Thursday, April 9, 2009

LiveAirShowTV brings the Barksdale Air Show to the world via Internet Broadcast

APRIL 9, 2009 – PFLUGERVILLE TX - LiveAirShowTV announces its first Internet Broadcast of an air show for the 2009 season. The Barksdale Air Force Base - Defenders of Liberty air show, in Shreveport, LA, will be broadcast live over the Internet on May 9th and 10th. “This is a new beginning in bringing the top air shows to people around the world,” said LiveAirShowTV founder and president, Jeff Lee. “We’re pleased to bring this technology which proved successful at the 2007 Nellis AFB air show to other shows around the country.”

LiveAirShowTV will work in conjunction with the base Public Affairs personnel, and other local television professionals to make this happen. The support from the Barksdale Military Affairs Council has played a key role in making all of this possible.

As air shows continue to thrill and amaze audiences around the country, it’s only natural that technology is integrated to enhance that experience, and bring it to those who can’t be on the ramp. “There’s nothing like being on the ramp at an air show, but if that’s just impossible, it’s my job as a director to be the viewers’ eyes and ears for the event” said Lee. “Anybody can stick a camera out and follow the action, but knowing what’s coming next makes all the difference. Good, entertaining production is just as important as how the signal is broadcast. At the end of the day I want our viewers to feel like they’ve actually been to the show. They’ll just miss the great air show food, and getting the

Sam’s Town Shreveport, a Boyd Gaming property, has stepped up as the presenting sponsor for the broadcast. Jeff has worked with Boyd Gaming for several years on the Las Vegas show. “They’re a huge supporter of aviation and the air show industry, and we’re glad they’re on board with us for the Barksdale show”, said Lee.

The other key team members for the broadcast include Synapse Multimedia for the Internet streaming, and Bluebird Wireless for transmission off the base.

This year’s Defenders of Liberty air show is very unique in that military demo teams from three different countries will be featured. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will fly again this year, along with ‘Fat Albert’ their C-130 support aircraft. The five-member Chilean air force team will be awing the crowds as they fly their Extra 300’s and crowd favorite; the nine-member Canadian Snowbirds will join the show with their beautifully choreographed formations. These teams will be joined by Greg Poe, Shockwave Jet Truck, Air Force Reserve's Ed Hamill, E Team Skydivers, and Vintage War Birds.
This promises to be a very diverse and entertaining air show for thousands of air show fans.

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