Initial Press release TourWatch 2005
Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com
TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas. The event website is http://touroftexas.com
The Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).
The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61? large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet.
The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour. Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.
Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).
The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.
If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.
July 2 - 24
Live 8 - 10:30 am
Re-air 11 - 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 - 6 pm
7 - 7:30 pm
7:30 - 10 pm
11 - 1:30 am
Mon 6 Jun 2005
We’re looking for volunteers. If you’d like to help with the event (and you don’t have to be in Austin, Texas to help), email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re very happy with the way our podcast and video of Lance’s sendoff event on May 19, 2005 in Austin, Texas came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his interview, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (”race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.
TourWatch 2005 will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market in Austin, Texas from July 2 through 24, it will be a public viewing party of the Tour de France. We’ll have a large screen television which will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.
Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.
We need volunteers for the event in Austin and around the world. Email email@example.com