Inside Intel’s bold plan to personalize live 3D sports broadcasts – PCWorld

Viewers may soon see a big change coming in the way they experience the chills and thrills of live sports broadcasts. It’ll be customizable, interactive, and it will put them at the center of the experience.

If it goes as envisioned, Intel’s multi-year plan will allow viewers to tailor their own live sports broadcasts, and watch events as if they were on the field.

The live sports broadcasts will be available for VR headsets, PCs, and even TVs. The experience will be unlike live sports today, in which the views and angles are selected by the broadcasters.

Instead, viewers in real-time will be able to create their own 3D broadcast of a sports event. Viewers will be able to select any type of view or camera angle they want for the live broadcast.

For example, users will be able to get a bird’s eye view of a touchdown in a football game or a goal in soccer. Alternately, users will be able to view the same experience from a player’s perspective. It depends on what a viewer selects, and many angles will be covered.

Intel’s goal is to roll out this 360-degree live broadcast technology starting in 2019, and the company is working with broadcasters to deliver the real-time interactive experience.

Watching live content is now a linear experience, but live broadcasts tailor-made to viewers will revolutionize the way people watch sports, said James Carwana, general manager at Intel’s sports group.

Intel is already working with a number of broadcasters to deliver these unique 3D experiences in real time to viewers, said Jeff Hopper, general manager of immersive experiences at Intel.

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