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Delta business brings live games online Action from this weekend's Pacific Midget Regional Championship and Cyclone Taylor Cup to be broadcast. Dave McIlroy, president of 777online.com, has developed new software for live video broadcasts over the Internet. Photograph by : photo by Dave Willis Dave Willis, The Delta Optimist Published: Saturday, April 04, 2009 Fans of junior 'B' and major midget hockey don't necessarily have to head to the arena to watch live games this weekend. Using software developed by local businessman Dave McIlroy, the president of 777online.com, leagues will broadcast action from the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and the Cyclone Taylor Cup live over the Internet. "For an average or a novice user that knows how to type and click a mouse, they can now become a video publisher," said McIlroy, who's also president of the Tsawwassen Business Association. Dave McIlroy, president of 777online.com, has developed new software for live video broadcasts over the Internet. Dave McIlroy, president of 777online.com, has developed new software for live video broadcasts over the Internet. The new software, called MediaManager, also allows organizers to store full games and create highlight packages for on demand viewers. With live video online, "... it's one thing to get it onto a webpage, it's quite another to store that and then have that replay available," said McIlroy. He said there's a good chance the Delta Ice Hawks will have live video broadcasts starting next season. Ice Hawks co-owner George Georgeopoulos said that's a very high probability. "As long as it's good quality we'll be onboard with live streaming next year," he said, noting Delta was the first team in the PIJHL to have live audio streaming last season. Georgeopoulos said it hasn't been decided yet whether or not live video broadcasts would be free for fans. - Pacific Midget Regional Championship action can be seen at www.bchockey.net/MML. - Cyclone Taylor Cup games can be seen at www.cyclonetaylorcup.com. © The Delta Optimist 2009