Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The all new YouTXT TXT Service

YouTXT is now the complete TXTing solution. We have rebranded AlertManager, and combined it with the YouTXT Premium shortcode system, to completely integrate the two.

Go to to see the new site.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

CTAS Live 2020 and 2.6 Million Views

On 18th August 2019 CTAS Live reached 2020 Hours of Live Streaming, and over 2.6 Million Live Views.
CTAS Live Streaming started as a small service, but quickly grew as we wanted to provide better service, capacity, durability and reliability. This expansion has included coverage of motorcycle racing events such as NZSBK, Burt Munro Challenge, other sports such as V8Jetsprints, and more recently Rugby League. Since 2010, Ctas Live Video has reached a total of 2.6 Million Live Views.
One of our most important considerations is delivering smooth, reliable video. We wanted to provide a service that people could click on, watch and enjoy, says Grant Collingwood, CTAS Managing Director. You don't need Ultra fast broadband or to be near a cell site, and you can still enjoy our coverage, pretty much anywwhere in NZ, and in most countries around the world.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Live Action Replays

We have implemented new hardware and software so that we are now able to show action replays in slow motion. This feature has been used reliably at the ARL games over the winter, and will now be included in all events, including motorcycle racing and jetsprints.

The image to the right shows how a Replay icon shows up while we are replaying.

After the replay when we switch back to live, a green icon displays for a few seconds to show viewers that the images are live again.

These slow motion replays are recorded in the Live Video recordings, so viewers watching the video after the event, get to enjoy them as well.

Note that we can't stop time, and so we minimise the use and time of these, so that you don't miss any of the live action.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Remote Camera Wireless Signalling

An upgrade to our remote camera setup has enabled improved quality and reliability, with smooth HD video signalling from trackside cameras sending back to our mixer over long distances. We have used this setup at several events now, and it is working well.

The above frame shows an image from remote camera on the Club Circuit at Hampton Dowsn

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ctas Live - On Demand Video Recordings

Ctas Live Streaming Videos are stored and made available Free on the internet, on our On Demand page on the web site. 

Go CtasLive - On Demand for over 3500 videos from several sports events we have Live Streamed and Recorded over the last few years. 

Our Video Recordings are the unedited videos, free of ads and available for your viewing now.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ctas Live Summer 2016/17 Streaming

The following are events we are Live Streaming this summer.

The Shorai Batteries International Motorcycle Classic is at Hampton Downs on Labour Weekend, and is one of NZ's biggest race meetings. This is followed by the beginning of the Auckland Motorcycle Club & Hyosung Cup 2016/17 Series at Hampton Downs.

In December, we have the ITF sanctioned NZTFI Oceania Indigenous Cup being held at Bruce Pulman Park, AK.

V8 Jetsprints National rounds start in December, with most rounds in 2017.