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Sky Sports MNF Rolls Out Remarkable New VR Technology For Analysis

Sky Sports MNF Rolls Out Remarkable New VR Technology For Analysis

There has been astronomical advancement in the technology used for football punditry, with Sky Sports leading the charge. Tonight, they deployed a new segment and it was remarkable.

The panel were discussing a piece of build-up play from Manchester City during their 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday. To demonstrate the challenge that lay before Arsenal defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, Jamie Carragher became Lichtsteiner through the power of virtual reality.

Wearing a virtual reality headset, Carragher stood in as the defender and operated as him in the game. When he looked left, the camera spun to show City's movement down the flank. When he turned right, Raheem Sterling was charging at him. It was a unique insight into how Pep Guardiola's outfit exposed their opposition at pace.

 

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The technology proved popular among viewers.

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Maurice Brosnan

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