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La Liga testing virtual fans for closed venue broadcasts

Getty ImagesLa Liga is considering adding virtual crowds for broadcasts of top-flight Spanish soccer when matches resume on 11th June. Javier Tebas, La Liga president, said during a virtual media conference that the organising body had been testing the augmented reality (AR) technology to digitally add crowds to empty stadiums when matches resume behind closed doors. Homemade tech, remote production and Tesco deliveries… how BT Sport brought the Bundesliga backWith the derby between Sevilla and Real Betis set to be the first La Liga fixture since 10th March, Tebas revealed plans to provide alternative viewing options. “We are testing to see if we can allow the spectator to choose between two images — the real one or another with virtual fans and sounds,” Tebas said during the event organised by Spanish sports newspaper Marca. “We want to give fans options. The tests I’ve seen so far are impressive.

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