The Premier League’s broadcast could have some new features should top flight action in the country resume next month, according to a report by the Evening Standard.
It is revealed that the Premier League wants to change tack from Germany in how matches are broadcast when the season resumes after fans complained about the lack of atmosphere in the Bundesliga matches held last weekend.
Many options are currently being discussed to make the league a better spectacle including computer-generated fans and added crowd noise.
One of the more interesting ideas being suggested is that cameras will be allowed inside all dressing rooms during match days.
Sky and BT are said to want access inside the changing rooms for pre-match, half-time and also footage from within the winning team’s changing room; although the audio will be muted.
It is revealed that this move comes amidst fears that the clubs will have to pay a rebate in excess of £350million to the broadcasters as they will be delivering a diminished product.
One way of improving the quality of the product is by giving broadcasters more access to the dressing rooms.
It is said that the proposals will not be a breach of contract for clubs such as Spurs and Manchester City, who have already signed access-all-areas deals with Amazon Prime.
Spurs Web Opinion
While it will be great for fans to get acess to what happens in the changing room, there are a hundred reasons why this is a terrible idea. While clubs will probably be in support of this as they wouldn’t want to lose out on the broadcast revenue, I doubt players and mangers will be in favour of it.
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