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Trial and Error

Using Technology, Using Your Head

May 11, 2007 1:48 PM

File this under the heading of “here’s a station that really gets it.” CBS-owned station KPIX-TV in San Francisco has been capturing video on camera and then streaming it live via the Slingbox.

Yes, the Slingbox. That device that lets you watch your own TV from anywhere in the world.
Check out this video report from CNET on how KPIX uses the technology.

The station says it’s able to deliver reports at a lower cost because it receives the video from the field on a computer, thereby both avoiding the use of a satellite and giving the station the ability to shoot from any location.

KPIX now has a network of Web cams around the Bay Area powered by Sling.


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