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NBA FINALS NOTES: FANS CAN BE A SCORSESE WITH NBA.CAM
Published June 4, 1998
For the first time in the NBA Finals, Web users can control robotic cameras in the Delta and United Centers' to choose their viewing options on NBA.com, according to Steve Fidel of the DESERET NEWS. NBA.com has positioned eight "tiny cameras" just above and behind the bank of network TV cameras at the Delta Center, and will do the same at the United Center -- a set-up which the NBA refers to as NBA.cam. Web users can click on NBA.cam to view the different camera shots, and Fidel wrote that the performance of the cameras depend on the number of Web users who are accessing the image. If a camera is idle, a fan can control it directly, but if they are busy, the system "will return a picture another fan may have selected a few seconds to a few minutes earlier." The NBA tested NBA.cam at the All-Star Game with two cameras (Steve Fidel, DESERET NEWS, 6/3). The link for NBA.cam in located on NBA.com's main page. WORLDWIDE EVENT: The NBA said that media credentials have been issued to 237 international journalists from 38 countries for the NBA Finals. When the Bulls won their first title in '91, there were 51 international credentials issued, representing 11 countries. In Boston, Peter May: "Sounds like commissioner David Stern's globalization policy is working quite nicely" (Peter May, BOSTON GLOBE, 6/4).