Bundesliga: Broadcaster to offer viewers option of recorded crowd sounds as league gears to restart without spectators

Bundesliga's broadcaster Sky said there would also be “a freely selectable new alternative audio track with a recorded stadium atmosphere”.

Reuters May 15, 2020 08:47:29 IST
Bundesliga: Broadcaster to offer viewers option of recorded crowd sounds as league gears to restart without spectators

Berlin: Broadcaster Sky is offering viewers the option of watching Bundesliga matches with recorded crowd noise, including singing, when the league resumes without spectators in the stadiums following the coronavirus stoppage on Saturday.

Bundesliga Broadcaster to offer viewers option of recorded crowd sounds as league gears to restart without spectators

Representative image of players of Bundesliga teams Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg playing in an empty stadium. AP

Sky said on its website that viewers could choose to watch the matches with natural sound, which is likely to consist of the shouts of players and coaches echoing around the empty stadium.

However, it said there would also be “a freely selectable new alternative audio track with a recorded stadium atmosphere”.

“In addition to the live commentary, it also plays back fan chants for the participating teams and crowd reactions to the match,” Sky said.

For viewers who preferred the original sound, Sky said that “the focus will be more on the calls of players and coaches as well as the sounds of the ball action”.

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