Sky Sports: Catch more rugby than ever before!
Last Updated: 10/10/13 11:17am
Sky Sports will broadcast all Heineken Cup teams live with 12 matches, plus one live match from the Amlin Challenge Cup.
There will also be two ITM matches, three Currie Cup matches and both days of the IRB Sevens tournament in Australia plus support programming including an exclusive preview of the much anticipated Lions RAW documentary - Thursday, 10pm on Sky Sports 2 HD
This season also includes a host of innovations, some exclusive to Sky Sports:
SKY CART: Already a fixture on Sky Sports' cricket coverage, the Sky Cart will make its rugby debut this season in the Heineken Cup. Will Greenwood will take the analysis closer to the action, gaining player reaction on the major talking points of the match.
REF CAM: First introduced by Sky Sports in December 2012, the chest-mounted camera will continue to give viewers a close-up view from the unique perspective of the referee for Heineken Cup matches and all the Greene King IPA Championship action.
HEINEKEN CUP EVENT CENTRE: Sky Sports subscribers can catch every moment of European club rugby's premier competition with all the games streamed online, plus interactive match timelines, replays, team line-ups and in-depth facts and statistics.
SKY 3D: In November, for the first time in Britain and Ireland, Sky will broadcast a women's rugby event in 3D when England face France for the first of their Autumn Internationals. Sky 3D viewers will also be able to watch all the England men's action from the QBE Autumn Internationals in 3D.
DRESSING ROOM CAMERAS: used at the 2013 Heineken Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium giving great coverage of Toulon's winning dressing room. Also featured throughout southern hemisphere coverage and this summer's Lions Tour.
FRONTLINE: Technology that has the ability throughout a match to graphically highlight specific match incidents that may prove a turning point in the game's outcome.
HI MOTION: Sky enhances its coverage with Hi Motion technology that provides replays of up to 1000 frames per second, a perspective not possible with standard cameras. The cameras were originally developed in the automotive industry for filming crash test dummies. In 2013 Sky pioneered the use of a mobile Hi-motion camera, the Sony FS700, which records at 300 frames per second.
SPIDERCAM: SpiderCam gives unrivalled coverage of the territorial nature of rugby and a unique perspective on scrums and lineouts.
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