QuesTec's TennisProView-TM-Served Around the World; Technology featured during broadcasts to 150 countries
DEER PARK, NY/WEISBADEN, Germany--(BW SportsWire)--Nov. 2, 1999--Long Island-based QuesTec Imaging, Inc. (NASD-BB: QSTI) and Live Motion Company (LMC) of Wiesbaden, Germany complete coverage of this year's Eurocard-Open (www.eurocard-open.de) tournament from Stuttgart, Germany.
QuesTec and LMC produced TennisProView(TM) for German state-owned ZDF (www.zdf.de) and ARD (www.ard.de) television networks. During the tournament TennisProView was featured on the World-Feed which was transmitted to 150 countries, and broadcast by such networks as BBC, ESPN, EuroSport, and Sky. This event marks QuesTec's first international broadcast coverage during an ATP Mercedes Super 9 tournament, and brings QuesTec's total coverage to date of professional tennis for the 1999 season to 10 tournaments. TennisProView will be featured during ZDF's coverage of this week's WTA Sparkassen Cup International Grand Prix tournament in Leipzig, Germany; televised coverage begins Thursday, November 4.
QuesTec will close out the 1999 season with a return to the ATP World Championship in Hannover, Germany for host-broadcaster ZDF television, November 22 - 28. TennisProView is a real-time video- and computer-based tracking and scoring system that creates virtual replays for television and a behind-the-scenes analysis tool for commentators. TennisProView is available for all pre-match, match and post-match coverage of center court singles action. Tennis fans are treated to a unique perspective of different types of serves, match serve patterns, Aces and close line calls. QuesTec debuted TennisProView at the 1998 ATP World Championship, Hannover, Germany. Since its debut, TennisProView has been featured during the Sybase Open, Kroger/St. Jude, Franklin Templeton, Lipton Championship, Family Circle Cup, French Open, Gerry Weber Open, Mercedes Cup Stuttgart, the Hamlet Cup and the Eurocard-Open.
Felix Marggraff, principle of LMC, said: "The response to TennisProView(TM) has been overwhelming. We are rapidly becoming a must-have on European televised tennis coverage, and discussions are underway with broadcasters, rights holders and sponsors around Europe. The TennisProView(TM) technology gets better with each production. The integration of QuesTec and LMC has allowed us to establish a powerful presence in Europe for real-time virtual replays and sports technology in general. We enable our European broadcast clients to present their viewers with real-time unique and informative content that is simply not available through any other means."
QuesTec's TennisProView technology is the only interactive real-time, virtual replay system available for live televised tennis. TennisProView instantly captures, quantifies, and displays the speed, path and location of serves. QuesTec's TennisProView technology is currently being marketed to television networks and sponsors as an analysis tool for commentators and an instant virtual replay system for televised tennis.
"QuesTec's coverage of this year's Eurocard-Open is our first full week of televised coverage for Tennis. The complete 7 days of on-air usage of TennisProView by the networks is a testament to the system's installation ease, real-time data capture and replay speed", stated Dan Beard, QuesTec's sports television director. "Our work in Europe has not only allowed us to fine tune the many features now offered by TennisProView, it has also allowed us to work on and expand our product offerings. QuesTec's business and product development team has spent more than 14 weeks working with broadcasters, athletes and commentators in Europe this year. These efforts have greatly enhanced and enriched the products and services we are able to offer our clients both here and abroad."
QuesTec provides real-time motion capture, replay and analysis products for sports entertainment, display media, business and industry. The company develops real-time virtual replays and eSports(TM) technology for mainstream professional sports and entertainment. QuesTec's technology offers unique content and visualization for the convergence of today's emerging digital media.
eSports(TM) and TennisProView(TM) are registered trademarks of QuesTec Imaging, Inc.
For more information on QuesTec Imaging, Inc. contact Michael Russo at (516) 243-1880 or visit http://www.questec.com. This news release was prepared by management and they accept responsibility for its contents and forward-looking statements. Michael Russo - President