Trail Blazers Press Release

Online Streaming FAQs

10/27/10
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    The following are some frequently asked questions regarding online streaming of live games on trailblazers.com. Click here for the release detailing what games will be available.

    What are the technical specifications?

    In order to receive a high-definition broadcast, you need a broadband connection, such as DSL or Cable, with a download rate of at least 1.5Mbps. Viewing in standard definition requires a download rate of at least 1.0Mbps.

    Additionally, your computer must meet the following specifications:

    Windows/PC Version:

    • Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz or Intel Core 1.6GHz (SSE2-enabled processor required for AMD systems)
    • 512MB of RAM
    • 50MB of available hard-disk space for installation
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
    • Microsoft DirectX compatible sound card and display adapter

    Macintosh Version:
    • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or higher
    • Safari 3/ Firefox 3 browser or higher
  2. We recommend using Safari for best experience

  3.  • Any Mac with Intel CPU
    • Recommended memory is 512MB but is not mandatory.
    • Flash Player 9,0,28,0 or higher.

    Which browsers are supported for the embedded viewer?

    Microsoft IE version 6.0 and above
    Mozilla Firefox version 2.0 and above
    Safari 3 on MacOSX and above

    Does everyone have access to the games online?
    Because of NBA broadcast requirements, the Trail Blazers are only allowed to stream the games within our broadcast territory, which includes Oregon and Southwest Washington. Fans outside of the 150-mile broadcast radius should have online access to all Trail Blazers games via NBA League Pass Broadband.

    Will the games be archived so I can watch them on demand?
    No. Unfortunately, the NBA has not yet approved teams to offer video on demand services.

    Can I watch the game on my mobile phone?
    No. NBA guidelines to not currently permit streaming to mobile phone devices.

    How will watching online be any different than watching the TV broadcast?

    1) The opportunity to stream online opens up many new opportunities to present the game and the conversation around the game. The Webcast will feature a simulcast of KGW’s broadcast, augmented by real-time stats, live blog commentary, fan feedback and more.

    2) The stream allows you to take the broadcast with you, to work, to the airport gate or anywhere else you may not have access to a television.

    3) The announcement provides new access to these games for a very small percentage of fans in remote parts of the region who are not served those broadcasts in their markets. 

    Schedule

    Opponent Date Time
    Phoenix 10/26/10 7:00 PM PST
    Oklahoma City 11/12/10 6:30 PM PST
    New Orleans 11/13/10 5:00 PM PST
    Phoenix 12/10/10 6:00 PM PST
    Golden State 12/25/10 7:30 PM PST
    Utah 12/27/10 6:00 PM PST
    Utah 12/30/10l 7:00 PM PST
    Phoenix 01/14/11 7:30 PM PST
    Sacramento 01/24/11 7:00 PM PST
    Denver 02/02/11 6:00 PM PST
    LA Lakers 02/23/11 7:30 PM PST
    Dallas 03/15/11 7:00 PM PST
    LA Lakers 03/20/11 7:00 PM PST
    San Antonio 03/25/11 7:00 PM PST
    Oklahoma City 03/27/11 5:00 PM PST
    LA Lakers 04/08/11 7:00 PM PST

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