Footy fans get new TV focus

Footy fans get new TV focus

Via HeraldSun

FOOTY fans may soon be able to follow their favourite players in interactive TV broadcasts.

Telstra promises the innovations – if it wins the right to broadcast a handful of live AFL games – that will include being able to call up replays of the last three goals, statistics of individual stars and pop-up alerts on developments at other games.

The telco, restricted to a 12-hour delay before streaming games on its internet TV service, is believed to be close to winning rights in the billion-dollar negotiations over AFL TV rights.

Telstra’s AFL Game Analyser service, which puts access to goals and replays of spectacular marks at viewers’ fingertips, is to go live next week. Telstra TV spokesman Ben Kinealy said the ability to show live games on the internet opened a new world of interactive TV options.

« You could track a particular player on screen, call up their stats during the game, what they have just done and how that compares with previous matches, » he said.

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