CES: DIRECTV starts "Massive Gaming League"
Satellite TV giant DIRECTV has announced their creation and broadcasting of a professional gaming league called
the "Massive Gaming League." Their CES press release stated: "Using new technology
that allows for the placement of cameras within an actual videogame, DIRECTV will produce a videogame tournament and
cover it as a sporting event, complete with producer, director and technical crew. Stories of the competitors will be
told via interviews and features, complemented with coverage of their exploits in actual competition. DIRECTV plans to
launch the Massive Gaming League in 2006."
MTV similarly has experimented with broadcasting the more
established Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) finals as part of their GameØRZ week.