The FIFA World cup 2018 has entered into a crucial stage with some major upsets. Group stage has now ended and the world football event has now entered into a quarter-final stage, giving us nail-biting competitions to watch. According to some source, around 1 billion people are tuned in to watch the FIFA World Cup 2018. To make sure, die-hard football fans won’t miss a live streaming of even single match, a lot of efforts has been put in by the organizers to broadcast the matches.

Telecasting a football match is a not an easy process, it takes hundreds of men, complex technology and hours of preparation before a ball is kicked in the stadium. It also takes a huge amount of resources, infrastructure investment and various tool in the background that provides additional information to the referee that ultimately helps in decision making.

Approximately, 300 broadcasters are showcasing live matches to 210 countries.

Talking about the technology,

FIFA announced that this would be the first cup to have all 64 matches shot in Ultra HD, with HDR to boot.

Also, it was revealed that 37 cameras would cover every single match.

A hybrid UHD/HDR/1080p setup is being used that improves the picture quality.

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To make sure that even the fastest goal is not missed, eight cameras are installed to capture the moment in super slow motion,

Besides, there is two ultra-motion camera. These cameras are key for things like VAR (video-assisted referee) technology and help referees to take right decision when something controversial happens in the game.

If that is not enough, another two cameras are the Cinefex heli-cam and a cable-cam that are installed. Moreover, there are two reverse corner cameras and one tunnel camera to round things off.

This is all done by Host Broadcast Services (HBS), who have been doing the job of showcasing the World Cup with great video quality since the 2002 tournament in Korea and Japan.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) has now launched an ambitious drive to become a cultural, technology and entertainment hub as part of sweeping modernization plans for the country’s “Vision 2030”. The conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the project “Quality of Life Program 2020,” on Thursday night in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, an initiative in which the country will invest 130 billion riyals ($34.7 billion dollars) in culture and modern technology by 2020.

Many film stars such as American actress Katie Holmes and British actor-cum-director Idris Elba attended the event along with a lot of Saudi officials.

Ahmad al-Mazid, who leads the project for Saudi Arabia said,

“The goal is to create “a true cultural industry, with theatres, cinemas and training centers equipped with modern technology”

The project includes a lot of things such as an aquatic center, 16 entertainment complexes, and three other huge leisure hubs that include culture and technology for all the people of Saudia Arabia. This project is a part of a bid, to ensure the major three Saudi cities make it into the global top 100 for the quality of life.

“Quality of Life Program 2020” project is designed to encourage wealthy young citizens to spend more of their leisure time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rather than going abroad. In Saudi Arabia, almost half the population is below the age of 25, hence this project will be quite beneficial for the youth of the country.

Ahmad Khatib, the head of the entertainment policy,

“It will contribute to the satisfaction of Saudis and incentivize them to invest in their country and to stay.”

British actor Elba, who made his name as a gangster in the gritty American police series The Wire, said at the event that “Saudi Arabia gave me an opportunity to make my film here, it made sense on an economic model, I would definitely be here, why not?”

The Crown Prince of Saudia Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, wants to modernize his homeland, both in terms of liberalizing Saudi society and reducing the economy’s overwhelming dependence on oil. This project aims to create 300,000 new jobs and represents a key pillar of the nation’s “Vision 2030” reforms.