FOOTBALL fans will be able to virtually cheer on their team when crowdless games return – by voting against rival supporters to hear their team’s best chants.
It could see Liverpool fans still going head to head with those from Everton in the potential title-winning game, as part of a raft of innovations from Sky Sports.
At various points in the game, fans can vote on their favourite chants under Sky Sports Crowds – and they will be part of the audio mix. Realistic crowd sounds and chants are being taken from the FIFA football computer game.
Other innovations include Sky Sports Fanzone where you can have a game-long video chat with six pals – so you can “virtually” watch the game together as if you were sitting together in the pub or in your living room.
And there is quick game recap at any point in a match.
It is hoped Sky Sports Recap will help hardcore footy fans under pressure not to watch every game from their other halves – and help their family prise them away from the telly.
All 92 remaining matches will be televised live, the vast majority on Sky Sports and BT Sport, although Amazon Prime and the BBC have been granted a handful of games.
It will be the first time all games over several game weeks have all been shown on TV.
Sky Sports has a series of new innovations and features to give fans “an even more immersive experience” – and the chance to share the big moments live with family and friends virtually if they cannot watch it with them due to lockdown.
An additional 25 matches will be screened ‘free to air’ on Sky’s Pick Channel, on top of the exclusive 39 live matches for Sky Sports subscribers.
Premier League clubs yesterday broadcast advisory yesterday voted on innovations.
By: Laura Goddard
Title: Football fans will be able to cheer on teams when crowdless games return
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11796854/football-fans-cheer-teams-crowdless-games-return/
Published Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:06:52 +0000