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Fox Sports uses 5G to give viewers control of its broadcast cameras

Viewers can rotate around the action and zoom in/out during live games as well as use a multi-view option.

Fox Sports is using 5G to put viewers in control of its coverage of the NLCS and World Series baseball events.

The broadcaster has partnered with Samsung to give users of its Fox Sports app on 5G-enabled Android phones the power to control what they see.

A new interactive video player turns the viewer into the director with the ability to rotate around the action and zoom in/out during live games for a closer look at plays at the plate, down-the-line hits or a fastball right on the corner.

Other features of the app include a multi-view option, which offers five unique camera angles from around the diamond; as well as enabling fans to rewind back up to three minutes during live games.

Fox is complementing its broadcast cameras with more than 90 additional proprietary cameras inside Globe Life Park at Arlington, home to the NLCS and World Series. The specialised cameras capture critical moments from a number of new angles and feed the advanced 5G View experience functionality.

“After recently reimagining the Fox Sports app, we’re thrilled to work with Samsung to add this exclusive 5G smartphone experience for the NLCS and World Series,” said David Katz, EVP and head of digital, FOX Sports. This collaboration combines the best of FOX Sports production and mobile user innovation for the fan of the present and future.”