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As the prestigious tennis tournament is now heading into its final stages, Telstra Broadcast Services has revealed that its NetCam technology is being deployed to give Wimbledon audiences what is claimed to be a ‘never before broadcast’ vision of the action.
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NetCam is the next evolution of Telstra’s Globecam unit which provides live, point-of-view miniature camera solutions that specialise in live sport. It is the result of several years’ R&D by Telstra working closely with tennis authorities such as Wimbledon organiser The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), to ensure viability. Globecam has its own proprietary camera and software allowing creation of a unique device in a custom-designed housing.

The technology captures live play during the broadcast production with HD, stabilisation and high degree of control. It also includes full HD 1080i/50; full remote camera control for colour and exposure; digital pan and image and framing adjustment. The Wimbledon deployment, a first for the AELTC, sees miniature camera technology positioned on each side of the net to deliver audiences with a panorama of Wimbledon’s Centre and No.1 Courts during match play. It also provides players and officials with a unique, live net’s-eye view of the on-court action.

“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,” remarked Trevor Boal, head of Telstra Broadcast Services. “Broadcasting vision from Telstra’s NetCam is a first for The Championships, Wimbledon, enhancing match coverage like never before.”

Added AELTC head of broadcast and production Paul Davies: “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.