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Spider-cam at the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Spider-cam at the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Sky TV was the host broadcaster at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.  At important games they employed a spider-cam which moved above the pitch on a wire providing unique perspectives on the action beneath. This is the spider-cam during the New Zealand–Canada match at the stadium in Wellington on 2 October 2011.

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Keith Quinn, 'Sports reporting and commentating - Television highlights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2021)

Story by Keith Quinn, published 5 Sep 2013