Mood or primitive atmosphere?
The Bundesliga starts again, and Sky offers special features for fans of the upcoming ghost game. Sky customers who have subscribed to the Sky Bundesliga package can acoustically "tune" the game and play popular songs.
The Bundesliga returned, but many people were terrified by the ghost game. After all, this means no fans and no mood. But pay TV provider Sky now hopes to provide its customers with special features to spread the atmosphere at least. Therefore, you can choose from multiple audio options on the day of the game.
Sky will provide a new, freely selectable audio option for all games in the next 26 days. In the basic setting "Original", you will still hear the commentator and what is happening in the stadium. In the absence of fans, this should be limited to coach announcements and player conversations. This audio option will also be heard during the original Sky conference played on Sky Sport News HD.
Match songs in real time
As an alternative to Sky customers, Pay TV offers another audio option designed to create an atmosphere. Therefore, you can follow the upcoming match day through Sky Q or Sky + receiver, join the team's appropriate shouts and audience reaction.
The press release does not show how this works. Since there will of course be live reviews of the game, it is interesting to see how fans will accept this feature and whether they will also be satisfied with the recording.
Fan reviews of Revierderby
However, Derby fans between Dortmund Football Club and Schalke 04 Football Club have obtained very special functions. As a one-time event, Sky TV will provide an additional broadcast of the Derby area between BVB and FC Schalke at the beginning of Saturday and will be broadcast on the "Sky Sports Bundesliga 7 HD" channel in its fan comments.
But, as already mentioned, this is a one-time thing. However, if viewers want to have the opportunity to add fan comments to their team, as the success increases, more games may be added in the future.