DALLAS, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replay Technologies, Inc., the leader in revolutionary 360-degree sports replays, today announced a strategic partnership with Globo - Brazil's leading media and entertainment television producer – in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Through its various partnerships with TV networks and manufacturers, sports organizations, properties and technology companies, Replay Technologies continues to integrate with leading broadcast partners to bring their freeD™ (free dimensional video) product to sports fans worldwide.
Replay Technology and Brazil's Globo have reached a deal to install the freeD™ ARENA system at the historic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Through this partnership, Globo has the option to install future freeD™ ARENA systems in other stadiums around Brazil.
"We're thrilled to be able to work with Globo to bring their soccer viewers the very best perspectives of in-game action for the ultimate watching experience, at one of the most iconic stadiums in the world," said Aviv Shapira, EVP, Operations and Programs for Replay Technologies.
Globo presents 220 football games per year, through its free to air broadcast network. With freeD™, Globo will now showcase never before seen angles of soccer action within their sports broadcasts.
"Through this partnership, we are excited to install our first ever ARENA system for soccer, consisting of 5K Ultra HD cameras, which will deliver unparalleled, best-in-class footage of each match," said Shapira. "Globo has allowed us to push the limits of our technology to provide this game-changing video."
"This new technology, unprecedented in Brazil, is first in the industry to illustrate moves and clarify questionable challenges by showing angles which have never before been seen on the field. It will bring immense wealth to football broadcasts on Globo," emphasizes Renato Ribeiro, Director of Globo Sports.
About Replay Technologies
Our vision is to power the next big revolution in video by using our proprietary freeD™ technology to create novel viewing experiences. Ultimately, we believe the viewing experience of most broadcast related events, from sports to news to film, will be 'freed' from the limitation of what had been shot by physical cameras, raising both the storytelling possibilities and the user immersion possibilities to whole new levels.
We aim to disrupt the fundamental operating cost structure for broadcasting, cinema and other fields (biomedical, security, etc.) by the implementation of new viewing angles and un-manned cameras where none existed in reality. For more information, please visit: www.replay-technologies.com or www.freeD.tv.
Globo is one of the largest media companies in the world, and produces around 2,400 hours of entertainment and 3,000 hours of journalism per year in Brazil. Through its network, the broadcaster covers 98.6% of the Brazilian territory, reaching 99.5% of the population. Recognized for its production quality, the company has already been presented with 10 international Emmys. The international operations of Globo include seven pay-per-view television channels and a production and distribution division that distributes Brazilian sports and entertainment content to more than 190 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: www.redeglobo.globo.com
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