opening ceremonies in Real Video (for 28k modem and up):
SNN reporters hosted a live broadcast of the opening ceremonies of the Canada Winter Games on the World Wide Web, bringing the excitement in Corner Brook to the entire world.
Melanie Reader, a Grade 11 student from Pasadena Academy in Pasadena, and Elliott Sheaves, a Grade Nine student from Presentation Junior High School in Corner Brook were the anchors for the live webcast on Saturday, February 20, 1999.
They, along with Pasadena student Michelle Martin, are covering the Games from February 20 to March 6. SNN will feature regular stories from the reporters over the course of the Games. The stories will also appear on the website of The Sports Network - TSN.
The SNN hosts began their live report from the Canada Games Centre in Corner Brook at 1:22pm (NF time) on Saturday. Melanie and Elliott introduced the host region and gave the audience a taste of what will happen at the Games over the next two weeks. Then, SNN featured live coverage of the opening ceremonies, ending with the lighting of the flame to officially open the Games.
SNN offers special thanks to the people at STEM~Net for handling the technical side of the webcast, New-Tel Communications for supplying the Internet connection, TSN - The Sports Network for their technical assistance and the Canada Winter Games Organizing Committee for helping us organize the broadcast.