La Ola’s rumbling wave rises above the ranks, the cheers of the fans echo, the referee’s whistle rings in the ears: pay-TV provider Sky brings the ambiance of the stadium into the living room of the house. Starting with the 2022/23 Bundesliga season, the station will broadcast the “Best Tibiko Game of the Week” with an immersive audio experience in Dolby Atmos on Saturdays – making it the first station in Germany to offer the audio format on a live sports broadcast.
Sky: Best possible sound quality
As with movies or movie series, audio is very important for sports broadcasting. Dolby Atmos takes the well-known multi-channel sound concept and adds additional height channels so viewers feel right in the middle. Stefan Kramber, Director Automotive, Content and Broadcasting, Commercial Partnership Europe, Dolby is pleased with the presentation: “Dolby Atmos is ideal for use in live sports and brings the feel of the stadium straight to the living room more realistically than ever before. Spectators hear the cheers, goal screams, referee whistles and commentary Right there in the room where it should be heard – and with the best possible sound quality. Dolby Atmos makes the best Bundesliga match a very special event every week.”