Starting Dec. 4, fans at the Stade du Hameau in Pau, France, will enjoy TOP14 rugby matches in an interactive and immersive environment provided by the VOGO SPORT mobile sports replay application. Throughout the current season, the Section Paloise Bearn Pyrenees rugby club and its sponsoring partner TOTAL (www.total.com) will offer VOGO SPORT to spectators in the V.I.P. section, allowing them to use their smartphones to watch events from several different video camera views live and in real time from the comfort of their seats.
VOGO SPORT is supplied by VOGO, a leader in mobile technology products that offer compelling media experiences for in-venue spectators and an all-new, high-touch marketing outlet for sponsors. Section fans can download the free VOGO SPORT app from the Apple(R) App Store(R) or from the Google Play(TM) store prior to all home matches. The app enables them to zoom in real time or stop the live action, and they can relive their favorite actions in normal speed or slow-motion replay.
"VOGO SPORT adds tremendous value in live sports entertainment," said Christophe Carniel, VOGO co-founder. "Rugby is an exciting sport and VOGO SPORT makes it ever more exciting for fans by helping them capture and replay all of the great moments in a match."
"As a major sponsor of the Section rugby club, TOTAL wants to offer spectators in the Stade du Hameau an innovative digital experience throughout the season. This is a first in France for the TOP14 Rugby Championship," said Denis Palluat de Besset, vice president general administration of TOTAL Scientific and Technical Center, located in Pau. "TOTAL, the Section rugby club, and VOGO, are thrilled to offer such advanced digital technology through a new and immersive way to engage fans at Stade du Hameau in Pau. We're looking forward to kicking off the season together with the Section rugby club rivaling the Parisian club Racing 92 on December 4."
"With VOGO SPORT, we're engaging our fans on a whole new level," said Sandra Savio, director, Section rugby club. "With this new service, TOTAL is leveraging the Stade du Hameau's advanced technology infrastructure to create an even more exciting and entertaining experience for our fans onsite by enhancing the way they watch and interact with their team."
TOTAL, the Section Paloise, and VOGO worked closely with and would like to thank the Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, owners of the Stade du Hameau, as well as the National Rugby League and Canal+ for making the installation possible.
More information about VOGO can be found at www.vogosport.com.