As we move further into the 21st century, there’s a greater demand than ever for fans to have a more immersive sporting experience.
Gone are the days where a simple television broadcast serviced our sporting needs. Now we require ultra-slow motion replays, incredibly detailed statistics, and a vast amount of intricate camera angles to deliver us into the heart of the sporting action.
Ultra-connected Sporting Events
As major sporting events are a massive spectator sport, it’s only natural that fans will want to share their latest experiences in an instantly online.
However, many sporting arenas simply weren’t designed with the conception of the online environment in mind. This is why great steps have recently been taken in the NFL to provide fans with a much improved Wi-Fi coverage to enjoy and share their sport experiences.
This is especially important with sites like Betting Sports that allow fans to bet with the latest American Football odds on a variety of constantly updated statistics that require accurate and up to date information.
Thankfully, as USA Today have noted, the modern football stadium provides a range of apps that can do everything from ordering food to monitoring instant replays.
And with the likes of Extreme Networks catering for a phenomenal demand of over a terabyte of data being transferred over the average game day, it looks like the simple spectator sport is becoming increasingly connected.
360 Degree Views
We’re all well used to the evermore intricate camera angles that are able to provide us with some great shots of sporting events at a variety of speeds.
However, the latest 360-degree video of a football game between Oregon University and Michigan State created by Mode Adjust signals a new dawn for the sports viewing experience.
By simply mounting several miniature cameras on a specially designed player’s helmet, fans were able to get straight in the heart of the action, and were even able to choose the angle from which to view the game.
The potential consequences of this are immense. Now fans could soon be able to ‘jump-on-board’ with their favorite player for the duration of a game, and see exactly how they are able to deal with the run of events.
And as technology becomes smaller and more remote, there’s a limitless possibility for sharing the best in sporting action. This is especially so when combined with YouTube’s recent introduction of their own 360 degree channel that looks to capitalize on this brand new trend.