Cisco hits one into the park with Yankee Stadium

Talk about big screen sports entertainment! Cisco's plans to saturate Yankee Stadium with more than 1,000 high-def screens, which are not TVs but IPTV monitors. Not only will fans not miss a second, but they will also gain brand new services, similar to what digital video recorders did for live TV.

Specifically Fans at the new Yankee Stadium will have an "immersive" video experience in which 1,100 high-definition screens will keep them glued to the game even when they are not at their seats. Such was the promise this week from Cisco and the New York Yankees as they discussed the $15 million to $16 million technology infrastructure and potential for the fan experience at the stadium, slated to open in April 2009. From a Yankees widget on their mobile phone or PDA, fans will be able to view the game from different angle around the stadium, launch instant replays, access statistics specific to the game situation, and interact with other fans in a community of shared interest, Yankees and Cisco officials said.

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