On demand FB cell phone replays created

September 27, 2007

People attending Purdue University home football games this fall might be the first U.S. college fans able to call up instant replays on their cell phones.

Purdue's e-Stadium is believed the first service to offer access to instant replays by demand on cell phones without charge.

Fans attending football games at Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., can use cell phones that have Internet capability to demand and view replays from as many as six camera angles and to sort the replays to find videos involving particular players or types of plays.

Current game statistics, scores of other games in progress, and biographical information of players and coaches also are available.

Associate Professor James Krogmeier, co-director of Purdue's Center for Wireless Systems and Applications, said other features are being added.

"This research will be used in many areas other than sports," said Purdue Athletic Director Morgan Burke. "Here in Ross-Ade Stadium, you have a big audience the researchers can tap into as a test bed, but there are many other areas of society that will benefit from what we are learning about wireless technology."

Because of TV licensing, only people in the stadium will be able to view the content.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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