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NBA Teams Enhancing Fan Experience with High-Tech Replays


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Players will be able to tap 360-degree replay to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Credit: NBA

Six National Basketball Association (NBA) teams are implementing 360-degree video replays in their arenas to augment the fan experience. The technology allows fans to review shots and gameplay by changing the angle, similar to video-game players' use of all-angle replays.

The teams partnered with technology provider Intel to install 38 5K video cameras in their arenas, which work in concert to bring the replays to in-game video boards, TV broadcasts, and fans' devices via social media. The replays not only enhance the fan experience, but also can help coaches and scouts refine player assessments.

Joe Abercrombie with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks called the technology "the wave of the future," adding that it is "one more thing to give people a reason to come" to watch games at the arenas.

From ABC News
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