So we recently had the opportunity to watch the 2009 ADCCs via an online broadcast, just as we did in 2007. For those of us who were not able to travel to Barcelona to watch the action live, it was a welcome substitute for being there in person, and certainly nicer than having to wait for the DVDs to be released.
Sure, there were people who, either because of user error or for some other technical reason, did not have the same experience they would if they were watching professional sports on their television on a Sunday afternoon. (I had no such issues and had a great time watching.) But assuming that the quality was acceptable, what do you think? Would you pay to watch important jiu-jitsu tournaments like the BJJ World Championship, Abu Dhabi Pro or the Pan-Ams on your computer?
In the comments section of this post, give your thoughts on what would make a good online BJJ broadcast, and what features of the broadcast would make you more likely to pay to watch a jiu-jitsu tournament online!