News 13 Apr 2015

NRGTV issues apology following Appin streaming outage

Full MX1, MX2 and MXD motos set to be uploaded in HD on YouTube.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

MX Nationals broadcast partner NRGTV has issued the following apology and explanation regarding the failure of Appin’s live streaming – which is embedded on at each event – on Sunday:

NRGTV wishes to apologise for the issues attaining to the live stream at round two of the MX Nationals on the weekend.

NRGTV can now confirm that there were problems with the satellite as well as the internet output from the track, that in turn affected the broadcast at round two.

Investigations are now underway with both the Australian and American external providers of the live stream, to pin point the exact areas that caused the issues with the broadcast.

The MX Nationals prides itself on being innovative and is constantly exploring new technologies – with that in mind at times there will be issues, however both the MX Nationals and NRGTV will always endeavor to find solutions and prevent problems from reoccurring.

MX Nationals series promoter Kevin Williams shared these words this morning, explaining the MX Nationals commitment to delivery of it’s product.

“Like our viewers, we are equally as disappointed with the issues we had with the live streaming of racing on the weekend,” he said. “We are forging new territory across the board with technology, and at times when exploring these new territories, there are going to be failures.

“We are committed to continuing to improve the series, and develop new and cutting edge ways to deliver the sport we all love to our fans. Australian internet may not be quite ready for what we are trying to achieve, but nevertheless we will keep on trying.

“Despite any issues we face, we are not going to stop pushing to perfect our MX Nationals program, and we will continue to develop and fine tune new and exciting initiatives such as the live stream of racing into the future.”

NRGTV can now confirm the second races for the MX1, MX2 and MXD classes will be uploaded to YouTube in high definition as soon as possible.