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Super Bowl fans to be offered immersive 5G experience

US telecommunications company Verizon will be offering fans of this year's Super Bowl a range of 5G-powered experiences via the NFL app.

Super Bowl fans to be offered immersive 5G experience

Whether the fans are watching at home or at the Raymond James Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl LV, they will be offered an immersive and interactive viewing through Verizon’s 5G SuperStadium on the NFL application.

Owners of the Apple iPhone 12 will be offered five different camera angles from around the stadium that they can access. As well as this, they will also be able to look at project AR overlays of NFL’s next gen statistics.

Furthermore, Verizon Media’s Watch Together will be offering a free co-viewing experience on the Yahoo Sports Mobile app, which will mean that friends and family will be able to watch the Super Bowl on their mobile phones.

On top of all of this, Verizon will be offering even more fan experience, with the creation of the new Verizon 5G Stadium, which is made in the Fortnite Creative video game. This will allow fans to communicate with NFL athletes and professional gamers.

Verizon has said they’ve invested more than US$80million enhancing it’s network ahead of the Super Bowl, with the stadium and surrounding areas receiving substantial 5G enhancements.

Chief marketing officer at Verizon, Diego Scotti said: “With 5G, we are beginning to see the transformation of various industries and the innovation that comes with it,”

“Reimaging live events is one of the best use cases for the power of 5G. During a year like this one, it is a thrill to transform the Super Bowl experience by creating a first-of-its-kind virtual stadium in Fortnite that brings a new level of gaming to life, while at the same time we’re innovating the in-stadium experience.”

The Super Bowl for the 2020/21 season is set to take place this Sunday at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, at 23:30 GMT. The Kansas Chiefs go into the game as favourites, as they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Author: Fred Dobberson