Intel is supplying its True View technology to three English Premier League soccer clubs, Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester City to power new features including multi-angle views of play, be the player capabilities, and a laser wall giving viewers a clear picture as to where players are positioned on a pitch. The 5K ultra HD cameras will enable the three big clubs to benefit from Intel's True View, which allows for 360-degree, 3D replays in and the ability to view replays from a player's perspective. Intel have confirmed that all content will be available to broadcasters during live games at the Etihad, Anfield and the Emirates, as well as the partner clubs for use online and on social media.
Beginning on March 10, when Liverpool are scheduled to host Burnley, the USA company's technology should permit viewers to savour the best of the action from the perspective of their choice. Under the terms of the sponsorship deal, Intel will install a network of 38 5K ultra-high definition cameras at the grounds of each of the participating clubs to deliver the enhanced clips.
Intel has previously placed its True View technology in National Football League and NBA venues, as well as LaLiga teams, including at Barcelona's Camp Nou, Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu, Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano and Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Fans and football pundits will be able to access and scrutinize replays created by 360-degrees, and will be able to view actions from the player's perspective. Once content has been captured, the data are processed, with software used to re-create the viewpoints "of a fully volumetric 3D person or object".
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The scrum-half told BBC Sport: "Against a quality opposition like Ireland, you can't release a Test match like that". Losing last week means Ireland's title ambitions are already on the line against Gregor Townsend's men.
"Immersive media experiences continue to create more opportunities for sports teams and leagues to put the fan experience first", said Intel Sports' vice president and general manager James Carwana per The Mail. "We have the chance to transform the experience for fans of one of the world's top sports leagues with our leading and differentiated volumetric technology".
Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer of Liverpool FC, said: "We're delighted to be working with Intel to bring this advanced Intel True View technology to our supporters".
The technology giant added that the system was not meant to be an alternative to Video Assistant Referee (VAR), only a new way to offer "immersive" content to fans.
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