The first two months of Bundesliga football tour gave a lot of food for thought about what the shortcomings of the Germans should take into account and correct, and which of the proposed solutions are working now. Despite working in a different segment and on another market, it is necessary to think all of this would not be amiss and the leadership of the NBA, which right now is working on the format and calendar of the remainder of the season. It’s time to consider the mistakes of others and to make amendments.
The game in an empty stadium
This is the “given” in the problem statement that no one can change or fix. That all sporting events, and it may be that the Olympics will be played without spectators at least another year, there is no doubt. Yes, it is strange and sad, it affects the atmosphere of competition, but it also leads to a rather complicated consequences. It just so happened that now recognize the choicest foul language during a match is easy, and therefore a global audience the NBA will not have to strain your ears to hear everything.
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Slang racial-pejorative tinge in the air of the national TV — obviously not what want to read and hear NBA Commissioner Adam silver after the resumption of the season. So now you need to look for a solution. So we can assume, for example, over the loud music. This measure is often used for Matches stars to give the game an atmosphere of ease. And here the musical background will be different purpose.
It should be noted that basketball unlike football is more dynamic game, which should reduce in a television broadcast, the number of pauses between phrases, and hence will reduce the chances that the audience is basketball will get a lesson of street linguistics from Patrick Beverly or Draymond green. Of course, this will only work for TV broadcast, not for Internet broadcasting, where there is a option to disable comments. But somehow the leadership of the NBA must pay attention to this seemingly minor but obvious problem.
Limit physical contact
At the end of the round in the Bundesliga meticulous statistics estimated that the number of fouls and physical contact on the football field compared to the last round before stopping season decreased by 46%. Players not only embrace after scoring (it’s forbidden by the rules), but not at risk to go into tackles, use the body when fighting for the ball, and so on.
Some associate it with the physical preparation of players, he says, once players reach his peak form, then everything will return to normal. It would be so, because otherwise we’re going to look at a simulation game, not a competition.
In the NBA this caveat becomes even more relevant as the teams play on a smaller space, and contact between players is tighter.
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If the players are not allowed to hug a teammate after a goal scored, what to do a center or a power forward, which under the ring and fighting for selection are inevitably in a contact situation.
I just mind and remind you of holding a mixed martial arts tournament, where athletes in contact more tightly. Yes, but there we are talking about the short term interaction between two specific fighters, all of which then pass a number of necessary medical procedures.
The NBA season over a large — scale and long-term undertaking, involving a greater number of people. Therefore, it would be very unfortunate if the restriction of physical contact will significantly affect the level of hardness and athleticism of the championship. This is especially true in the playoffs where defense and physical pressure are not comparable with the level of the regular season. How to make forced changes in the present circumstances, no idea why and are curious as to how the decision will find the leadership of the League.
The effect of the presence in the stands
Over the past weekend, I heard five times the phrase that the new conditions force us to adapt to a new football. Logically, only that we need to learn to influence circumstances and not changing them, at least outwardly, to give them the appearance of such familiar and beloved competitions.
So after a long search, was disappointed when I found out that the best solution for clubs when the Bundesliga matches broadcast not only on TV, but the Internet was changing the camera angle. To hide the lack of fans in the stands, just place the camera in a few rows below… And this is talking about the Bundesliga — the most advanced, are not afraid to experiment and try something new. In this situation, not considered the possibility of using AR technology (Augmented Reality — augmented reality), mystery.
THIS is what’s possible with #5G HOLOGRAPHIC technology.
— John B Wells 11:11 (@JohnBWellsCTM) May 19, 2020
The way in which the real scanned area, after which it is possible to project almost any virtual objects seem more than appropriate here. Especially if we are talking about Internet broadcasts. To enter into the stream of fans in the stands, of course, is not a piece of cake, but is a real challenge.
It is clear that there are many questions associated with lots of angles, speed, and different combinations of a change of plans, but the current situation is forcing herself to at least try to implement this technology. NBA in this plan is much more progressive. This applies both to purely commercials stock.
👟🏀 Augmented Reality tech will be a significant part of all future of product displays. So many possibilities across every industry! pic.twitter.com/8nkPd00lMs #ar #vr #xr #advertising #MWC19 #IoT #MWCLA19 #ai #nba #dx #SmartCities #ThursdayThoughts RT @NBA @KingJames @nassaraf
— Sean Gardner (@2morrowknight) October 24, 2019
And the official ESPN broadcasts, in which experiments were conducted with AR.
Featuring in-game stats, play & ball movement diagrams, as well as player identification & stats live into the broadcast. 🏀 pic.twitter.com/y1Xxjn3u1U
— Thomas van Schaik (@thomasvanschaik) May 23, 2019
So very interesting how the League will approach the problem of empty grandstands live. Sport as a show or spectacle will never lose its relevance, as an element of the living presence, yet when the course of historical events and a new way of life begin to dictate the terms, you should not resist them, and to evolve, trying to find ways of solving urgent problems, no matter how fanciful they may seem at first.
Using the tools of augmented reality in the online broadcasts of sports events is one of those. And understanding, and later the adoption of this idea is a natural and logical process, as the implementation of the system VAR.