Immersive Basket Experience: Sky, Fastweb and NVP for the Euroleague

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Sky Italia, Fastweb e NVP launch the project Immersive Basket Experiencepresented today at MIA (International Audiovisual Market), to show the matches of Euroleague of Olimpia Milan with 360 ° cameras connected in 5G. To bring all the fans directly to the Milanese arena.

Sky Italia, Fastweb and NVP launches Immersive Basket Experience

In matches al Milan Forum di Assago 6 360 ° cameras will be installed. The cameras will be connected to each other with one rete 5G stand alone a 26GHz, made by Fastweb with two interconnected 5G antennas. In this way they will be able to contribute with these very high resolution images to the remote direction of Sky.

The project “Immersive Basket Experience“Won the announcement “5G Audiovisual 2022” of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE). A case in which sport leads to the development and experimentation of technologies that could become widely used in a few years.

Massimo Bertolotti, Senior Director of Communication & Infrastructure from Sky, explains that: “With this project, carried out together with two industry leaders such as Fastweb and NVP, we will produce live events in immersive mode. We will do this by applying a more flexible, agile and scalable production model, anticipating the possible applications of t5G technology in the production and broadcasting sector “.

Also Fabrizio Casati, Chief Wholesale Officer from Fastweb, talks about it enthusiastically. “Thanks to the integration of 5G we will be able to give fans a new experience of using the images, projecting ourselves among the most innovative countries in Europe”.

Ivan Pintabona, Chief Technology Officier from NVPexplains that “The project opens up a really interesting topic, as finally the application of the benefits linked to 5G connectivity, is applied in the broadcast field and inserted in a well-defined production workflow, aimed at the spectator’s use of an innovative and immersive product. We worked on the design phase with great passion and now we can’t wait to move on to the field test phase ”.

The trial will start on October 14 with the home debut ofOlimpia Milano in the EuroleagueWith the’Alba Berlin. We are curious to see up Sky Sport One the result. But in the future Sky promises other modes of use. We will keep you posted.