Sky offers 360° degree highlights app for Champions League Final
Editor | 21-05-2013
Continuing its policy of using innovation to keep its edge in more competitive markets, Sky Sports has launched a new multi-camera highlights feature for its iPad app.
Unveiled to coincide with the UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, which it will show live, Sky claims that with its second-screen app, viewers can for the first time ever “turn their armchair into the director’s chair.”
Using live multi-camera technology from EVS, feeds from over 20 different camera angles will be available during the highlight of the European football season, allowing fans to pick their choice of highlights with the option of slow motion. The Sky Sports for iPad app is also available for F1 Race Control and the Premier League Match centre and The Masters golf.
“This is great news for the Sky Sports for iPad app, which keeps getting better and better,” commented David Gibbs, director of Sky Sports Digital Media. “This is about putting the technology into the hands of the viewer and allowing them to recapture the big moments in the final. It’s the first time we’ve offered this through our app and it’s another example of our investment in the Sky Sports viewers' experience.”