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UEFA: Euro-2012 is the most progressive championship

The 2012 European Championship used the latest technologies and the latest trends in the world of IT. From the point of view of technology this was the most technological championship compared with all the previous ones. This was announced at a press conference in Kyiv by the Chief Operating Officer of Euro-2012, Martin Kallen.

"Euro-2012 is the most progressive Championship in terms of enlisting the use of technologies. This includes broadcasts, of which were required the provision of good quality football, live emotions and the feelings of fans. The images were truly rich and this is down to the latest technology. The championship took place with the use of the latest technologies and the latest IT trends in the world. In terms of technology the Euro was the most technological one compared with all the previous ones. Although I cannot say that in 4 years time something newer will not appear, because all know how rapidly IT technology, television and communication are developing. But this is a tradition: every UEFA tournament tries to keep the bar high to attract the most progressive technologies", the UEFA official noted.

The football functionary also recalled that an experimental 3D-broadcast had been used at the final match of Euro- 2012, which required a doubling in the speed of the data transmission network. "Euro-2012 really did bring success to UEFA, Ukraine and Poland. This Euro will be remembered for its wonderful organization, unique atmosphere and good football. All our partners are satisfied with the level of services provided. The success of the tournament depended on technologies used and the high level of services provided by UEFA’s official partners. Compared with previous tournaments, broadcasting figures were higher. This time round over 200 countries watched", said Martin Kallen.
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