BBC Teaming Up With EE to Bring Instant Smartphone Replays at FA Cup Final
Who wants to miss certain football highlights, or goals of the evening? I bet nobody. Well BBC does not want you to miss any of it either. The broadcasting company is teaming up with EE for bringing you the best multi angle instant replays right into your smartphones.
This feature was tested today (May 30) on ground for the first time during the Arsenal vs. Aston Villa match at the FA Cup Final.
Allegedly, the instant replay feature will be depending on 4G broadcasting speed. While millions of devices will be trying to access the same footage at the same time, the 4G broadcast technology will help resolve the issue and provide the best user experience.
Similar to a Terrestrial Broadcast (TV), the streaming or replaying of footage will not have the limitation of bandwidth application. Instead it will use 4G from mobile phones.
All football fans can now watch the live action from different angles and even replay incidents occurring during the match right from the ease of their mobile phones. This gives users a whole new perspective and view of the match.
This is not the first time that BBC is testing a feature supported by 4G. In 2014, BBC carried out its first 4G broadcasting in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games. It further plans on carrying out the trials and tests at Wimbledon next month.
BBC plans on broadening the service to the public as well. For now, they aim to provide it to public by next year i.e. 2016, however data charges might be an issue. Apparently, a user can stream up to 800 MB in a single match and comparing EE price range, I believe it is going to be an issue for a lot of people.