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New Sports Documentary “A Giant Awakens” to Support USA’s Attempt to Defend the Olympic Gold Medal — Now Available on DVD

1924 USA Olympic Rugby Gold Medal Team

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010

A Giant Awakens: the Rise of American Rugby looks at the majestic history of American rugby and captures the essence, spirit, and challenges of the game in America today. This film showcases all levels of American rugby from youth to the USA national teams in this inspiring 60-minute HD sports documentary by BIN15 Productions.

Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Sylvain Doreau, the journey begins in the late 1800′s and runs through Olympic glory in the 1920′s, including the separation from gridiron American football. The journey continues after rugby’s 50-year near hibernation and participation in the Rugby World Cups. The finale addresses the new Olympic opportunity for rugby in 2016.

The film includes vintage footage from the American gold medal match that Sylvain helped uncover in France last year from the 1924 Olympics. With action-packed highlights set to music from today’s top independent bands from the San Francisco Bay Area and interviews with key players and administrators, A Giant Awakens is a must see for any sports fan.

20% of the film’s revenue supports youth rugby and will help develop the American team that will attempt to defend the gold medal in 2016.

Help the next generation of American rugby Olympians defend the gold! Help us communicate with sports fans, athletic boys and girls, documentary fans, history fans, rugby fans, athletic children, parents with athletic children, school administrators, athletic directors, and PE teachers.

Go to to view the film’s trailer and to purchase your own copy of A Giant Awakens. The retail price on the site is $ 24.99. Volume discounts for gifts, teams, fundraising, and resellers are also available on the site.

About BIN15 Productions

BIN15 Productions is a content creation production company who specializes in sports documentaries and behind the scenes for film and television. Rugby is our passion and our goal is to become the “NFL Films of Rugby” by creating memorable stories and capturing legendary images through stunning cinematography and full surround sound.

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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 7, 2004

Despite the fact that less than two million U.S. households actually received a high-definition feed of the summer Olympics – with less than one million actually tuning into the HD programming – this was the most extensive consumer exposure to HDTV programming and technology to date. According to a new report from research consultancy The Diffusion Group, while HD Olympic coverage may have left many sophisticates complaining about limited selection and delayed programming, it nonetheless introduced the concept of high-definition television to a new and much more mainstream market.

However, exposure to HDTV is not the same as purchasing an HDTV or signing up for an HD service. “One of the primary constraints to widespread HDTV diffusion is the widespread confusion among consumers as to what exactly HDTV is and does,” says Scott Kipp, consulting analyst with The Diffusion Group. “Although the critics of NBC’s HD coverage are correct in many ways, there is no doubt that NBC’s positioning of HD content and the vendors who leveraged the Olympics as a means of advertising HDTV solutions have had an impact on the general public’s awareness of HD.”

“By 2008, more than 40% of U.S. households will own an HD-ready TV but only 16% will be able to enjoy HD content – even when it is given away for free,” Kipp continues. “There is a difference between being ‘HD-ready’ – that is, while the TV supports HD there is no HDTV receiver present – and ‘HD-consuming’ – which implies the existence of both an HD monitor and HD receiver.”

TDG’s latest report, HDTV Service Providers: Competitive Analysis & Forecasts, examines the various HD services offered to U.S. consumers, as well as quantifies the penetration of and likely demand for HD technology and services through 2010. HDTV Service Providers: Competitive Analysis & Forecasts is now available for purchase on the Company’s website,

About The Diffusion Group

The Diffusion Group is a “think tank” of consumer technology analysts charged with providing timely, actionable intelligence designed to best position new consumer technologies for rapid diffusion. TDG is committed to providing market research and strategic consulting services based on conservative, real-world analysis and market forecasts grounded in consumer research. For more information about The Diffusion Group, visit our website at

Media Contact:

Andy Tarczon

The Diffusion Group


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