Intel Corporation and the National Football League has announced a collaboration to install Intel freeD™ technology in some of the NFL stadiums before the commencement of the 2017 season.
The stadiums selected for these immersive 3600 replays include the stadiums in Baltimore, Houston and San Francisco. This technology will highlight the game from every angle for the viewers. The technology will also be deployed for fans on NFL’s digital and mobile platforms.
Intel freeD technology will enable football fans experience an innovative, dynamic and immersive play. It will create new levels of creative commentary with its 3600 coverage. It will create innovative perspectives of the games for viewers through “virtual” cameras. All stadiums will be equipped with numerous 5K ultra-high definition cameras with Intel-based servers which will process up to 1 terabyte of data per 15- to 30-second clip. The captured videos will be fed into a control room where a team of producers will select and package the replays.
According to James Carwana, general manager, Intel Sports Group, “The Intel Sports Group is committed to transforming how sports leagues and rights holders can deliver immersive experiences that enhance fan engagement. By integrating Intel technology into select NFL stadiums, we’re enabling unparalleled views of the action to some of the most passionate fans in the world. With Intel’s freeD technology, we’ll offer fans a more immersive viewing experience, draw in new content engagement and push the boundaries of sports innovation.”
According to Vishal Shah, senior vice president of Digital Media for the NFL, “We are very excited to be in partnership with a technology leader like Intel. Fans will be able to experience compelling new vantage points of game action, both at home and in the stadium. We look forward to seeing what we can build together with Intel freeD technology, and driving innovative sports experiences for our fans.”