Sky Sports to use “spidercam” for first time

By Nathaniel Dalby - Fri 13th Jan 2017 News

New broadcasting tech will hit the Premier League on Sunday.

Sky Sports is due to use the new “spidercam” for the first time on Sunday January 15th. 

This weekend’s Manchester United v Liverpool game (as part of Super Sunday) will incorporate spidercam for the first time in the Premier League.

Spidercam works by moving on a wire that’s set up across the length of the pitch, giving viewers a unique view on the action both before and during the game.

This technology is already used widely in the US during NFL coverage, with the Premier League now adopting it. 

Head of Football at Sky Sports, Gary Hughes, said that Sky was pulling out all the stops for the weekend of action.

“It is an unmissable Super Sunday and Sky Sports will pull out all the stops to create the best possible experience for our viewers. Spidercam for the first time, all our biggest names giving their views on a massive afternoon, it will be what everyone will be talking about on Monday – including Thierry and Jamie on an MNF special.”

As well as Man Utd v Liverpool, Super Sunday will also see Everton Clash with Manchester City, with the former recently signing a big name in Morgan Schneiderlin. 

Liverpool will be hoping for a big win over Manchester United in a bid to catch up first place Chelsea for the title. 

Viewers can watch the matches on both Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD, with Sky Q 2TB Box customers able to watch in Ultra HD.

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