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BT Sport hints at timeline for AR holographic broadcasts

By 12th November 2020 November 13th, 2020 No Comments

BT Sport director of mobile strategy, Matt Stagg, was speaking at the Broadcast Sport Tech Innovation Forum


BT Sport director of mobile strategy, Matt Stagg, has hinted that consumers could be viewing augmented reality holographic broadcasts within the next few years.

Stagg revealed the news to attendees of the Broadcast Sport Tech Innovation Forum, while describing his work as part of the 5G Edge XR project – a government funded scheme aiming to demonstrate how 5G will allow sports fans to view events immersively.

It could be sooner than you think for holographic viewing to become available to the public, according to Stagg.

“I’m very very confident in the next couple of years you’ll be watching sport, or dance, or teaching holographically, in full volumetric,” he said.

BT is working alongside TheGridFactory, Condense Reality, Dance East, Bristol University and Salsa Sound on the project, as well as telecommunications company EE for the 5G access.

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