Orange and France Televisions are joining forces to air the first ever live 8K TV images of 2019 French Open tennis tournament (Roland-Garros 2019) over Orange's 5G network.
During the 15-day competition, visitors will be able to admire sports coverage of unrivalled quality at the stadium in two specially created showrooms. For the first time at the French Open, France Télévisions’ 8K cameras, located on the Philippe-Chatrier court with their real time data processing platform, will broadcast live to Orange’s local 5G transmitters deployed especially for the event. In addition, France Télévisions’ sports newsroom will test, in real conditions, Orange’s new 5G broadcasting performance to film their coverage using mobile cameras (HD).
Holosport: the future of sporting experiences and immersive services in mixed reality
This year, Orange and the French Tennis Federation, are offering the chance to go even further than virtual reality experiences. Thanks to mixed reality, and equipped with Magic Leap One headsets, visitors will be able to watch a tennis match broadcast in mixed reality. Mixed reality adds, on top of augmented reality, animated projected images, perfectly synchronised with reality, to create a new world combining reality and virtual reality.
Tournament Assistant: a virtual assistant dedicated to Roland-Garros
Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Orange is offering visitors an even better experience at the Tournament with this virtual assistant, via a dedicated demonstration on smartphones. Visitors can ask about history of the Roland-Garros site, practical information such as weather, location of the courts, bars, restaurants, toilets; and sporting information such as match results, the day’s schedule, location of the next matches.
The anonymous data collected and analysed will, in return, enable the organisers of the French Open to better understand the needs and interests of the visitors on the site during the tournament and improve their experience.