The 2 Biggest Issues with ASP Webcasts

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Granted it's not as in depth as football or baseball, but pro surfing is a lot more exciting. But the webcast are becoming more and more difficult to watch with each event. Here we take a look at the two biggest issues the ASP is facing when it comes to streaming their live events.

1) Not enough original content
Here we are on the fourth day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters and we're being floored with the same exact stories we've been floored with since Portugal. The World Title Race. You can only spin this so many ways. But it's all the webcasters talk about. Truth is, besides the world title race, there's not much else going on. With the exception of Travis Logie's retirement, the impending Triple Crown Champ and the 2014 ASP Rookie of the Year, there's not much going on. By now we all know it's Medina's World Title to lose. We know that Slater is the man to beat at Pipe and we know Mick Fanning would love to win the event and back to back world titles. No offense to the ASP, because they are doing a great job, but the "story of the day" is getting old really fast.

2) Running the same commercials over and over every 15 minutes
It's been said the definition of INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results. But that's not the case with the commercials we're seeing over and over and over with each ASP Webcast. No offense to the advertisers, because they're all awesome companies, but please, mix it up a little bit. By day four of the event we know every commercial like the back of our hand. We've seen them a million times. Our advice would be that each advertiser puts together at least four to five spots to break the monotony. One just isn't cutting it. It's literally driving us insane every commercial break.

(Image: The two top webcasters are Joe Turpel and Martin Potter. But please, give them something more to talk about. We're sure they would appreciate it, too! Photo courtesy Instagram @JoeTurpel)


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Granted it's not as in depth as football or baseball, but pro surfing is a lot more exciting. But the webcast are becoming more and more difficult to watch with each event. Here we take a look at the two biggest issues the ASP is facing when it comes to streaming their live events.

1) Not enough original content
Here we are on the fourth day of the Billabong Pipeline Masters and we're being floored with the same exact stories we've been floored with since Portugal. The World Title Race. You can only spin this so many ways. But it's all the webcasters talk about. Truth is, besides the world title race, there's not much else going on. With the exception of Travis Logie's retirement, the impending Triple Crown Champ and the 2014 ASP Rookie of the Year, there's not much going on. By now we all know it's Medina's World Title to lose. We know that Slater is the man to beat at Pipe and we know Mick Fanning would love to win the event and back to back world titles. No offense to the ASP, because they are doing a great job, but the "story of the day" is getting old really fast.

2) Running the same commercials over and over every 15 minutes
It's been said the definition of INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results. But that's not the case with the commercials we're seeing over and over and over with each ASP Webcast. No offense to the advertisers, because they're all awesome companies, but please, mix it up a little bit. By day four of the event we know every commercial like the back of our hand. We've seen them a million times. Our advice would be that each advertiser puts together at least four to five spots to break the monotony. One just isn't cutting it. It's literally driving us insane every commercial break.

(Image: The two top webcasters are Joe Turpel and Martin Potter. But please, give them something more to talk about. We're sure they would appreciate it, too! Photo courtesy Instagram @JoeTurpel)

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