DAZN and Vodafone Germany are working together to test transmitting their coverage of Bundesliga matches via 5G.
The companies partnered to trial the technology on the match between Bayern Munich and Greuther Fürth in February.
Before kick-off and after the final whistle, analyst Claudio Pizarro was integrated into the live broadcast from Vodafone’s Düsseldorf Campus via 5G from DAZN’s studio in Ismaning.
Michael Reinartz, director of innovation and consumer services at Vodafone Germany, said: “The potential of 5G for TV broadcasting of sports events is huge. Our 5G network meets the high demands on signal transmission and enables much more flexible use of cameras on site. Broadcasters can record much more material, work more creatively and bring fans even closer to the action on TV. We are very happy about the successful test runs that we are conducting together with our partner DAZN.”
Haruka Gruber, VP media at DAZN added: “DAZN has revolutionised the way fans follow their sport. Together with Vodafone we are now also trying out a small revolution in the way live sport is produced. 5G and the resulting flexibility creates opportunities for DAZN to bring fans even closer to the action on the pitch in an uncomplicated manner.”
Last year Vodafone worked with Sky Deutschland to trial an in-stadium multiview app which enables spectators to see exclusive content and different camera angles on their smartphones via the Vodafone 5G network.