The Premier League actions returns to NBC Sports on June 17 and there are plenty of innovative things planned, including enhanced audio for games.
With no fans in the stadium for the final 92 games of the 2019-20 Premier League season, it was announced Thursday that NBC Sports are working with EA Sports to have crowd noise for audio during Premier League games broadcast on NBCSN and on NBC.
Pierre Moossa, coordinating producer for NBC Sports Group’s PL coverage, explained the new feature on a call with media.
“Ultimately it’s the most authentic way of enhancing the audio. We truly believe that this is probably the best viewer experience during these conditions without fans behind closed doors,” Moossa said.
Some of the other things you can look out for will be lead announcer Arlo White and analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux being at the stadiums in England. They will be calling games from a safe distance in the gantry, while they will hear the enhanced audio in their headset to help with the rhythm and flow of commentating on a game without a crowd.
In the studio in Stamford, Premier League Live host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Kyle Martino will be sat further away than usual to abide by the social-distancing rules, while there are strict protocols in place for all of the production team to follow.