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Telstra nets never-before-seen view of Wimbledon with new camera technology

NetCam is being deployed on Centre and No 1 courts

Telstra Broadcast Services has provided its NetCam technology to this year’s Wimbledon Championships, enabling viewers and officials a never-before-seen view of the tournament.

NetCam is being used on both Centre and No 1 courts, where it is being deployed on either side of the net.

Trevor Boal, head of Telstra Broadcast Services said: “After a series of successful debuts in Prague, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris and now London, Telstra’s NetCam is a game-changer in delivering a more immersive broadcast experience for tennis fans around the world. Broadcasting vision from Telstra’s NetCam is a first for The Championships, Wimbledon, enhancing match coverage like never before.”

Paul Davies, head of broadcast and production at The All England Lawn Tennis Club added: “Wimbledon has a rich tradition of broadcast innovation and we are delighted to bring these unique images from NetCam on Centre and No.1 Courts. Never before have our global audiences had the opportunity to get so up close and personal to the action on SW19’s hallowed lawns.”

The NetCam device is the result of several years of research in Telstra’s Globecam facility in Melbourne working closely with tennis authorities and the AELTC to ensure viability. The technology captures live play during the broadcast production with high quality HD, stabilisation and degree of control once only dreamed of. The device includes:

• full HD 1080i/50

• full remote camera control for colour and exposure

• digital pan and image and framing adjustment

• light-weight unit discretely fitted to the net