BT backing Ellen MacArthur's record attempt
BT Openworld and Broadband are providing 'live' streaming footage from the Kingfisher2 during its attempt to smash the Jules Verne record. The portal for the event is http://kingfisher.sportal.com.
The site is free for BT Openworld and BT Broadband users, but people from other ISPs can still subscribe for a one off fee of £4.99.
This move towards micro-payments is likely to continue and with broadband the content can be of high enough quality to be worth it. Another current example is The Salon with Channel4 which is available online to Real One subscribers only.
In another bit of sporting news, Ian Buckley, who is the Marketing Manager of Zen Internet, is taking part in the 2003 Exchange & Mart UK F1 Drivers Challenge. The Challenge is due to be televised later in the year on Channel Five, and the final winner will get a 7 year contract that gives the opportunity for a career in motor racing.
The challenge will see Ian competing with 1000 other hopefuls, in six rounds of testing to see who has the skills needed to be a F1 driver. We would like to wish Ian good luck with this challenge, and remind him to keep us updated on his progress. Ian starts from a good position as his most recent triumph was winning a Formula Audi race at Brands Hatch.