Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City introduce immersive 360-degree coverage

Ruben Hill
February 9, 2019

Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have partnered with Intel to allow their fans to relive matches from every single angle in a pioneering move for immersive football experiences. A Laser Wall feature will also offer viewers a clearer picture as to where players are positioned on the pitch during a game.

Intel does not have a direct agreement with the Premier League's domestic broadcasters but will make the immersive media experiences available to Sky and BT at the home games of the three clubs that they have the official partnerships with.

In a statement, the US tech giant said its technology would be used at the clubs' grounds to "deliver immersive experiences" through its Intel True View system.

The arrival of Intel True View in the United Kingdom has been highly anticipated, particularly among those who have witnessed the benefits of the "volumetric capture" in the National Basketball Association and NFL. 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. The software then re-creates all the viewpoints of a fully volumetric 3D person or object. With this technology, 3D will be enabled, while virtual scenes can be created, allowing users to view replays of key moments from any conceivable angle.

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Intel is already a major presence within sport, holding partnerships with the likes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Spanish soccer's La Liga and Major League Baseball (MLB), while it also powers the National Basketball Association's (NBA) virtual reality broadcasts on TNT.

Fans will soon be able to immerse themselves in stunning 360-degree replays and thrilling match highlights viewable from every angle thanks to a new partnership between Liverpool FC and Intel.

"This technology has the potential to add a new dynamic to how people interact with the game and create different conversations with our fans around the world", Hogan added. "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". We love to be first, both on and off the pitch, so we are delighted to pioneer this game-changing technology at the Etihad Stadium.

'We are sure City fans, and football fans around the world, will love watching handsome football from every angle'.

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