November 1, 2012
For more than 10 years, the American Quarter Horse Association has provided live Web streaming of its world shows.
Initially, streaming was a simple webcam; however, as technology has progressed, the live webcam at the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open AQHA World Championship Show has made it possible to share the show with thousands of fans, family and friends around the world.
Through the years, AQHA has heard from directors, members and fans that they would like to have a higher quality webcast. Additionally, the Association has had feedback concerning the impact the webcast has on show attendance and a lack of fairness to those who choose to attend and pay admission for the show. AQHA listened to all of those concerns with the goal of providing a World Show-caliber viewing experience for every spectator – whether in person or online.
AQHA is contracting with Roberts Communications to provide live video distribution for the World Show this year.
With the proper hardware and software on the users’ end, AQHA anticipates that the quality of the Web stream will increase significantly. By partnering with Roberts Communications, AQHA’s goal is to produce a clearer live stream with fewer interruptions, creating an improved experience for online viewers.
However, to provide this service in answer to the feedback AQHA has received through the years, viewers will be charged a nominal access fee to view the webcast. For the entire show, you can watch the webcast for only $24.95. Or if viewers prefer, they can purchase a single week’s worth of watching for $14.95 (Friday, November 2, through Friday, November 9, or Saturday, November 10, through Saturday, November 17). Friends and family who might be interested in just watching one or two classes will be able to purchase 24 hours of access for just $4.95.
You can also purchase all preliminary and finals classes on DVD or download them through the official World Show videographer: Envision! Film and Video and click on “DVDs for Purchase.”
Adobe Flash Player 11
*Adobe Flash Player 10 has completely dropped support for Windows 98, Windows ME, Macintosh OSX 10.1 - 10.3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. If you are using any of these operating systems, you are required to install an older version of Flash, which you can find by clicking here.
The stream may not be compatible with all mobile devices.