Football fans will be able to cheer on teams when crowdless games return
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.
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.
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.