5G Will Revolutionise Football on TV - BT
5G will revolutionise football on TV and allow broadcasters to televise more matches than ever, BT Sport claims.
20:00 10 March 2019
BT Sport and EE have recently conducted a live broadcast with remote production over 5G. It was shot at Wembley stadium, hosted by presenters Matt Smith and Abi Stephens and produced remotely by the BT Sport production crew in Stratford.
Providing an explanation as to how the test was carried out, EE said: “The 5G broadcast from Wembley Stadium, using EE’s 5G test network in the stadium, showcases the capabilities of 5G. The test network uses EE’s 3.4GHz spectrum from its first 5G antenna in the stadium, connected to a 10Gbps backhaul link,”
“For broadcasters, EE will deploy 5G network slicing technology to create a broadcast grade network providing the guaranteed latency, bandwidth and quality required for live broadcast. 5G will enable broadcasters to send match footage back to base within minutes, opening up more coverage possibilities and reducing costs by reducing the number of technicians required at each game.”