ESPN Scores with Euro 2008

One very exciting technology introduced by ESPN during the Euro 2008 has been the innovative ESPN Axis. The 3D-image enhancement system allows the studio team to review 'virtual' plays at half-time, or in post game analysis from a multitude of camera angles with the ability to highlight and move players in a video-game like fashion to illustrate 'what if' scenario's.

The technology was developed by a Swiss company, LiberoVision and has really been a great addition to the panel discussions especially in reviewing offside cases. If only the referees in the match had the same option, we would certainly avoid a lot of missed calls and a great deal of antics and controversy.

By Mark Selfe, RedHerring