5G immersive camera installed in seat 5 of row G of the central stand of the Sport Lisboa e Benfica stadium transmitted the game directly to the children’s VR glasses.
Children who had never been to the Sport Lisboa e Benfica stadium saw the Benfica-Marítimo match as if they were really there. Using 5G technology and virtual reality glasses, it was possible to reduce the more than 340 kilometers that separate Paredes from Lisbon, allowing the mini fans to live the 90 minutes fully immersed in the game and interact with reality in the stands.
For that, a Panasonic BGH-1 camera was placed in Seat 5, row G of the Stadium, which broadcast the game live to the Oculus Quest 2 used by the children and other fans that were in the Benfica House of Paredes. The ultra-fast speeds of NOS’ 5G, as well as its low latency and the YBVR streaming technology, ensured an immersive experience very close to reality.
For Daniel Beato, Director of NOS for the consumer area, “the role of NOS is to bring the benefits of the fifth generation mobile network to all the Portuguese. With this initiative we show the positive impact that 5G can have on the life of all of us, as an enabler of unique experiences, which will remain forever in the memory of those who live them. That’s what we work for every day”.
According to Carlos Moia, Executive President of the Benfica Foundation, “for us it is very important to be close to all the fans, especially those who, for various reasons, have not had the opportunity to attend a game of their team in its stadium.
The Benfica Foundation develops several Social Responsibility projects in different areas of intervention, namely the “For you if you don’t miss it!”, which aims to empower and combat absenteeism and school dropout, using sports as a tool for inclusion.