Streaming/Scoring: It is getting very frustrating now. Last season we were given the promise of Live Streaming for all the qualifiers however this was only for 2 tables and was stopped pretty early on. How hard is it to just put one little camera at the top of the table and stream it on a website. We could also have 1 or 2 tables with commentary and more camera angles. Not sure where live scoring is going now but I don't think it is needed if we get streaming. Hearn said he would move the qualifiers to Sheffield so they could be streamed. None yet.
HD: It seems as if every sport is in HD now, even Darts, but Snooker is only in HD for the World Championships, on Eurosport. Why did BBC not broadcast any of the Worlds in HD despite already having the HD cameras. No other tournaments were broadcast in HD and even Sky Sports didn't put the Premier League in HD. Also, according to Sky Sports Magazine, this seasons tournament will not be in High Definition. Let down.
iPhone Apps: iPhone Apps are one of the biggest things now. However World Snooker only released a dreadful World Championship App, which cost way too much and was released at the end of the Worlds. It didn't work and didn't offer much. Hopefully one will be realeased with news, live scoring and maybe even streaming of events. It can't be too hard to develop and I can imagine there is a market for it.
Video Games: Snooker games are great fun and they are usually released fairly often. However WSC REAL 09, the most recent, was very shoddy presentation wise and not very accurate with real-life. The Top 16 still had to qualify for events. Most were out of date and the 96 players were 2 years out of date! Since then there has been no news of a new game. There is a large fan base for these games and if one came out up-to-date with al l the players and tournaments it would be great.
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