Eurosport used an augmented reality system to do the innovative interview
Karolina Pliskova, current number one in the world.
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The pandemic of coronavirus He came to change a lot of things on a day-to-day basis, from trying to stay home and, if he did go out, do it well protected, to a hiatus in world sport and new ways of doing journalism, such as holographic interviews.
This Sunday, the sports media Eurosport presented Cube, a special set that works with the help of augmented reality, which drove social networks crazy by conducting a holographic interview with the world’s number one tennis player, Karolina Pliskova, simulating that he was in said study, although he was hundreds of kilometers away, disputing the US Open.
Eurosport today launched the new Cube for our coverage of the US Open and we were thrilled to welcome number one seed @KaPliskova as our first-ever guest in the mixed-reality studio with @Babsschett after her first round win. pic.twitter.com/MC5Wrk6g7i
– Eurosport (@Eurosport) August 31, 2020
The interview had very positive responses from the audience, and there were even those who considered it “the future of live sports”.
This is brilliant! What a fab idea, it’s the future of live sport!
– Karen (@ nerak1359) September 1, 2020
“This is brilliant! What a fabulous idea, it’s the future of live sport! “
This is so fantastic ????
– Rachel Midwood (@ Mildred76) September 1, 2020
“This is so fantastic”
This is amazing. I remember seeing an America news channel a few years ago using a green screen to show people the weather / floods due to a hurricane
– ★ Luke Davies ★ (@LukeDaviesMUFC) September 1, 2020
“This is incredible. I remember watching a US news channel a few years ago using a green screen to show people the weather / flooding due to a hurricane ”
That is an impressive bit of mixed reality (or whatever it’ll come to be known as). I’m sure for the viewer this will be really useful in creating a more immersive discussion platform or used in even more possible scenarios. Bit @StarTrek ‘holodeck’ in the making!
– Paul Ward (@ PaulWard_1) September 1, 2020
“That’s an awesome piece of mixed reality (or whatever it’s called). I am sure that for the viewer this will be really useful to create a more immersive discussion platform or it will be used in even more possible scenarios ”.