this year’s USBC Open Championships and Women’s Championships. The webcams provide live images and streaming video from the events, allowing bowling fans from around the world to view the tournaments. The 2013 bowling tournaments run until July, and are being held in Reno, Nevada. The webcams are currently available to the public through the Open Championship and Women’s Championship webpages.
This marks the 10th consecutive year that TrueLook has provided live webcams for USBC tournaments. Last year’s webcams attracted more than 54,000 unique viewers, drawing 1.9 million page views and serving over 3.2 million images. Over the last 10 years, TrueLook has served nearly 50 million images to USBC viewers around the world.
“USBC is excited to be expanding live video through TrueLook for the 2013 championships so more bowlers can watch the action and be inspired to participate,” said Jason Overstreet, Managing Director of Marketing and Communications at USBC. “The USBC Open and Women’s Championships are events you have to see to believe.”
TrueLook webcams come in two varieties for this year’s events. Three cameras are streaming live video, and automatically pan themselves across the venue. Other cameras mounted throughout the venue display live images, and can be controlled by the viewers. With these cameras, any number of users can simultaneously aim and zoom to specific areas of the venue without having to wait in a queue. TrueLook webcams also include sharing and saving features, allowing users to capture images and share them via email or social media.
Any of USBC’s nearly 2 million members are eligible to compete in the tournaments. The USBC Open Championships attract 60,000 to 90,000 participants to compete for a prize fund that tops $6 million. The tournament is recognized as the largest participatory sport in the world, and will take place over a four-and-a-half-month period. The tournament includes teams, doubles, and singles. The USBC Women’s Championships involves over 30,000 bowlers competing for a prize fund of nearly $2 million.
TrueLook is the world’s premier interactive webcam system, specializing in construction time-lapse cameras, resort webcams, and live event webcams. For over 15 years, TrueLook has been deploying cameras on every continent of the globe – including the NASA camera on the South Pole. This world wide network of IP-based cameras has captured over 2.2 billion media clips, delivering them to over 100 million users with a 99.999% service up-time. TrueLook has also been a pioneer in IP camera technology, having built the world’s first pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) network camera.