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Super Bowl 50 broadcast by CBS to showcase new technology

Workers install sod on the field at

Workers install sod on the field at Levi's Stadium in preparation for the NFL's Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Credit: AP / Jeff Chiu

PASADENA, Calif. — CBS Sports will unveil new technology for the network’s broadcast of Super Bowl 50 next month.

A replay system will give viewers a 360-degree perspective and higher resolution than previously ever seen for the game. Thirty-six cameras strung around the upper deck of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, can freeze the moment and revolve around the play before continuing to show the scene.

Viewers on Feb. 7 will be able to check out the quarterback’s view from the pocket to other players’ perspectives on the field.

For the first time in a Super Bowl, CBS will use eight custom-molded pylons that house 16 cameras to film the goal lines and sidelines of both teams. The cameras also will have microphones embedded in them to enhance the game’s natural sound.

The network announced the new technology Tuesday at a TV critics gathering in Pasadena.

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