Basketball Games, Playbooks & Coaching Software • Juegos, Playbooks y Software de Entrenamiento de Baloncesto Freeview Play Search spearheads second generation FIBAtv platform FIBA on Thursday
announced the launch of the second generation of the
on-line streaming platform, redesigned with a number of additional and improved features.
The central new feature – the unique new
function – enables users to search for clips of their favourite player within the ever-growing
of games, according to a total of 17 play categories including Dunks, Layups, 3 Pointers, Drives and Rebounds. This unique service, which gives viewers access to and control of many of the greatest moments in the history of the international game, is completely free of charge.
The archive will be constantly updated during the upcoming
FIBA World Championships
and prior to launch,
had amassed over 45,000 clips, stretching back nearly 20 years of
FIBA World and Continental Championships
as well as selected club competitions.
Featured players include
Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Luis Scola, Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Hamed Haddadi, Yi Jianlian, Hedo Turkoglu, Dejan Bodiroga, Shaquille O’Neal, Toni Kukoc
to name but a few. Stars from the women’s game such as
Hortencia, Lauren Jackson, Lisa Leslie and Elena Baranova
are also included in the
Play Search archive
The share functionality enables users to make their play searches available through all the major social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as by simple email.
Among the number of other upgrades,
has reworked the navigation system, making for a more user-friendly experience.
Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member
explained: “The concept of the
online platform, is to enable basketball fans wherever they are to access live and on-demand coverage of full games, as well as highlights and interviews.
“Combined with the extensive coverage of this summer’s forthcoming
FIBA World Championships
, the revolutionary new
function represents yet another step towards making
an unbeatable destination for all followers of international basketball,” he added.
online platform also incorporates
FIBAAsiatv.com, FIBAAmericastv.com, FIBA Europetv.com, FIBA Africatv.com and FIBAOceaniatv.com
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, the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Its main upcoming events are the
2010 FIBA World Championships for Men and Women
, to take place in Turkey and in the Czech Republic respectively.
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