Broadcasters airing this summer’s Fifa World Cup will have access to an extra 1,500 hours of content, all of which will be available for delivery to second-screen devices for the first time.
The tournament in Brazil is also expected to be the first time that second-screen viewers of free-to-air channels in the UK will be able to choose their own camera angles for replays during matches.
Second-screen functionality will be delivered via EVS C Cast platform, with viewers potentially able to choose from six camera angles during live streaming and as many as 24 for on-demand content.
Highlights of incidents during games will be delivered to viewers in an average time of one minute, said EVS marketing and communications director Nicolas Bourdon.
He added that the UK is among the rights-holding countries that plan to provide viewers with multiangle clips of highlights on tablets and mobiles.
Host broadcaster HBS will produce around 5,000 hours of live and edited content, up from 3,500 hours at the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa.
The 5,000 hours will reside in a central store known as the Fifa Max Server.
Content from 41 ENG teams will also be ingested into the system, which will be based on EVS XStoreSAN and will use 12 EVS XT3 servers.
At the last World Cup, remote viewing was limited to ENG content but in Brazil, EVS IPWeb tools will be used to provide access to low-res proxies of all footage.
“This is a major shift in the way content is managed,” said HBS communication director Nicola Taylor.
The BBC was unable to confirm its plans for World Cup coverage, while ITV said its second-screen coverage would include “real-time updates”, including pre-match analysis, interviews and live match data.