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The Four Hills Tournament in High Definition

New production technoligies will enhance the experience for spectators

For the first time in history of the Four Hills Tournament all four jumping events in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen will be produced by the host broadcasters ARD, ORF and ZDF in High Definition: Spectators can see the world’s best ski jumpers in unprecedented brilliance and resolution on the their TV screens at home. TV viewers can also look forward to experience the jumping events from new and extraordinary viewpoints.

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ZDF will broadcast the event from Oberstdorf with a total of 33 cameras including a Fly-Cam which covers the flight of the athletes from take-off to landing. ARD (represented by Bayerischer Rundfunk) will test in Garmisch-Partenkirchen a new remote controlled analysis camera which is located at the calculation point of the hill. The images of this camera will give the TV spectators the impression as if the athletes will jump directly into their living rooms. In addition both broadcasters will signals from cameras installed in helicopters.

At the beginning of each event the former Austrian world cup participant Florian Liegel will jump down each hill with a camera mounted on his helmet. The spectators at the events will see the images from the helmet camera on large LED displays at the venue. Also for the first time the ski jumping fans in the arenas will see the “magic line” – formerly only seen by TV viewers. LED technology will display the so-called “best-to beat line” onto the landing area, indicating how far the athlete has to jump to lead the competition.

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Technical Specifications of the Jumping Hills

Time Schedule

OBERSTDORF
• Tuesday, 28.12.2010
14.00 Uhr Official training
16.00 Uhr Qualification
20.00 Uhr Tournament Night

• Wednesday, 29.12.2010
14.30 Uhr Trial round
16.00 Uhr 1. Scoring round
afterwards Final round
afterwards Award ceremonie in stadium

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
• Friday, 31.12.2010
11.30 a.m. Official Training, Great Olympia Hill HS140
01.45 p.m. Qualifikation, Great Olympia Hill HS140
 
• Saturday, 01.01.2011
12.00 a.m. Trial round, Great Olympia Hill HS140
02.00 p.m. 1. Scoring round, Great Olympia Hill HS140
afterwards Final round, Great Olympia Hill HS140
afterwards Award ceremony in Olympic Stadium

INNSBRUCK
• Sunday, 02.01.2011
10.00 a.m. Entrance to stadium
12.00 a.m. Official Training
01.45 p.m. Qualification
08.00 p.m. Greetings of the Officials

• Monday, 03.01.2011
10.00 a.m. Entrance to stadium
12.30 a.m. Trial round (50 participators)
01.45 p.m. 1. Scoring round (50 participators)
afterwards Final round
afterwards Award ceremony in stadium

BISCHOFSHOFEN
• Wednesday, 05.01.2011
02.00 p.m. Official Training (two rounds)
04.00 p.m. Qualification

• Thursday, 06.01.2011
03.30 p.m. Trial round (50 participators)
04.00 p.m. 1. Scoring round (50 participators in ko-mode)
afterwards Final round (30 participators)
afterwards Prize giving ceremony in the outrun of the stadium

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