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Football: New TV Technology to Take Fans 'Inside the Game'

By Channel News Asia

February 11, 2019

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Intel has partnered with the U.K.-based soccer teams Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal to introduce its state-of-the-art True View system to each team's respective stadium.

True View, which was used in TV coverage of this year's Super Bowl and to bring fans courtside in National Basketball Association games, allows 360-degree replays of all the key moments in a game.

In addition, the technology will allow viewers to experience winning goals, flying saves, or last-ditch tackles from the perspective of the players on the field.

The system uses 38 5K ultra-high-definition cameras to capture vast quantities of "volumetric data," or three-dimensional (3D) pixels.

Then, Intel's servers analyze the data to provide 3D replays from every conceivable angle.

Said Manchester City's Damian Willoughby, "It's about how we enhance the fans' experience and give our global audience a deeper experience of the content around the game."

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