In his first league game, swimming in the smallest uniform his coach could produce, he struck out almost every batter he faced. He then scored the winning run in the bottom of the last inning and was mobbed by his happy teammates.
I have the option of picking my favorite camera angle and sticking with it as long as I want. When I look down, I see my camera options.
Peering way up, I view the scoreboard, just like in the arena. Which is exactly what Intel wants. Last year, they streamed seven regular season games in VR, then a selection of playoff games, and the Western Conference Finals.
He sits at one end of the trailer, facing a wall of screens covering every angle of the court. Just next to the servers, at the far end of the trailer, is the broadcast booth where Ready and Hamilton call the game.
The other real standouts are the cameras behind the rim.
Your ability to see the player rotations is unlike anything on regular TV. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an unprecedented time of experimentation in sports broadcasting.
The real innovation will be in how broadcasters use the technology to improve and enhance the sports fan experience. For the last 75 years, TV has been a variation of the same concept: Point a camera at something and tell a story.
For Jayaram, VR is about changing the entire concept. He lives in Toronto.