Star Sports gets a tech upgrade for IPL 2023: Dolby Atmos, Real-time Highlights, Ambience-only mode, and more explained

Star Sports gets a tech upgrade for IPL 2023: Dolby Atmos, Real-time Highlights, Ambience-only mode, and more explained
Star Sports gets a tech upgrade for IPL 2023Image credits- Insidersports
  • Star Sports Network introduced new features to enhance the IPL 2023 viewing experience.
  • The broadcaster has joined hands with Dolby to provide Dolby Atmos sound on its HD feeds.
  • Other new features include Hawkeye 3D cutouts for analysis, an Ambience-only feed, Holobox for interactive experiences, and the Subtitled Feed for differently-abled audiences.
Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster of TATA IPL 2023, is introducing new features to make the upcoming season more enjoyable for fans. They've partnered with Dolby to bring Dolby ATMOS (5.1.4) audio to their HD feeds, providing an immersive audio experience. Additionally, they've worked with Dolby to optimize the placement of over 40 microphones in the stadium to capture high-quality sound.

Earlier, JioCinema announced the Hype Mode option and Multicam Toggle option to watch the match better. Hype Mode and Multicam toggle mode give you alternate camera angles, stats, and more to your game without leaving the app or play screen.

Star's latest features for IPL 2023 go against the modern viewing options provided by JioCinema.

Let’s look at the slew of new features launched by Star Sports.

Special button service

The upcoming broadcast will include 'Real-time Highlights' for viewers to catch up on any missed game segments instantly, 'Key Moments' to showcase critical game-changing moments, and a 'Stats Feed' in partnership with ESPNCricinfo, which will offer real-time statistics to TV viewers.

Dolby Atmos (Live match feed)


The live match broadcast will feature Dolby Atmos sound, providing viewers with an immersive stadium-like experience from the comfort of their own homes. This Atmos audio will be available on HD feeds.

Hawkeye 3D cutouts

With the use of this technology, viewers will be able to get more accurate and reliable analyses of the field. This technology will be used to calculate the exact position of the ball in three-dimensional space. It will also give the precise tracking of the ball’s trajectory, spin and speed. Other than this, it will be also used to track the movements of players, which will provide deep insight into their performance.

Ambience-only feed

With the press of a blue button on their remote, viewers can activate the 'Ambience Only' mode, which will remove commentary and create a stadium-like atmosphere for fans to enjoy.


This feature will provide an interactive experience allowing fans to understand key moments in the game in more detail. For instance, a close call for LBW, and stumping will be displayed more interactively, giving viewers every detail.

Subtitled Feed

The Subtitled Feed will offer live match commentary subtitles, making the IPL accessible to differently-abled audiences. Additionally, this feature is useful in noisy environments like pubs and restaurants, enabling viewers to stay engaged in the game.

Xeebra Quad Replay

Viewers can use the Quad Replay tool to capture crucial moments from multiple angles simultaneously, creating a more immersive viewing experience. This will also give the real-time analysis for more detail.

This system uses multiple high-definition cameras that capture all the action from multiple angles. The footage is then processed and displayed on a large screen, allowing viewers to review and analyze the footage in real-time.

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