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Sky Fan Zone
04th, May
Sky HD Fan Zone Project

Sky HD FanZone is one project we developed on Sky Deutschland for Bundesliga, Champions League and F1. The main reason for this is that the viewer can see up to 9 matches at the same time in one single TV channel.

The Fan Zone Channel also allows the user to: 

  • Chose which audio you want to hear using the Sky control remote
  • Select what match you want to see on full-screen
  • See different cameras of the F1
  • A ticker on the bottom shows information from all the league like results and standings

This was one of my first experiences working together with Germans in a cooperative environment. The professionalism on how the project was born, developed and placed was impressive. Almost all the different departments of Sky Deutschland was part of it, from product development, technology, creative services, broadcast operations, legal, and other areas, and one of the great things about this project was that innovation came when this synergy between all the areas from one company worked together.

On my role, I had to develop the graphic and data integration side using Vizrt platform together with a custom application. This custom application receives the information directly from the match ; when a goal hits and score changes the information comes directly using a REST feed and the graphics changes automatically, no manual operation involved.

You can see part of the Fan Zone promo on this YouTube Video:

And if you want to read about in Sky Website:

http://www.sky.de/fanzone