Originally posted by Jcool:
Taylor Price @TaylorPrice49
#49ers announce @Sony as consumer electronics partner at #SCStadium & sponsor of team's 20,000 sq-ft Hall of Fame. http://bit.ly/T4Wnou
just read about it. I was hoping for Samsung but Sony is cool too. Based on the interviews I've watched on Fortune it sounds like they are seriously considering building in monitors or tablets into the seats somehow so its surprising to see Sony get the nod over Samsung. They keep talking about giving the customer a chance "rewatch a play from any angle right from their seat" i.e. a personal TV or tablet to view media content, or it could be a very terrible way of phrasing "we're going to have a ton of cameras and replay it on the jumbo screens".
The "rather then Hardware we want Software driven and open source stadium" comment from York in one of the interviews really intrigues me as well. Is York just spouting off young "hipster" techie language or does he actually know what he is saying because it would be dope if they had a lot of hardware and software built into the game day experience.
link to one of the interviews and this is the caption for it
"49ers plan $1 billion high-tech stadium San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York talks about his team's plan to build a software-driven stadium that will let fans to go online at an NFL game.
Which screams your going to have a tablet at your seat or at minimum a legitimate game day app for your personal cell phone to use during the game.
[ Edited by sfout on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:20 AM ]