Tech Now: Toshiba TV teams up with commentary legend Clive Tyldesley

Toshiba TV and fan-favourite football commentator Clive Tyldesley have partnered ahead of a packed summer of football to help England, Scotland and Wales fans settle football arguments and brush up on their football knowledge, with the help of Amazon’s Alexa.

Home Nations’ fans can now ask questions such as ‘Alexa, what’s England’s record against Scotland?’ and ‘Alexa, who is Wales’ best ever player?” and get commentary-legend Clive Tyldesley’s answers directly from Alexa through Toshiba’s TV range.

Clive has the answers to 25 commonly asked questions on European football. Fans who can’t agree on the best player from each nation, or struggle to remember how well their team did against a rival country in the past, can get all the answers from Clive by simply asking their TV – even while they’re watching a game.

Toshiba partnered with Clive to showcase the power of the Toshiba Alexa Built-In TV range, which features a far field microphone embedded in the TVs. This lets fans talk to Alexa hands-free, so as well as getting Clive’s answers they can also turn the TV on and off, switch channel, change the volume and more, all without lifting a finger. 

Fans can ask the questions at any time and get Clive’s expert commentary, even while watching a game on live TV without interrupting the action. With Clive’s in-depth knowledge, football debates can be settled on the spot.

 

Clive Answers the Big Questions   

Fans of all three qualified Home Nations in action this summer can ask about their team’s record against European opponents by simply asking “Alexa, what is [team]’s record against [team]?”, or get the lowdown on the countries’ best ever players by asking “Alexa, who is [team]’s best ever player?”.  See below for a full list of questions answered by Clive Tyldesley.

Fans can also ask what each team’s best tournament performance is by asking “Alexa, what is [team]’s best major tournament performance?”, and for those really looking to wow their friends, family and colleagues, you can also ask about the previous performance of teams the Home Nations’ will face this summer, including Croatia, Italy and Turkey.

“Summer football brings everyone together to share a passion for the national sport”, comments Clive Tyldesley. “From the diehard supporters that never miss a match, to the more casual fans who just love the building drama of a major tournament, the daily conversation is dominated by football.”

“When a nation reaches fever pitch and really gets behind its team, there’s nothing else quite like it. As someone who will be part of that TV coverage, it’s fantastic to partner with Toshiba to give fans the chance to find and discuss the facts and figures we all need to know in order to truly enjoy the show.”

 

About Clive Tyldesley

Clive Tyldesley has more than 35 years of experience on the gantry and served as ITV’s senior football commentator for more than 20 years. He has covered 22 Champions League finals, 12 major Summer international tournaments and more than 130 England internationals.

 

Toshiba TVs with Alexa Built-In

Alexa Built-In features on a range of Toshiba TVs, including the 4K HDR UK4B model available in screen sizes up to 58-inch with a sleek bezzle-less design and Toshiba’s cutting edge TRU Picture Engine. Alexa Built-In is also available on Toshiba TV’s WK3C model, offering interactive Alexa controls on a 32-inch screen, perfect for the bedroom or kitchen. Boasting cinematic features such Micro Dimming for improved deep contrast, Super Resolution for a pin sharp image and HDR10 for punchy colour, the brand new WK3C model offers a powerful sporting experience on a smaller second screen. 

 

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