YD Entertainment has added a Global Stadium to SportsTv in Portugal, offering more realistic crowd reactions for the country’s top-flight Primeira Liga.
Portugal’s major sports channel will feature more accurate crowd noises as broadcasters continue to find ways to generate atmosphere during games.
Global Stadium can be found via the SportTv app on IOS and Android devices. This is where fans can select and send sounds that they would make as if they’d be at the game.
A variety of noises including cheers, boos, chants, applause and protest sounds can be sent and played immediately for the live TV broadcast – for events like goals, penalties and key referee decisions or match-changing actions. There is even the ability for these sounds to be played over PA systems.
Global Stadium uses Artificial Intelligence to dissect the number and popularity of sounds accumulated, so that it is represented as best as possible. In situations where teams are chasing a goal or gaining heaps of momentum, the volume of noise will change accordingly.
If a large amount of fans are cheering for a team, this will be heard loud and clear. If some are cheering and others booing, it will be balanced out proportionally and will increase the volume of the most signals coming in.
Global Stadium collects a whole range of data that can see where fans are sending in sounds from and these reactions can be communicated back to the players.
“Our patented technology is ready to be rolled out in stadiums, studios and elsewhere,” Edmundo Nobre, Chief Operating Officer of YD Entertainment said.
“Our product roadmap will allow for even more remote fan interaction with the arrival of new network capabilities like 5G”.
While fans are unable to attend games for the time being, YD Entertainment’s addition of Global Stadium is another innovative step forward as games continue to be behind closed doors.
“We are excited about these first steps in massive multiplayer online interactions,” John Hagie, Managing Director of YD Entertainment said.
“This is the right moment to be building engagement among fans who are viewing events in their homes or on the move.”