To all those crazy football fans, this year is going to be special for you! Yep, that’s right you’re gonna experience football like never before. Also its gonna be football everywhere so that you don’t miss any of it. This year Worldcup football is going to be streamed live on your mobile phones also its going to be broadcast in 3D. Woo, this is going to be so MUCH FUN!!
From watching live matches on your phone or computer, to seeing the action explode around you in ultra-real 3D or in free outdoor stadium events, the first World Cup to be held on the African continent is set to create new standards in availability.
Though rugby union was the first to experience 3D exposure, the World Cup will see the technology reach a much wider population of sport fans.
Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has announced that 25 matches will be broadcast in 3D, with seven cameras at each of five grounds in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The 2D broadcasts will require 32 cameras at each stadium.
FIFA expects the total audience for the tournament to exceed the 26.89 billion who saw Germany 2006, but only a fraction of that will be watching on 3D according to its director of TV, Niclas Ericson.
“We hope it will be at least a few hundred thousand per match,” he told reporters at FIFA’s 3D launch in April.
U.S. network ESPN is one of three broadcasters to have so far signed up to show live 3D matches, along with Prisa’s Sogecable in Spain and Korea’s SBS, though FIFA expects more to join them.
For those territories without 3D-capable broadcasters, eight matches will be available in digital cinemas and selected venues around the world.
Aruna Media, based in Switzerland as is FIFA, has exclusive non-television 3D rights and plans to broadcast live matches at cinemas and other venues in some 26 countries.
In the United States, ESPN is going big on the World Cup and will have 56 of the 64 matches live on ESPN Mobile TV and VCAST Mobile TV.
Just can’t wait! hope they don’t have Technical Difficulties.