National Basketball League (NBA) will resume from 30th July in Walt Disney resort Florida. The matches will be played in empty stadiums i.e. without any spectators in the stadium. There will be virtual fans instead of real fans to keep the morale of players high, for this NBA has signed a deal with Microsoft. Besides that, for the first time in history, robotic cameras will be used to shoot the match.
Microsoft with the help of the latest technology will show around 300 fans on a big screen, for that 3- 17 feet big screens will be installed in the arena. Virtual stands will be filled with those fans who will log in to the team’s app through a specific link. The feature, together mode will be used to do so.
Live matches will be shot using robotic cameras
NBA officials said, that this time some special arrangements have been made to telecast live matches. The cameras will be set near the players, although safety measures will be taken during that, keeping that in mind robotic cameras will be used.
Virtual fans in the arena
NBA with the help of tech giant Microsoft will install big screens in the arena, the screens will be used to get some virtual fans on board. Fans who want to enjoy the match will have to follow a simple procedure, they will connect with Microsoft team app, and faces of around 300 such fans will be shown on 3 big screens that will be installed in the arena.
Head of Microsoft 365 Jared Spataro said, “This new experience—the first to go live as a result of the NBA / Microsoft partnership — gives participating fans the feeling of sitting next to one another at a live game without leaving the comfort and safety of their homes.”
He added, “Players, meanwhile, will experience their energy and support as they dribble down the court and see fans’ real-time reaction. And viewers tuning in to the game from home will feel the crowd’s energy as well as they see the virtual stands filled with fans.”