The UK’s first dedicated snowsports internet TV channel SkiTV.co.uk is launching, promising to showcase the best ski and snowboard films on the internet.
As television and the internet start to merge, users want to choose what they watch, when they want to watch it. SkiTV.co.uk will allow viewers to select films of their choice at any time of day or night. The channel will offer the finest extreme skiing and boarding action as well as leading snowsports events, instructional films, safety guides, resort guides and environmental features.
Laura Chamberlain, Ski Club of Great Britain's Head of New Media and Information says, “Internet TV is taking off in a big way. Over 9 million people in the UK now have broadband in their homes and the number is increasing daily.
Just as the Ski Club led the way by launching skiclub.co.uk over 10 years ago - currently the UK’s most comprehensive snowsports website with over 1 million unique users a year - now the Ski Club are using the latest in technology to stream the best skiing and boarding videos over the internet 24 hours a day.”
SkiTV will stand as its own website, SkiTV.co.uk but will also be linked and promoted from skiclub.co.uk. SkiTV viewers will have unlimited viewing for an annual fee of £10. Ski Club members will have unlimited viewing as part of their membership. SkiTV.co.uk launches on November 1st 2006.