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ITU releases Smart TV app for live race broadcasts

ITU announce the release of Smart TV app to allow users to watch WTS races live...

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced the release of a Smart TV app for live broadcasts of the World Triathlon Series via ITU’s online TV portal, triathlon.org/tv. The app is now available, ready for the ITU World Triathlon Madrid, which takes place on 1-2 June.

Smart TVs converge online properties with traditional television programming through interactive media and on-demand streaming. The integrated approach allows customers the opportunity to combine all digital entertainment in one location.

The app is provided as an additional service to subscribers of triathlon.org/tv, simplifying the process of accessing the live and on-demand streaming video of all ITU World Triathlon Series events on Smart TVs. In addition to the live broadcasts, triathlon.org/tv also offers 14 magazine shows, which feature race highlights, athlete interviews, and behind-the-scenes action from both WTS and World Cup events.

The triathlon.org/tv app was created by NetRange, a global provider of brand-independent Smart TV portal solutions as well as the world’s most successful service provider for the development of Smart TV applications.

The app will be made available on Samsung devices and all Smart TVs or set-top boxes with a NetRange portal, such as Loewe, Sharp, IKEA, Thomson, or HD+ / SES Astra, in 69 countries across Europe and the Americas.

“We are very confident triathlon.org/tv subscribers will find the app a huge benefit to their viewing experience,” said NetRange CEO, Jan Wendt. “Triathlon fans can now quickly access the broadcasts both live and as video on demand via a streamlined and simplified experience that eliminates traditional internet browsers.”

For more information go to triathlon.org/tv

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